This specification covers 800 series aluminum alloys fabricated into round wires in annealed or intermediate tempers suitable for stranding into conductors or for solid single conductors, usually to be insulated. The wire shall be made from drawing stock meeting the chemical composition limits for aluminum, silicon, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, and boron. The wire shall be free of imperfections and shall conform to specified values for tensile strength, elongation, and electrical resistivity. The specified values for the density of aluminum alloys and wire diameter, shall be taken for the calculation of mass and cross sections. Joints may be made in drawing stock and in the wire prior to final drawing, or during final drawing or in the finished wire by electrical-butt welding, cold-pressure welding, or by electric-butt, cold-upset welding. Details for each kind of test and measurement method (tensile strength test, resistivity measurement, diameter measurement, surface-finish inspection) are discussed thoroughly.
1.1 This specification covers 8000 series aluminum alloys fabricated into round wires in annealed or intermediate tempers suitable for stranding into conductors or for solid single conductors, usually to be insulated.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound or SI units are to be regarded separately as the 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 standard.
1.2.1 For density, resistivity and temperature, the values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.Note 1
Aluminum alloys capable of meeting the requirements of this specification are listed in .Note 2
The alloy and temper designations conform to ANSI H35.1. Unified Numbering System alloy designations are listed in in accordance with Practice E 527.Note 3
Certain aluminum alloys may be subject to patent rights. U.S. patents numbers are shown in .
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.