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ASTM B596

1989 Edition, September 29, 1989

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Standard Specification for Gold-Copper Alloy Electrical Contact Material

Includes all amendments and changes through Reapproval Notice , 2017


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1989 Edition, September 29, 1989
  • Published Date: January 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 3
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

Description / Abstract:

This specification covers a wrought alloy containing gold and copper in the form of wire, rod, strip, and tubing for electrical contacts.

The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

The following precautionary statement pertains to the test method portion only, Section 7, of this standard: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.