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Canadian Standards Association. Similar to UL in the United States.
Abbreviation for Copper in accordance with the Periodic Table of Elements.
The rate of transfer of electricity. The unit of current is the ampere, rate of one coulomb per
Direct current. Electrical current whose electrons flow in one direction only. It may be constant or
pulsating as long as their movement is in the same direction.
A straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference or
surface at each end.
A metal block that is used for forming materials.
A metal casting process that is characterized by forcing molten metal under high pressure into a
mold cavity. The mold cavity is created using two hardened steel dies which have been machined
into shape and work similarly to an injection mold during the process.
An electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field.
Department of Transportation.
A technical drawing used to fully and clearly define requirements for engineered items.
A metal working process used to reduce the cross-section of a wire by pulling the wire through a
single, or series of drawing dies. Although similar in process, drawing is different from extrusion,
because in drawing the wire is pulled, rather than pushed, through a die.
involves combining two or more extruders to produce wire with two or more colors.
Any material that will return to its original dimensions after being stretched or distorted.
To plate or coat (a base metal) with tin by electrolysis.
Is a process by which electrical energy is used to produce a chemical change.
(Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (M-class) rubber) A type of synthetic rubber.
The act or process of shaping by forcing through a die.
Common abbreviation for Fahrenheit.
Composed of and/or containing iron. A ferrous metal exhibits magnetic characteristics.
Something added to augment weight or size or fill space.
Chemicals used in thermoplastics, thermosets, textiles and coatings that inhibit or resist
the spread of fire.
Disc shaped collar on the end of a spool or reel to prevent wire from sliding off barrel.
The distance of motion.
Capable of being bent, usually without breaking. Susceptible of modification or adaptation. Pliable.
A standard of measure or measurement.
A base metal coated with gold through an electroplating process.
General Purpose Thermoplastic.
A manufacturing process utilizing the force of gravity instead of high pressure to fill a permanent
mold, or die, with molten material. The molten material is then allowed to solidify within that
mold, and is then ejected or broken out to make a fabricated part.
A voltage reference point that is the same as earth or chassis ground.
General purpose Cross-linked polyethylene insulated wire. Intended for use in engine
compartments where higher heat resistance is required.
A material having good dielectric properties which is used to separate close electrical components,
such as cable conductors and circuit components.
International Organization for Standardization.
Pertaining to wire and cable, the outer sheath which protects against he environment and may also
provide additional insulation.
The length measured along the axis of a wire or cable required for a single strand (in stranded
wire) or conductor (in cable) to make one complete turn about the axis of the conductor or cable.
The twist in the cables as indicated by the top strands while looking along the axis of the cable
away from the observer. Described as right-hand or left hand.
London Metal Exchange.
Machine Tool Wire.
North American Free Trade Agreement.
National Association of Trailer Manufacturers
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
A U.S. consensus standard published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
incorporated in OSHA regulations.
A polarity of electrical charge.
A chemical reaction in which an acid and a base react to form a salt. Water is frequently, but not
necessarily, produced as well.
National Marine Manufacturers Association.
A UL Cable type, non metallic–sheathed cable.