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BARE COPPER

SOLID CONDUCTOR

Bare or Tinned

Soft (Annealed), Medium Hard, Hard Drawn

Description

Soft Drawn: Easily formed into place.
Hard Drawn: Higher tensile strength. Retains Shape. More difficult to form.

Application

Suitable for use in electrical grounding systems and on insulators for overhead transmission and distribution applications.

Standards

ASTM Standards: B-1 (hard drawn), B-2 (medium hard drawn),
      
B-3 (soft or annealed), B-33 (tinned)
REA/RUS Approved
Federal Standard QQ-W-343
RoHS Compliant

View Product Data Table

Part
Number

 

Size

(AWG)

Nominal
Diameter

(in.)

Approx.

Net Weight

(lb./1000')

HARD

DRAWN

Min. Breaking Strength

(lbs.)

HARD

DRAWN

DC Resistance

(OHMS/1000') @20°C

MED HARD

DRAWN

Min. Breaking Strength

(lbs.)

MED HARD

DRAWN

DC Resistance

(OHMS/1000') @20°C

SOFT

(BARE)

DC Resistance

(OHMS/1000') @20°C

SOFT

(TINNED)

DC Resistance

(OHMS/1000') @20°C

Ampacity*

 

BSOS18

18

0.0403

    4.92

      85

6.6400

      67

6.6100

6.3900

6.6400

-

BSOS16

16

0.0508

    7.82

    135

4.1800

    106

4.1600

4.0200

4.1800

-

BSOS14

14

0.0641

  12.43

    214

2.6300

    167

2.6100

2.5200

2.6200

-

BSOS12

12

0.0808

  19.77

    337

1.6500

    262

1.6400

1.5900

1.6500

-

BSOS10

10

0.1019

  31.43

    529

1.0390

    410

1.0330

0.9988

1.0430

-

BSOS8

8

0.1285

  49.98

    826

0.6532

    644

0.6498

0.6281

0.6426

  98

BSOS6

6

0.1620

  79.46

1,280

0.4110

1,010

0.4088

0.3952

0.4109

124

BSOS4

4

0.2043

126.40

1,970

0.2584

1,584

0.2571

0.2485

0.2528

155

BSOS2

2

0.2576

200.90

3,002

0.1625

2,450

0.1617

0.1563

0.1580

209

BSOS1

1

0.2893

253.30

3,688

0.1289

3,024

0.1282

0.1239

-

-

BSOS1/0

1/0

0.3249

319.50

4,518

0.1011

3,731

0.1016

0.0982

-

282

BSOS2/0

2/0

0.3648

402.80

5,519

0.0802

4,600

0.0798

0.0779

-

329

BSOS3/0

3/0

0.4096

507.80

6,720

0.0636

5,666

0.0633

0.0618

-

382

BSOS4/0

4/0

0.4600

640.50

8,143

0.0504

6,980

0.0502

0.0490

-

444

*Per NEC Table 310.15 (B)(21). Based on conductor temperature of 80°C; ambient temperature of 40°C; 2 ft./sec. wind. **Ref ASTM B-787  NOTE: The data shown is approximate and subject to standard industry tolerance.

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