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1 Scope
2 General
2.1 Units of measure
2.2 Normative references
2.3 Definitions
2.4 Test temperature
2.5 Reports
3 Conductor tests
3.1 Conductor diameter
3.2 Cross-sectional area by mass (weight) method
3.3 DC resistance
3.5 High-current heat cycling for aluminum conductors
4 Insulation and jacket materials tests
4.1 Thickness
4.3 Dry temperature rating of new materials (long-term aging test)
5.2 Coverage of shielding (wraps and braids)
5.3 Saturation
6 Electrical tests for finished wire and cable
6.1 Continuity
6.2 Dielectric voltage-withstand
6.3 Dielectric breakdown
6.4 Insulation resistance
6.5 Capacitance and relative permittivity
6.6 Stability factor
6.7 Spark
6.8 Standard arcing test
6.9 Flex arcing test
6.10 Jacket resistance
6.11 AC leakage current test
7 Mechanical tests for finished wire and cable
7.1 Fall-in of extruded materials
7.2 Heat Shock
7.3 Heat shock resistance
7.4 Shrinkback
7.5 Cold bend
7.6 Cold impact
7.7 Deformation
7.8 Hot creep elongation and hot creep set
7.9 Abrasion resistance
7.10 Crush resistance
7.11 Impact resistance
7.12 Dielectric breakdown after glancing impact
7.13 Flexibility at ROOM TEMPERATURE after aging
7.14 Flexibility of separator tape under a jacket
7.15 Swelling and blistering when immersed in liquid
7.16 Durability of ink printing
7.17 color coating
7.18 Mechanical strength
7.19 Bend test on nylon covered conductors
7.20 Tightness of insulation
7.21 Flexing of shielded cables
8 Environmental tests for finished wire and cable
8.1 Copper corrosion
A.1 Method 1: Stranded conductors
A.2 Method 2: Stranded or solid conductors
C.1 Elongation
C.2 Tensile strength
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Published by: Julián Alberto Giraldo on Aug 22, 2011
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