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Wire and Cable Certification Testing

Beyond the equipment, system level, and EWIS degradation testing services offered by Lectromec, we offer a wide range of wire and cable certification testing. The following is a listing of the wire certification tests that Lectromec offers at this time:

Lectromec is expanding the information provided on each of these tests. This information includes test methods, test objectives, procedures, and pricing and can be found here.

  • Accelerating Ageing (EN3475)
  • Adherence of Plating (EN3475)
  • Age Degradation (MIL-W-81044)
  • Air-excluded Ageing (EN3475)
  • Attenuation (EN3475)
  • Attenuation (insertions loss)(AS85485)
  • Bend Test (AS22759)
  • Bend Test(AS4373)
  • Bend Test (AS4373 Method 712, AS85485 Method 4.7.3)
  • Bending at Ambient Temperature (EN3475)
  • Blocking (AS4373)
  • Cable to Cable Abrasion (EN3475)
  • Capacitance per Unit Length (EN3475)
  • Capacitance Unbalance (EN3475)
  • Capacitance Variation (EN3475)
  • Characteristic Impedance (EN3475)
  • Circumferential Elongation (PTFE only)(AS22759)
  • Cold Bend Test (EN3475)
  • Conductor Diameter (AS22759)
  • Conductor Elongation (AS22759)
  • Conductor Elongation and Breaking Strength (AS85485 Method 3.5.1.3)
  • Conductor Elongation and Tensile Breaking Strength (AS4373)
  • Conductor Resistance (AS22759)
  • Conductor Solderability (AS22759)
  • Conductor Strand Adhesion (AS22759)
  • Conductor Stranding (AS22759)
  • Conductor Tensile Break Strength (AS22759)
  • Contact Resistance (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Continuity of Coating – Conductor (AS85485 Method 4.7.7.1 (ASTM B355))
  • Continuity of Conductors (EN3475)
  • Contrast Measurement (EN3475)
  • Corona Extinction Voltage (EN3475)
  • Crimp Contacts (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Cross-talk (EN3475)
  • Deformation Resistance (installation with plastic cable ties) (EN3475)
  • Delamination and Blocking (EN3475)
  • Diameter (AS22759)
  • Dielectric Test (AS22759)
  • Dielectric Withstand Voltage (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC test) (EN3475)
  • Dimensions (EN3475)
  • Dry Arc Propagation Resistance (AS4373 / AS22759)
  • Durability (series 1)(MIL-DTL-26482)
wire and cable certification testing
Abrasion Resistance Testing
  • Durability (series 2)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Dynamic Cut Through (ASTM 3032)
  • Dynamic Cut-Through (AS4373)
  • Dynamic Cut-Through (EN3475)
  • Dynamic Cut-Through Resistance (AS22759)
  • Dynamic Cut-Through Test (ASTM D3032 Method 22)
  • Electrical Loop Resistance per Unit Length (EN3475)
  • Elevated Temperature Aging (MIL-STD-2223)
  • Finished Wire Insulation Flaws (AS22759)
  • Fire Resistance/Flammability (EN3475)
  • Flexibility (EN3475)
  • Flexure Endurance (EN3475)
  • Fluid Immersion (ASTM 3032/MIL)
  • Fluid Immersion (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Fluid Immersion (AS22759)
  • Fluid Immersion (ASTM D3032 Method 23)
  • Forced Hydrolysis (AS22759)
  • Forced Hydrolysis (AS4373 Method 602)
  • Fungus Resistance (ASTM G21-13)
  • High Pressure/High Temperature Air Impingement (Burst Duct) (AS4373 Method 802)
  • Humidity (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Humidity Resistance (EN3475)
  • Humidity Resistance (AS4373 Method 603)
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AS4373 Wire Flammability Testing
  • Humidity Resistance (AS22759)
  • Insulation Color Marking (AS22759)
  • Insulation Blocking (AS22759)
  • Insulation Concentricity and Wall Thickness (AS22759)
  • Insulation Crosslink Proof (AS22759)
  • Insulation Identification Printed Marking (AS22759)
  • Insulation Low Temperature Resistance (AS22759)
  • Insulation Resistance (ASTM 3032)
  • Insulation Resistance (AS4373)
  • Insulation Resistance (AS22759)
  • Insulation Resistance (EN3475)
  • Insulation Resistance (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Insulation Resistance at Ambient Temperature (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Insulation Resistance at Elevated Temperature (long duration)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Insulation Resistance at Elevated Temperature (short duration)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Insulation Shrinkage (AS22759)
