Glossary of Electrical Terms
The ability of a material to resist prolonged surface wear by friction.
Single- or multi-conductor insulated cables with metal interlockedarmour without an overall jacket.
Accelerated Aging Test
A test in which defined conditions such as voltage, temperature,etc., to which a cable or material is subjected, are increased inmagnitude above normal operating values to obtain observabledeterioration in a reasonable period of time, and thereby provide arelative measure of the probable cable or material life under operating voltages, temperature, etc.
Single- or multi-conductor insulated cables with metal interlockedarmour with an overall jacket. AC90 with a jacket.
The reciprocal of impedance.
Indicates the product has passed an acid gas test which allows amaximum acid gas level of 14% by weight when calculated as HCl,of the nonmetallic components when combusted.
Electrically connected to a source of voltage of a potentiallyhazardous or lethal level.
A combination of two or more metals for the purpose of modifyingproperties of one of the metals.
An electric current that continually reverses its direction giving adefinite plus and minus waveform at fixed intervals. The frequencyof the change in flow is expressed in cycles per second (Hertz or Hz).
Aluminum Conductor Material
CSA recognition for aluminum alloys formulated specifically for usein building wire applications.
Aluminum Conductor SteelReinforced
A stable conductor assembly of aluminum wires stranded around asteel core.
A cable consisting of one or more conductors assembled into acore and covered with smooth or corrugated sheath of aluminum or aluminum alloy.
The temperature of a medium, such as gas or liquid, surroundingan object.
American Wire Gauge
A North American standard system used for designating conductor diameter.
Unit of measurement of electrical current.
The process of controlled heating and cooling of a metal to achievepredetermined characteristics such as tensile strength andelongation.
The outermost metal layer of a cable applied for mechanicalprotection usually consisting of a layer or layers of a metallic tape,braid or helically applied wires.
Radius of curvature that a cable can be safely bent through withoutany adverse effects on mechanical and insulating properties.
A helically served tape or thread used for holding assembled cablecomponents in place.
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