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ANSI Standard addresses connector qualification tests.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 15, 2015 - NEMA announces that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C119 published ANSI C119.0-2015 Testing Methods and Equipment Common to the ANSI C119 Family of Standards. Standard provides guidance to organizations to perform tests required by the ANSI C119 standards and seeks to improve the inter-laboratory repeatability of the qualification of electrical connectors. Guide will be helpful to utilities, test laboratories, and connector manufacturers.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C119 Publishes ANSI C119.0-2015 Testing Methods and Equipment Common to the ANSI C119 Family of Standards

Press release date: Oct 13, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C119 published ANSI C119.0-2015 Testing Methods and Equipment Common to the ANSI C119 Family of Standards.

ANSI C119.0-2015 covers methods and equipment for performing connector qualification tests common to the ANSI C119 family of standards. Tests that are unique to one ANSI C119 product standard are not covered in this document and are described in the applicable product standard.

Common tests in the ANSI C119 family of connector standards were extracted and placed in this new standard. This standard provides guidance to organizations to perform tests required by the ANSI C119 standards and seeks to improve the inter-laboratory repeatability of the qualification of electrical connectors. This guide will be helpful to utilities, test laboratories, and connector manufacturers.

ANSI C119.0-2015 Testing Methods and Equipment Common to the ANSI C119 Family of Standards may be downloaded at no charge on the NEMA website.

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