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Name or identifying value of a measurable property by which a conductor or component or
property of a conductor is identified, and to which tolerances are applied.
Indicates metals other than iron and alloys that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron.
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
The electrical unit of resistance.
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Abbreviation for Lead in accordance with the Periodic Table of Elements.
Product Information Exchange Standard.
A chemical agent added to plastics to make them softer and more pliable.
Present in every electrical circuit. Electrons flow from the negative pole to the positive pole. In a
direct current (DC) circuit, one pole is always negative, the other pole is always positive and the
electrons flow in one direction only. In an alternating current (AC) circuit the two poles alternate
between negative and positive and the direction of the electron flow continually reverses.
A thermoplastic material having excellent electrical and physical properties.
A substance made of many repeating chemical units or molecules. The term polymer is often used
in place ov plastic, rubber, or elastomer.
A thermoplastic similar to polyethylene but stiffer and having a higher softening point
A polarity of electrical charge.
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
A general-purpose thermoplastic used for low voltage wire and cable insulation, and for jackets.
REEL DRUM DIAMETER
Diameter of the drum (or hub) of the reel.
REEL FLANGE DIAMETER
Diameter of the reel flanges.
Width of space between reel flanges.
Overall width of reel.
Impervious to the action of corrosive substances.
Regular Common Carrier Conference.
ROOT MEAN SQUARE (RMS)
The effective value of an alternating current or voltage.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances.
ROPE LAY CONDUCTOR
A conductor composed of a central core surrounded bo one or more layers of helically laid groups
of wires used in portable cables.
Society of Automotive Engineers.
Marine propulsion system wiring.
Low volatege battery cable.
Low volatege primary cable.
Battery booster cables.
Seven conductor cable for ABS power - truck and bus.
Starter or Ground, general purpose, thermoplastic insulated cable.
Starter or Ground, general purpose, Cross-linked polyethylene insulated cable.
Metal created from powder. Advantages include very high levels of purity and controlled,
An extruded tube.
A fusible metal alloy used to join together metal workpieces and having a melting point below that
of the workpiece(s).
The ratio of the density (mass per unit volume) of a material to that of water.
The physical connection of two or more conductors to provide electrical continuity.
Something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example.
Something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight,
extent, value, or quality.
A conductor composed of a group of wires, usually twisted, or of any combination of such groups
Special purpose, Cross-linked polyethylene insulated wire. Used in engine compartments where
higher heat resistance is required.
A measure of the highest (or occasionally lowest) temperature at which it is safe to use a product
for a particular purpose. For example, temperature ratings are often quoted for electrical insulators,
specifying the maximum temperature at which they provide adequate protection against electrical
A heat treatment technique that is done to "toughen" the metal by transforming brittle martensite
or bainite into a combination of ferrite and cementite or sometimes Tempered martensite.
Tempering is accomplished by a controlled reheating of the work piece to a temperature below its
lower critical temperature.
The maximum load per unit of original cross-sectional area that a conductor attains when tested in
tension to rupture.