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This specification establishes the requirements for copper alloy strips for use in the manufacture of electrical connectors or spring contacts produced from one of the following Copper Alloy UNS Nos.: C14530, C15100, C15500, C17000, C17200, C17410, C17450, C17460, C17500, C17510, C19010, C19025, C19210, C19400, C19500, C19700, C23000, C26000, C40810, C40850, C40860, C42200, C42500, C42520, C42600, C50580, C50780, C51000, C51080, C51100, C51180, C51980, C52100, C52180, C52480, C63800, C65400, C68800, C70250, C70260, C70265, C75200, and C76200. The material for manufacture shall be a cast bar, slab, cake, billet, or other form of such composition as to be suitable for processing by either hot- or cold-working to produce the products prescribed in this specification. Products shall be finished by hot working, cold working, annealing, or heat treatment as may be necessary to meet mechanical property requirements, which include tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation. Tempers shall be available in the annealed, rolled, or mill hardened conditions. Products shall also adhere to tolerances as to dimension such as thickness, width, length, straightness, and mass.
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1.1 This specification establishes the requirements for copper alloy strip for use in the manufacture of electrical connectors or spring contacts produced from one of the following Copper Alloy UNS Nos.: C14530, C15100, C15500, C17000, C17200, C17410, C17450, C17460, C17500, C17510, C19002, C19010, C19015, C19025, C19210, C19400, C19500, C19700, C23000, C26000, C40810, C40850, C40860, C42200, C42500, C42520, C42600, C50580, C50780, C51000, C51080, C51100, C51180, C51980, C52100, C52180, C52480, C63800, C64725, C65400, C68800, C70250, C70260, C70265, C70310, C70350, C75200, and C76200.
1.2 The requirements for the other copper alloys such as copper-nickel-tin spinodal, UNS C72650, C72700, and C72900, shall be as prescribed in the current edition of Specification .
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 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.
B193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor Materials
B248 Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar
B248M Specification for General Requirements for Wrought Copper and Copper-Alloy Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar (Metric)
B601 Classification for Temper Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys--Wrought and Cast
B740 Specification for Copper-Nickel-Tin Spinodal Alloy Strip
B820 Test Method for Bend Test for Determining the Formability of Copper and Copper Alloy Strip
B846 Terminology for Copper and Copper Alloys
E8/E8M Test Methods for Tension Testing of Metallic Materials
E54 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Special Brasses and Bronzes
E62 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper and Copper Alloys (Photometric Methods)
E75 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper-Nickel and Copper-Nickel-Zinc Alloys
E478 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Copper Alloys
E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)
ICS Number Code 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)
UNSPSC Code 30262400(Copper ingots strip billets and coil); 39121400(Electrical lugs plugs and connectors)
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