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1.1 This specification covers the requirements for rod drawing stock in diameters from ¼ to 13/8 in. (6.4 to 35 mm) produced from electrolytic tough-pitch or oxygen-free coppers and are suitable for further fabrication into electrical conductors.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to Section 13. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B5 Specification for High Conductivity Tough-Pitch Copper Refinery Shapes
B115 Specification for Electrolytic Copper Cathode
B170 Specification for Oxygen-Free Electrolytic CopperRefinery Shapes
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B224 Classification of Coppers
B577 Test Methods for Detection of Cuprous Oxide (Hydrogen Embrittlement Susceptibility) in Copper
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E18 Test Methods for Rockwell Hardness of Metallic Materials
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E53 Test Method for Determination of Copper in Unalloyed Copper by Gravimetry
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E1606 Practice for Electromagnetic (Eddy Current) Examination of Copper and Aluminum Redraw Rod for Electrical Purposes
E2575 Test Method for Determination of Oxygen in Copper and Copper Alloys
Other DocumentNBS Handbook 100 Copper Wire Tables
ICS Number Code 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire); 30102409(Copper rods)
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ASTM B49-08a, Standard Specification for Copper Rod Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top