This document specifies the composition, property requirements including electrical properties, and tolerances on dimensions and form for copper rod, bar and wire for general electrical purposes. Cross-sections and size ranges are:
— round, square and hexagonal rod with diameters or widths across-flats from 2 mm up to and including 160 mm;
— bar with thicknesses from 2 mm up to and including 40 mm and widths from 3 mm up to and including 250 mm;
— round, square, hexagonal and rectangular wire with diameters or widths across-flats from 2 mm up to and including 25 mm, as well as thicknesses from 0,5 mm up to and including 12 mm with widths from 1 mm up to and including 250 mm.
The sampling procedures and test methods for verification of conformity to the requirements of this document are also specified.
NOTE Drawn, round copper wire, plain or tinned, single or multiline, for the manufacture of electrical conductors is specified in EN 13602.