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NEMA revises magnet wire standard publication.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 15, 2010 - NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2008 Revision 2-2010 Magnet Wire, which adds solderability requirements for specifications MW 28-C, MW 82-C, and MW 83-C that use IEC multiplier approach for determining solder bath immersion times. Refrigerant Extraction Test has been updated to reference table of properties for selected alternative refrigerants to R22. Produced by NEMA's Magnet Wire Section, standard offers general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for magnet wire.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2008 Revision 2-2010 Magnet Wire

Press release date: Dec 13, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va. - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2008 Revision 2-2010 Magnet Wire. MW 1000, produced by NEMA's Magnet Wire Section, is the premier standards publication for general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures for magnet wire. This revision updates MW 1000-2008 Revision 1-2009.

This revision features:
o new solderability requirements for specifications MW 28-C, MW 82-C, and MW 83-C that use the IEC multiplier approach for determining solder bath immersion times
o updates to the Refrigerant Extraction Test to reference an informative table of properties of selected alternative refrigerants to R22. The standard emphasizes the need to recycle refrigerant after the Dielectric Breakdown After R22 Conditioning Test

The contents and scope of MW 1000 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $104, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/mw1000.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.

For more information about NEMA MW 1000, its comparison to IEC winding wire standards, and to keep track of revisions, visit www.MW1000.us.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. 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, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association's Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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