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This specification covers mechanical and electrical testing and acceptance criteria for live line and measuring telescoping tools. It shall be used for design, routine, and acceptance testing. It does not cover multiple section or extendable section clampsticks. Mechanical test methods shall include horizontal bending deflection test, free fall impact test, tension test, and vertical deflection test. Measuring device tool need not to comply with mechanical strength requirements of this specification. Electrical test methods shall include electrical design test and electrical withstand test.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
1.1 This specification covers mechanical and electrical testing and acceptance criteria for telescoping live line tools.
1.1.1 A tool designed only for use as a measuring device need not comply with mechanical strength requirements of this specification.
1.2 The use and maintenance of this equipment is beyond the scope of this specification.
1.3 This specification does not cover multiple section or extendable section clampsticks.
1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are provided 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.
D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies
F819 Terminology Relating to Electrical Protective Equipment for Workers
ICS Number Code 25.140.20 (Electric tools)