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A device for joining electrical circuits together.
Thermoplastic Equipment Wire. Canadian Standards Association type appliance wires. Solid or
stranded single conductor, plastic insulated, 105°C, 600V.
A material that can be softened repeatedly by heating and hardened by cooling through a
temperature range characteristic of the plastic, and that in the softened state can be shaped by
molding or extrusion.
A material that has been vulcanized by heat or by other means and is substantially infusible and
THERMOSETTING INSULATION A polymer material that irreversibly cures. The cure may be done through heat (generally above
200 °C (392 °F)), through a chemical reaction, or irradiation such as electron beam processing.
Thermoset materials are usually liquid or malleable prior to curing and designed to be molded into
their final form, or used as adhesives.
600 volt 90°C nylon jacketed building wire.
The resulting product of a process of thinly coating sheets of wrought iron or steel with tin. Often
to prevent rust and corrosion.
Tin coating added to copper to aid in soldering and inhibit corrosion.
The length of the barrel of a reel or spool from flange to flange.
Thin-wall PVC Wire.
Thin-wall cross-link polyethylene insulated wire. Used in automotive applications where small
diameter and minimal weight is desirable.
Underwriters Laboratory. A non-profit independent organization, which operates a listing service
for electrical and electronic materials and equipment. (Canadian counterpart is CSA).
Single conductor with extruded insulation.
Electric cables for boats.
A conductor with more than one layer of helically laid wires with the direction of lay and length of
lay the same for all layers.
Adapted or adjustable to many sizes or mechanical uses. Can be used in both positive and
Being resistant to ultra violet (UV) light or sunlight. UV light, or sunlight, will cause non-resistant
materials and surfaces to fade or discolor.
Any of various compounds containing the vinyl radical, typically highly reactive, easily
polymerized, and used as basic materials for plastics.
The International System unit of electric potential and electromotive force, equal to the difference
of electric potential between two points on a conducting wire carrying a constant current of one
ampere when the power dissipated between the points is one watt.
Electromotive force or potential difference, usually expressed in volts.
A voltage loss occurring between any two points in a power circuit.
To improve the strength, resiliency, and freedom from stickiness and odor of (rubber, for example)
by combining with sulfur or other additives in the presence of heat and pressure.
The flammability rating established by Underwriters Laboratories for wires and cables that pass a
specially designed vertical flame test, formerly designated FR-1, Similar to CSA designation FT1.
A usually pliable metallic strand or rod made in many lengths and diameters, sometimes clad and
often electrically insulated, used chiefly for structural support or to conduct electricity.
The product of a electroplating, the practice of putting an object in a solution and using electricity
to coat it. Zinc plating is commonly used on steel to provide corrosion resistance.