These test methods cover procedures for testing hookup wire.
For the purposes of these test methods, hookup wire insulation includes all components of the insulation system used on single insulated conductors or an assembly of single insulated conductors such as a cable bundle and harness or flat ribbon cable. The insulating materials include not only the primary insulation over the conductor, but also insulating jackets over shielded constructions.
The test procedures and their locations are as follows:
Axial Stability (Longitudinal Change) After Thermal Exposure 21
Bondability of Insulation to Potting Compounds 19
Capacitance 9 to 12
Cold Bend Test 26
Crush Resistance 20
Dielectric Breakdown Voltage 5
Dry-Arc Tracking 29
Dynamic Cut-Through 22
Fluid Immersion 23
High Temperature Shock 24
Insulation-Continuity Proof Tests 13
Insulation Resistance 6
Partial Discharge (Corona) Inception and Extinction Voltage 25
Relative Thermal Life and Temperature Index 14
Strip Force 27
Surface Resistance 7
Tensile Properties 17
Vertical Flame Test 18
Voltage Rating of Hook-Up Wire A2 Voltage Withstand Test 8
Wet Arc-Tracking 28
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered 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 establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precaution statements, see 12.2.1, 18.104.22.168, 18.1.3, Note 17, and 25.4.