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.
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.
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