Detail: 21% IACS 1.63mm Copper Clad Steel Wire Electrical Conductor
for CATV Drop Wire ASTM B869
1.1 This specification covers 21 % conductivity hard-drawn
round copper-clad steel wire for coaxial cable center conductors
( Note 1) .
NOTE 1Wire ordered to this specification is not intended for
since it is furnished in the hard-drawn temper. If wire is desired
purpose, the manufacturer should be consulted.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded
as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for
2. Referenced Documents
2.1 The following documents, of the issue in effect on the
date of material purchase, form a part of this specification to
the extent referenced herein.
2.2 ASTM Standards: 2
B 193 Test Method for Resistivity of Electrical Conductor
B 258 Specification for Standard Nominal Diameters and
Cross-Sectional Areas ofAWG Sizes of Solid RoundWires
Used as Electrical Conductors
2.3 NIST Document:
NBS Handbook 100Copper Wire Tables3
3. Ordering Information
3.1 Orders for material under this specification shall include
the following information:
3.1.1 Quantity of each size;
3.1.2 Wire size: diameter in inches ( see 5.1 and Table 1) ;
3.1.3 Package size ( see 15.1) ;
3.1.4 Special package marking, if required ( Section 15) ; and
3.1.5 Place of inspection ( 13.2) .
4.1 The wire shall be composed of a steel core with a
substantially uniform and continuous copper cladding thoroughly
bonded to it throughout.
4.2 The finished copper-clad steel wire shall conform to the
requirements in this specification.
5. Dimensions and Permissible Variations
5.1 The size shall be expressed as the diameter of the wire
in decimal fractions of an inch, using four places of decimals,
that is, in tenths of a mil ( Note 2) .
NOTE 2The values of wire diameters in Table 1 and Table 2 are given
to the nearest 0.0001 in. ( 0.0025 mm) and correspond to the
given in Specification B 258. In specifying diameters of wire or
wire, the diameter should also be expressed to the fourth decimal
An excellent discussion of wire gages and related subjects is
NBS Handbook 100.
5.2 Within the range of diameters included in Table 1, the
wire shall not vary from the specified diameter by more than
61 % , expressed to the nearest 0.0001 in. ( 0.0025 mm) .
5.3 Ten percent, but not less than five reels ( or all, if the lot
is less than five) , from any lot of wire shall be gaged. All reels
shall be gaged if any of the selected reels fail to conform to the
requirements for diameter
6. Workmanship, Finish, and Appearance
6.1 The surface of the wire shall be free from imperfections
and be consistent with good commercial practice.
7. Tensile and Elongation Properties
7.1 The wire shall conform to a minimum tensile requirement
of 120 000 psi ( 827 MPa) and a minimum elongation
requirement of 1.0 % .
7.2 Tension tests shall be made on representative samples.
Unless otherwise agreed upon between the manufacturer and
the purchaser, the elongation shall be determined by measurements
made between the jaws of the testing machine. The zero
length shall be the distance between the jaws when a load equal
to 10 % of the specified tensile strength has been applied, and
the final length shall be the distance between the jaws at the
time of rupture. The zero length shall be as near 10 in. ( 254
mm) as practicable. The fracture shall be between the jaws of
the testing machine and not closer than 1 in. ( 25.4 mm) to
either jaw. The elongation as thus determined shall not be less
than 1.0 % . See Table 2 for related breaking strengths.
7.3 When agreed upon between the manufacturer and the
purchaser, the elongation may be measured by means of an
extensometer suitable for measuring elongation in 10 in. ( 250
mm) and having a vernier reading to 0.01 in. ( 0.25 mm)
attached to the test specimen at a tension load of approximately
10 % of rated strength. The elongation as thus determined shall
not be less than 1.0 % . If the fracture occurs before the 1.0 %
elongation requirement and outside the two attachments of the
extensometer to the specimen, this sample shall be disregarded
and a retest shall be performed.
