Bare Copper Wire

Scope:
Solid or stranded, uncoated or coated copper wire in hard or soft annealed tempers for all applicable uses.

Applicable Standards and Tests:
UL 44, UL 83, UL 1581, and UL 2556, ASTM B-1, B-3, B-8, B-33, B-172, B-174, and B-286, QQ-W343E, NMX-J-451-ANCE and CSA C22.2 No 38-10

Construction:
Conductors: Solid and stranded conductors shall meet the requirements of ASTM B-1, B-3, ASTM B8, B-33, B-174, B-286.

Identification and Packaging:
Wire shall be identified by package labeling in accordance with standard commercial practice.

 

AWG
Solid 7 and 19 Strand ASTM B-8 Class B 19 Strand ASTM B-8 Class C Bunch-Stranded ASTM B-174 Class K Rope-Lay Stranded ASTM B-172
OD (in) lbs/mft OD (in) lbs/mft OD (in) lbs/mft OD (in) Number of strands lbs/mft OD (in) Number of strands lbs/mft
18 .403 4.9 - - - - .048 16 4.9 - - -
16 .508 7.8 .055 7.9 - - .059 26 8.0 - - -
14 .064 12.4 .071 12.7 .069 12.7 .076 41 12.7 - - -
12 .081 19.8 .092 20.2 .087 20.2 .090 65 20.1 - - -
10 .102 31.4 .116 32.1 .110 32.1 .118 105 32.4 - - -
8 .129 50.0 .146 51.0 - - - - - .166 133 52.9
6 .162 79.4 .184 81.1 - - - - - .210 133 83.5
4 .204 126.3 .232 128.9 - - - - - .257 133 133.0
2 - - .292 204.9 - - - - - .328 133 209.7
1 - - .332* 258.4 - - - - - .365 133 260.3
1/0 - - .373* 325.8 - - - - - - - -
2/0 - - .419 410.9 - - - - - - - -
3/0 - - .470 518.1 - - - - - - - -
4/0 - - .528 653.3 - - - - - - - -

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