EN 13603:2021

Copper and copper alloys - Test methods for assessing protective tin coatings on drawn round copper wire for electrical purposes

Publication date:   Sep 16, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 19, 2021


CEN/TC 133 Copper and copper alloys

European Norm

25.220.40   Metallic coatings | 77.150.30   Copper products



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This document specifies methods for assessing the tin coating on drawn round copper wire for the manufacture of electrical conductors, e.g. according to EN 13602.
This document includes test methods for the determination of the following characteristics:
a) thickness of the unalloyed tin coating;
b) continuity of the tin coating;
c) adherence of the tin coating.
WARNING — This document can involve the use of hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This document does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with their use. It is the responsibility of the user of this document to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Moreover this document does not cover the aspects related to the people protection against the X-ray. To obtain information applicable to this aspect, it is convenient to refer to national and international standards, and also to the local regulations if they exist.

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EN 13603:2013


EN 13603:2021
60.60 Standard published
May 19, 2021