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High Voltage

Fall 2017 SAE Wire and Cable Meeting Update

Every six months, the SAE wire system installation and wire/cable subcommittees come together to advance the state of the industry. This year, the Fall meeting was held in sunny Temecula, California. The following are some of the noteworthy items from this meeting. High Voltage Endurance The 8D task group on the evaluation of high voltage […] Read more

Developments in High-Voltage

The first meeting of the 8A and 8D committees for 2017 was held in Kissimmee Florida in April 2017. There were several topics discussed and voted upon that will have an impact on future wire component and system designs (previous article on SAE 8A/8D committee meeting available here). One common theme in the meeting was […] Read more

Next 15 Years of EWIS Design

The field of aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) has changed significantly in the last two decades. These changes have impacted the design, installation, maintenance, and sustainment of electrical wiring systems on aircraft. For example, increased electrical load requirements, materials restrictions, system safety assessment, and new regulations are just some of the areas that have […] Read more

Impact of Corona on Electrical Systems

Corona is an area of electrical systems that many have some knowledge, but often only to the point of knowing that there is a voltage that should not be exceeded. It is common knowledge that factors, such as pressure, have an impact on when and how corona will happen, though the source of corona is […] Read more

More Electric Aircraft (MEA) Conference, December 2015

The second conference on More Electric Aircraft (MEA) Wire and Cable was held in Hamburg, on December 1-3, 2015. This conference brought together various groups that are focused on the future of aircraft and the technologies necessary to take advantage of the benefits MEA has to offer. Here is a brief overview of some of […] Read more

What does an aircraft wire testing lab look like?

It is quite possible many aerospace professionals have never seen the inside of an aircraft wire testing lab. If you haven’t had a chance to see our lab, here we present a quick tour. Read more

Effects of high voltage on aircraft wire connectors

One of the challenges that exist in modern aircraft design is performing more with less. That means using less space, less power, and less weight. For the most part, the technologies integrated into aircraft systems have been able to achieve these goals. Along with this push is a drive to place higher voltages on electrical […] Read more

5 takeaways on aircraft wiring from a recent SAE committee meeting

The three-day SAE 8A (Wire Installation) & SAE 8D (Wire and Cable) committee meeting was held in Melbourne, Florida on the famous Space Coast. The focus of the meeting was aircraft wiring. It was collocated with the AE-7 power committee and the solid state power control/switching committee (AE-8B) to promote intercommunication between the areas of […] Read more

Wire & Cable meets Lectromec: A summary of the interview

Last week Michael Traskos, President of Lectromec and noted EWIS expert, sat down with Mary Gannon, Senior Writer from Wire & Cable Tips, for a podcast interview. This article summarizes the interview. Read more