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This specification covers separable single-circuit miniature thermocouple connectors with two flat pins. Connectors covered by this specification must be rated for continuous use to at least 300 °F (150 °C), but they may optionally be rated higher. This specification does not cover multiple-circuit connectors, multi-pin connectors, standard size connectors, connectors intended primarily for panel mounting, or high-temperature connectors (for example, those designed for continuous use at temperatures significantly above approximately 500 °F (260 °C)). The connectors shall be rated based on their performance during contact resistance, thermal gradient, and insulation resistance tests.
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1.1 This specification covers separable single-circuit miniature thermocouple connectors with two flat pins. Connectors covered by this specification must be rated for continuous use to at least 300°F (150°C), but they may optionally be rated to a higher temperature.
1.2 This specification does not cover multiple-circuit connectors, multi-pin connectors, standard size connectors, or connectors intended primarily for panel mounting. High-temperature connectors (for example, those designed for continuous use at temperatures significantly above approximately 500°F [260°C]) are not intended to be covered by this specification.
1.3 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in brackets are not conversions to the values they succeed and therefore shall be used independently of the preceding values. The values given in parentheses are conversions of the values they succeed. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 The plug and jack may be ordered separately but many of the connector characteristics (see ) are qualified as a mated pair. The requirements in this standard are applicable for the connector pair supplied by the same manufacturer.
1.5 The following precautionary statement pertains only to the Test Methods portion, Section This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. , of this specification:
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E230/E230M Specification and Temperature-Electromotive Force (emf) Tables for Standardized Thermocouples
E344 Terminology Relating to Thermometry and Hydrometry
E2820 Test Method for Evaluating Thermal EMF Properties of Base-Metal Thermocouple Connectors
ICS Number Code 17.200.20 (Temperature-measuring instruments)
UNSPSC Code 41112206(Thermocouples); 39121409(Wire connectors)
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ASTM E1684 / E1684M-15, Standard Specification for Miniature Thermocouple Connectors, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top