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This specification covers hard-drawn round copper-clad steel electrical conductor for CATV drop wire (coaxial cable center conductor). The wire shall be composed of a steel core with a substantially uniform and continuous copper cladding thoroughly bonded to it throughout. The size shall be expressed as the diameter of the wire. The steel wire shall conform to the prescribed tensile strength, elongation, and breaking strength. Requirements for (1) tension and torsion tests, (2) method of determining the electrical resistance, (3) cladding uniformity in terms of thickness, and (4) joint construction are detailed. The prescribed density of the wire to be taken for calculating mass/unit length, cross section, and so forth is given.
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1.1 This specification covers 21 % conductivity hard-drawn round copper-clad steel wire for coaxial cable center conductors ( ).
Note 1: Wire ordered to this specification is not intended for redrawing since it is furnished in the hard-drawn temper. If wire is desired for the purpose, the manufacturer should be consulted.
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 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
NIST DocumentNBS Handbook 100 Copper Wire Tables
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B258 Specification for Standard Nominal Diameters and Cross-Sectional Areas of AWG Sizes of Solid Round Wires Used as Electrical Conductors
ICS Number Code 29.060.10 (Wires)
UNSPSC Code 26121520(Copper steel wire)
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ASTM B869-07(2018), Standard Specification for Copper-Clad Steel Electrical Conductor for CATV Drop Wire, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top