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.

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
AWG 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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