ASTM B609/B609M-12

    Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum 1350-O (annealed), 1350-H12 or -H22 (¼ hard), 1350-H14 or -H24 (½ hard), 1350-H16 or -H26 (¾ hard) and 1350-H142 or -H242 (½ hard), suitable for stranding into conductors or for solid single conductors, either bare or insulated (see Table 1 or Table 2).

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    1.2.1 For density, resistivity, and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    Note 1—Prior to 1975, aluminum 1350 was designated as EC-aluminum.

    Note 2—The aluminum and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1. Aluminum 1350 corresponds to Unified Numbering System A91350 in accordance with Practice E527.

    TABLE 1 Standard Nominal Diameters, Cross-Sectional Areas, and Mass Per Unit Length of Solid Round Aluminum Wires and Conductors at 20°C AWG or cmil Sizes

    Note—Metric values listed as follows represent a soft conversion and as such they may not be the same as those metric mass per unit length which are calculated from the basic metric density.
    Conversion factors:
    1 lb/1000 ft = 1.488 ft + 00 kg/km
    1 in. = 25.4 mm

    Size cmil
    or AWG
    DiameterCross-Sectional AreaMass Per Unit Length
    milsmmcmilin.2mm2 lb/1000 ftkg/km
    500 000707.117.960500 0000.3927253.3459.4 683.7
    450 000670.817.040450 0000.3534228.0413.5 615.3
    400 000632.516.070400 0000.3142202.7367.6 547.0
    350 000591.615.030350 0000.2749177.3321.6 478.6
    300 000547.713.910300 0000.2356152.0275.7 410.2
    250 000500.012.700250 0000.1963126.7229.7 341.8
    0000460.0 11.680211 6000.1662 107.2194.4289.3
    000409.6 10.4000167 8000.1318 85.01154.2229.4
    00364.89.2660133 1000.1045 67.43122.3182.0
    0324.98.2520105 600 0.0829153.4997.00144.3
    1289.37.348083 6900.0657342.4176.91114.4
    2257.66.543066 3600.0521233.6260.9890.73
    3229.45.827052 6200.0413326.6748.3671.96
    4204.35.189041 7400.0327821.1538.3557.07
    5181.94.620033 0900.0259916.7730.4045.24
    6162.04.115026 2400.0206113.3024.1235.88
    7144.33.665020 8200.0163510.5519.1328.47
    8128.53.264016 5100.012978.6715.1722.58
    9114.42.906013 0900.010286.63112.0317.89
    10101.92.588010 3800.0084555.2619.54214.20
    1190.72.30408 2260.0064614.1687.55911.25
    1280.82.05206 5290.0051283.3085.9998.927
    1372.01.82905 1840.0040722.6274.7647.088
    1464.11.62804 1090.0032272.0823.7765.618
    1557.11.45003 2600.0025611.6522.9964.458
    1650.81.29002 5810.0020271.3082.3713.529
    1745.31.15102 0520.0016121.0401.8862.806
    1840.31.02401 6240.0012760.82291.4922.221
    1935.9 0.91191 2890.001012 0.6531 1.1841.762
    2032.0 0.81281 0240.00080420.51890.94101.400
    2128.5 0.7239812.20.00063790.41160.74641.111
    2225.3 0.6426640.10.00050270.32430.58820.8752
    2322.60.5740510.80.00040110.25880.46930.6984
    2420.1 0.5105404.00.00031730.20470.37130.5542
    2517.90.4547320.40.00025160.16240.29440.4381
    2615.9 0.4039252.80.00019860.12810.23230.3457
    2714.2 0.3607201.60.00015890.10220.18530.2757
    28 12.60.3200158.80.0001247 0.08045 0.14590.2171
    29 11.30.2870127.70.0001003 0.06470 0.11730.1746
    3010.0 0.2540100.00.000078540.05067 0.091890.1367

    TABLE 2 Standard Nominal Diameters, Cross-Sectional Areas, and Mass per Unit Length of Solid Round Aluminum Wires and Conductors at 20°C

    Note—The data in Table 2 were extracted in part from Specification B682.

    Diameter, mmCross-Sectional Area, mm2Mass per Unit Length, kg/km
    18.0255.0702.0
    16.0201.0555.0
    14.0154.0425.0
    12.5123.0339.0
    11.298.5272.0
    10.078.5217.0
    9.0063.6176.0
    8.0050.3139.0
    7.1039.6109.0
    6.3031.286.0
    5.6024.668.0
    5.0019.654.2
    4.5015.943.9
    4.0012.634.7
    3.559.9027.3
    3.157.7921.5
    2.806.1617.0
    2.504.9113.5
    2.243.9410.9
    2.003.148.67
    1.802.557.02
    1.602.015.55
    1.401.544.25
    1.251.233.39
    1.120.9852.72
    1.000.7852.17
    0.9000.6361.76
    0.8000.5031.39
    0.7100.3961.09
    0.6300.3120.860
    0.5600.2460.680
    0.5000.1960.542
    0.4500.1590.439
    0.4000.1260.347
    0.3550.09900.273
    0.3150.07790.215
    0.2800.06160.170
    0.2500.04910.135


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials

    B233 Specification for Aluminum 1350 Drawing Stock for Electrical Purposes

    B354 Terminology Relating to Uninsulated Metallic Electrical Conductors

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B682 Specification for Metric Sizes of Electrical Conductors

    B830 Specification for Uniform Test Methods and Frequency

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    ANSI Standard

    ANSI H35.1 American National Standard for Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum

    ANSI H35.1[M] American National Standard for Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.150.10 (Aluminium products)

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    DOI: 10.1520/B0609_B0609M-12

    Citation Format

    ASTM B609 / B609M-12, Standard Specification for Aluminum 1350 Round Wire, Annealed and Intermediate Tempers, for Electrical Purposes , ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.org

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