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Common abbreviation for ampere.
Ability to resist surface wear.
Anti-lock Brake System.
American Boat and Yacht Council.
Ability to resist acid corrosion.
Period Table of Elements abbreviation for Aluminum.
A substance having metallic properties and being composed of an elemental metal and one or
more chemical elements.
Common abbreviation for ampere.
The RMS current which a device can carry within specified temperature limitations in a specified
environment: dependent upon temperature rating, power loss or heat dissipation.
The SI unit used to measure electric current. Electric current through any given cross-section (such
as a cross-section of a wire) may be measured as the amount of electrical charge moving through
that cross-section in one second. One ampere is equal to a flow of one coulomb per second, or a
flow of 6.28 × 1018 electrons per second.
An object that is free from internal stress by heating and gradually cooling.
A lead alloy that contains antimony.
A brittle, lustrous, white metallic element occurring in nature free or combined, used chiefly in
Formally confirmed or sanctioned.
American Society for Testing and Materials.
American Trucking Associtation.
A secondary or supplementary wire.
American Wire Gauge. A wire diameter specification. The lower the AWG number the larger the
Appliance Wiring Material.
A conductor having no insulation or jacket.
Conductors twisted together with the same lay and direction without regard to geometric pattern.
Common abbreviation for Celsius.
A conductor or group of conductors for transmitting electric power or telecommunication signals
from one place to another.
A string of cables and/or wires which transmit informational signals or operating currents. The
cables are bound together by clamps, cable ties, lacing, sleeves, electrical tape, conduit, or a
combination there of.
A measurement of the ability to store electrical charge.
Copper Clad Aluminum.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE A document certified by a competent authority that the supplied good or service meets the
required specification. Also called certificate of conformance, certificate of conformity.
A unit of area equal to the area of a circle with a diameter of one mil (one thousandth of an inch).
The bonding together of dissimilar metals often achieved by extruding two metals through a die as
well as pressing or rolling sheets together under high pressure.
COAST GUARD APPROVED Meets or exceeds operating equipment requirements as set by the Coast Guard.
A type of test performed using colder than average temperatures to determine certain
characteristics of an object or material.
Primary market for trading metals such as gold, copper, silver and aluminum.
Conforming to requirements.
Measure of how well a material will conduct electricity. Measured in siemens.
The ability of a material to allow electrons to flow, measured by the current per unit of voltage
A material suitable for carrying an electric current.
A metallic device of suitable electric conductance and mechanical strength, used to splice the ends
of two or more cable conductors, or as a terminal connector on a single conductor.
COPPER-CLAD ALUMINUM Aluminum and copper bonded together by extruding two metals through a die or pressing or
rolling sheets together under high pressure.
The center of an object.
The disintegration of an engineered material into its constituent atoms due to chemical reactions
with its surroundings.
Shaped into folds or parallel and alternating ridges and grooves.
A connection typically used to terminate stranded wire. Attached by inserting the stripped end of
stranded wire into a portion of the terminal, which is then mechanically deformed/compressed
tightly around the wire.
A special purpose high temperature automotive wire with cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)
insulation. Typically used in high heat applications such as the engine compartment.