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ANSI/NEMA Standard addresses insulated hook-up wire.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 04, 2013 - NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013, which covers specific requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire designed for internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. Publication addresses 600 V (Type S, ZHS) and 1,000 V (Type SS, ZHSS, and SSB) wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55 to +150°C with tin-coated copper or -55 to +200°C with silver-coated copper.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013 Electrical and Electronic Silicone and Silicone Braided Insulated Hook-Up Wire, Types S (600 V), ZHS (600 V), SS (1000 V), ZHSS (1000 V), and SSB Braided (1000 V)

Press release date: Sep 25, 2013

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013 Electrical and Electronic Silicone and Silicone Braided Insulated Hook-Up Wire, Types S (600 V), ZHS (600 V), SS (1000 V), ZHSS (1000 V), and SSB Braided (1000 V).

HP 6 covers specific requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire designed for the internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. This publication addresses 600 V (Type S, ZHS) and 1000 V (Type SS, ZHSS, and SSB) wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55 ºC to +150 ºC with tin-coated copper or -55 ºC to +200 ºC with silver-coated copper. These types of hook-up wire are used when the following requirements are called for:

High temperature resistance
Low temperature resistance
Good flexibility and flex life
Solder iron resistance for easier solder terminations without potential damage
Type ZHS and ZHSS used for applications requiring low smoke and zero halogen requirements

View the contents and scope of ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013. A hard or electronic copy may be purchased for $70 by visiting the NEMA website.

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