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This specification covers a durable general-purpose thermoplastic jacket made from poly(vinyl chloride) or the copolymer of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate for use in wires and cables at specified minimum installing temperature. The jackets shall meet specified values of the following physical and electrical properties: unexposed (unaged) tensile strength and elongation at rupture; tensile strength and elongation at rupture after air oven aging and oil immersion tests; heat distortion; heat shock; cold bend; surface resistivity; and U-bend discharge at required cable insulation AC test voltage.
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1.1 This specification covers a durable general-purpose thermoplastic jacket made from poly(vinyl chloride) or the copolymer of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate suitable for a minimum installing temperature of −10 °C.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard, except in cases where SI units are more appropriate. The values in parentheses are for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation
D2565 Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
D2633 Test Methods for Thermoplastic Insulations and Jackets for Wire and Cable
D6360 Practice for Enclosed Carbon-Arc Exposures of Plastics
G23 Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Carbon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G151 Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
G152 Practice for Operating Open Flame Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G153 Practice for Operating Enclosed Carbon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials
G155 Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)
UNSPSC Code 26121500(Electrical wire); 26121600(Electrical cable and accessories); 13102030(Polyvinyl Chloride PVC)