7.4 RetestIf, upon testing a sample from any coil or spool
of wire, the results do not conform to the tensile requirements
prescribed in 7.1 and the elongation requirements of 7.4, two
additional samples shall be tested, and the average of the three
tests shall determine the acceptance or rejection of the coil or
NOTE 3The approximate properties of 21 % conductivity hard drawn
copper-clad steel wire are shown in Table 1 for the information of
of this specification.
8. Torsion Test
8.1 The wire shall withstand, without fracture, not less than
20 torsions in a length equivalent to 100 times the nominal
diameter of the specimen. In the twist test, the rate of applying
the twists shall be approximately 15/ min.
8.2 Specimens shall be twisted to destruction and shall not
reveal under testing any seams, pits, slivers, or surface
of sufficient magnitude to indicate inherent defects or
imperfections in the wire.
8.2.1 Examination of the wire at the break shall show no
separation of copper from the steel.
9.1 The electrical resistance of the wire ( Note 4) shall be
determined by resistance measurements, and maximum resistance
shall be based on the minimum diameter of the wire and
resistivity value at 20C V cmil/ ft of 49.39. This is to
correspond to a minimum conductivity of 21 % IACS.
9.2 The maximum resistance values are given in Table 1.
9.3 When resistance measurements are made at temperatures
other than 20C, corrections shall be based on a temperature
coefficient of resistance of 0.0038/ C.
9.4 Tests to determine conformance to the electrical resistance
requirements of Table 1 shall be made in accordance with
Test Method B 193.
10. Uniformity of Copper Cladding
10.1 At no point around the circumference of the wire
should the copper thickness be less than that shown in Table 1.
The minimum copper thickness expressed as a percent of the
wire size shall be 1.5 % of the wire radius. The minimum
copper thickness may be determined by direct measurements of
the cross section of the wire or by means of a suitable electrical
indicating instrument operating on the permeameter principle.
Direct measurement shall be taken from the ends of the coils
for referee purposes.
11.1 There shall be no joints of any kind made in the
11.2 Joints may be made in the rods or semifinished wires
prior to drawing to final size in accordance with good commercial
12.1 For the purpose of calculating mass/ unit length, cross
section, and so forth, the density of the wire shall be taken as
0.28807 lb/ in.3 ( 7.98 g/ cm3) at 20C ( see Table 2) .
13.1 Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase
order, the manufacturer shall be responsible for the performance
of all inspection and test requirements specified.
13.2 All inspections and tests shall be performed at the
place of manufacture unless otherwise especially agreed upon
between the manufacturer and the purchaser at the time of the
13.3 The manufacturer shall afford the inspector representing
the purchaser all reasonable manufacturers facilities necessary
to ensure that the material is being furnished in
accordance with this specification.
14.1 When specified in the purchase order or contract, a
producers or suppliers certification shall be furnished to the
purchaser showing that the material was manufactured, sampled,
tested, and inspected in accordance with this specification
and has been found to meet the requirements. When
specified in the purchase order or contract, a report of the test
results shall be furnished.
15. Packaging and Package Marking
15.1 Package sizes shall be agreed upon between the manufacturer
and the purchaser in the placing of individual purchase
15.2 The wire shall be protected from damage in ordinary
handling and shipping.
15.3 Each reel shall bear a tag showing the manufacturers
name or trademark, size, and minimum conductivity of the
material. If additional information is to be required on the tags,
it shall be arranged with the manufacturer at the time of
16.1 center conductor CATV; clad steel electrical conductor;
copper electrical conductor-copper-clad steel; copper-clad
steel electrical conductor; electrical conductor; hard drawn
copper-clad steel wire; steel wire-copper-clad CATV
radio frequency cable
telephone drop cable
Model Number: RY-A-002
Brand Name: jinli
Payment Terms: T/ T, L/ C, D
Delivery Time: Within 30 days
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