ASTM B542 - 13

    Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Contacts and Their Use

    Active Standard ASTM B542 | Developed by Subcommittee: B02.91

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.04


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    Significance and Use

    2.1 The terms in this standard are used in standards and literature related to electric contacts, materials for electric contacts and test methods for evaluating electric contacts. These terms may be difficult to locate in a general purpose dictionary or the definition in such a dictionary may not cover the meaning applied in the field of electric contacts.

    1. Scope

    1.1 The terms included in this list are those that are peculiar to electric contacts or general terms that have a specific meaning when related to electric contacts. The definitions were prepared assuming that the reader has a general knowledge in a physical science but is unfamiliar with the terminology of the literature of electric contacts.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.29 (Electrical engineering (Vocabularies)); 29.050 (Superconductivity and conducting materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 39121522(Electrical contacts)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/B0542-13

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    Citation Format

    ASTM B542-13, Standard Terminology Relating to Electrical Contacts and Their Use, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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