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NEMA publishes braided insulated hook-up wire standard.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 26, 2007 - NEMA has published NEMA HP 6-2007 Electrical and Electronic Silicone and Silicone-Braided Insulated Hook-Up Wire Types S (600 V), ZHS (600 V), SS (1,000 V), ZHSS (1,000 V), and SSB Braided (1,000 V). It covers requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire that is used in the internal wiring of electrical/electronic equipment. Standard permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55 to +150ºC for tin-copper or +200ºC for silver-copper with tin- or silver-coated conductors.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes NEMA HP 6-2007 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: Oct 30, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va., October 30, 2007-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA HP 6-2007 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 6-2007 was developed by the NEMA High Performance Wire and Cable Section as a non-government standard for replacement of MIL-W-16878 silicone rubber-insulated wire slash sheets (/7, /8, /29 through /32). It covers requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire that is used in the internal wiring of high-reliability electrical and electronic equipment. It addresses 600 V (types S and ZHS) and 1000 V (types SS, ZHSS, and SSB) wire. The standard permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55ºC to +150ºC (tin-copper) or +200ºC (silver-copper) with either tin-coated or silver-coated conductors.

The specified types of hook-up wire are designed for high-temperature resistance; low-temperature resistance; good flexibility and flex life; solder-iron resistance for easier solder terminations without potential damage; and types ZHS and ZHSS, which are used for applications requiring low-smoke and zero-halogen requirements.

The contents and scope of NEMA HP 1-2007 may be viewed, and a hard copy or electronic copy purchased for $58, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/HP-6-2007.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), or 303-397-2740 (fax).

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

NEMA Communications Patricia Walsh 703-841-3225 pat_walsh@nema.org