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    Copper and copper alloys - Wire for electrical purposes (Reconfirmed 2020)

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    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-04-1996

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1574:1996 COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS - WIRE FOR ELECTRICAL PURPOSES
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - FOREWORD
    7 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    7 - 1.1 SCOPE
    7 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    8 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    8 - 1.3.1 Mean diameter
    8 - 1.3.2 Ovality
    8 - 1.3.3 Wire
    8 - 1.4 DESIGNATION
    8 - 1.4.1 General
    8 - 1.4.2 Alloy designation
    8 - 1.4.3 Temper designation
    8 - 1.5 ROUNDING OF TEST RESULT VALUES
    8 - 1.5.1 General
    8 - 1.5.2 Tensile test results
    8 - 1.6 PACKAGING
    8 - 1.7 MARKING
    9 - SECTION 2 SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
    9 - 2.1 SCOPE
    9 - 2.2 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
    9 - 2.3 TEMPER
    9 - 2.4 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
    9 - 2.4.1 General
    9 - 2.4.2 Tensile requirements for C11000 supplied in the hard temper
    10 - 2.4.3 Elongation requirements for C11000 supplied in the annealed temper
    10 - 2.4.4 Tensile requirements for tin-bearing copper (149) in the hard temper
    10 - 2.5 MANUFACTURING TOLERANCES
    10 - 2.5.1 Diameter tolerances
    10 - 2.5.2 Ovality
    10 - 2.6 ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY
    10 - 2.6.1 Plain wire
    10 - 2.6.2 Tinned wire (applicable to C11000 only)
    12 - 2.7 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT RESISTANCE (Applicable to C10100 and C10200 only)
    12 - 2.8 TINNING (Applicable to C11000 only)
    12 - 2.9 FREEDOM FROM DEFECTS
    12 - 2.10 JOINTS
    13 - SECTION 3 TEST METHODS
    13 - 3.1 SCOPE
    13 - 3.2 SELECTION AND PREPARATION OF TEST SAMPLES
    13 - 3.3 CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
    13 - 3.4 MECHANICAL TESTS
    13 - 3.5 ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST
    13 - 3.6 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT TEST (applicable to C10100 and C10200 only)
    13 - 3.7 TINNING TEST (applicable to C11000 only)
    13 - 3.7.1 General
    13 - 3.7.2 Preparation of test pieces
    14 - 3.7.3 Cleaning of helix
    14 - 3.7.4 Preparation of test solutions
    15 - 3.7.5 Immersion test
    15 - 3.7.6 Determination of mass of copper dissolved
    15 - 3.8 TEST REPORT
    16 - APPENDIX A - PURCHASING GUIDELINES
    16 - A1 GENERAL
    16 - A2 INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE PURCHASER
    17 - APPENDIX B - RELATED COMPOSITION SPECIFICATIONS
    18 - APPENDIX C - SUPPLEMENTARY TESTING INFORMATION
    18 - C1 SCOPE
    18 - C2 FREQUENCY OF TESTING
    18 - C3 ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY TEST
    18 - C3.1 General
    18 - C3.2 Specification of values
    18 - C4 HYDROGEN EMBRITTLEMENT TEST

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    Specifies requirements for three grades of copper wire, which may be plain or tinned and one grade of copper alloy wire for general electrical purposes, supplied in forms other than straight lengths. It does not apply to wires intended for special applications such as those requiring enamelling or textile covering, nor does it apply to wires taken from stranded conductors, either bare or covered or from insulated cables and flexible cords. Chemical composition, mechanical and electrical properties and a hydrogen embrittlement test are specified, and appendices provide information on related specifications and testing.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for wires for general electrical purposes supplied in forms other than straight lengths and manufactured from materials of the following alloy designations, tempers and finish:Material Temper FinishOxygen-free electronic copper (C10100) annealed plain hard plainOxygen-free copper (C10200) annealed plain hard plainElectrolytic tough pitch copper (C11000) annealed plain or tinned hard plain or tinnedTin-bearing copper (149) hard plainThis Standard applies to wires which may be used in the production of insulated wires and cables and for other electrical applications. It does not apply to wires intended for special applications such as those requiring enamelling or textile covering nor does it apply to wires taken from stranded conductors, either bare or covered, or from insulated cables and flexible cords. The type of tin coating specified in this Standard is not intended as an assurance of solderability; its purpose is to provide corrosion resistance.NOTES:1 Advice and recommendations on information to be supplied by the purchaser at the time of enquiry or order are contained in Appendix A.2 Related composition specifications are given in Appendix B.

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    Committee MT/2
    Document Type Standard
    Product Note Reconfirmed 21/08/2020.
    This standard has been reconfirmed in Australia in 2020 and remains current in New Zealand. Reconfirmation Notice 21/08/2020
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published in Australia as AS 1574-1975.
    Second edition 1984.
    Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1574:1996.
    Reconfirmed 2020. Originated in Australia as AS 1574-1975. Previous edition AS 1574-1984. Jointly revised and designated AS/NZS 1574:1996.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2614-1998 Copper and copper alloys - Sampling for chemical and spectrochemical analysis, and physical testing (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2706-1984 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values
    AS K208.1-1970 Methods for the analysis of unalloyed copper Method for the electrolytic determination of copper in unalloyed copper containing not less than 99.85 percent copper
    AS 2706-2003 Numerical values - Rounding and interpretation of limiting values (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1391-1991 Methods for tensile testing of metals
    AS 1391-2007 Metallic materials - Tensile testing at ambient temperature

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS ACIF S008-2006 Requirements for customer cabling products
    AS 1746-1991 Conductors - Bare overhead - Hard-drawn copper
    AS/NZS 1125:2001 Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 2738-2000 Copper and copper alloys - Compositions and designations of refinery products, wrought products, ingots and castings (Reconfirmed 2018)
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