  • Insulation State of Sinter (AS22759)
  • Insulation Stripping (AS22759)
  • Insulation Tensile Strength and Elongation of Insulation (ASTM 3032)
  • Insulation Thermal Shock (AS22759)
  • Insulation Wrap Back Test (AS22759)
  • Insulation Wrap for Tape or Braid (AS22759)
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Insulation Resistance Testing (AS4373)
  • Laser Markability (EN3475)
  • Life Cycle (AS22759)
  • Life Cycle Testing (AS85485 Method 4.7.10)
  • Low Fluoride Off gassing (AS4373)
  • Maintenance Aging (crimp contacts only)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Mandrel and Wrap Back Test (AS4373 Method 708)
  • Marking Durability (AS22759)
  • Mass (EN3475)
  • Mating and Unmating Forces (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Notch Propagation (AS4373)
  • Notch Propagation (EN3475)
  • Overload Resistance (EN3475)
  • Permanence of Manufacturer’s Marking (EN3475)
  • Plating Continuity (EN3475)
  • Random Vibration (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Rapid Change of Temperature (EN3475)
  • Relative Thermal End Point Time and Temperature Index (ASTM 3032)
  • Relative Thermal End Point Time and Temperature Index (ASTM D3032)
  • Relative Thermal Life and Temperature Index (AS4373)
  • Resistance to Dry Arc Propagation (EN3475)
  • Resistance to Fluids (EN3475)
  • Resistance to Oil: Insulation and Sheath (FED-STD-228)
  • Resistance to Wet Arc Tracking (EN3475)
  • Salt Spray (series 1)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Salt Spray (series 2)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Scrape Abrasion (AS4373)
  • Scrape Abrasion (EN3475)
  • Scrape Abrasion – at Temperature (AS4373)
  • Screen Pushback Capability (EN3475)
  • Seamless Verification (WC27500)
  • Shock (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Shrinkage and Delamination (EN3475)
  • Smoke Resistance (AS22759)
  • Solder Contacts (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Solderability (EN3475)
  • Strippability and Adherence of Insulation to the Conductor (EN3475)
  • Surface Resistance (EN3475)
  • Surface Resistance (AS22759)
  • Surface Resistance Testing (ASTM D3032, FED-STD-228 Method 6041)
  • Tensile Strength and Elongation of Conductors (AS85485 Method 3.5.1.3, FED-STD-228 Method 3211)
wire and cable certification testing
Wire Stripability Testing (AS4373)
  • Tensile Strength and Elongation of Extruded Fluoropolymer Primary Insulation of Jacket (AS22759)
  • Tensile Strength and Elongation of Extruded Insulation, Sheath and Jacket Materials (EN3475)
  • Tensile Strength and Elongation of Insulation (AS85485 Method 4.7.16, FED-STD-228 Method 3211)
  • Tensile Test on Conductors (EN3475)
  • Thermal Endurance (EN3475)
  • Thermal Index (AS22759)
  • Thermal Shock (EN3475)
  • Thermal Shock (temp cycling)(series 1)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Thermal Shock (temp cycling)(series 2)(MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Thermal Shock Resistance (ASTM D3032 Method 24)
  • Thermal Stability (EN3475)
  • Time/Current to Smoke (AS4373)
  • Time/Current to Smoke (AS4373 Method 507)
  • Torsion (EN3475)
  • Transfer Impedance (EN3475)
  • UV Laser Marking (AS22759)
  • Velocity of Propagation (EN3475)
  • Vibration (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Visual Examination (EN3475)
  • Voltage Proof Test (EN3475)
  • Voltage Withstand Test (ASTM 3032)
  • Voltage Withstand Test (AS4373)
  • Voltage Withstand Test (ASTM D3032)
  • Water Pressure (MIL-DTL-26482)
  • Weight (AS22759)
  • Wet Arc Propagation Resistance (AS4373)
  • Wet Arc Propagation Resistance (AS22759)
  • Wet Arc Propagation Resistance (ASTM 3032)
  • Wet Short Circuit Test (EN3475)
  • Wicking (AS22759)
  • Wire Insulation Age Degradation Analysis (MIL-W-81044 Method 4.5.5.14)
  • Wrap Back Test (EN3475)
  • Wrapback Test (AS4373)
  • Wrinkle Test (AS4373 Method 709)

Lectromec also performs most tests required as part of the NEMA 27500 cable test and requirements specification (those familiar with the specification will note that most of the test methods are listed above).

This is not an all-inclusive list. Lectromec has an extensive laboratory capable of performing a wide range of tests examining the electrical, chemical, and thermal properties of wires. If you are looking for a particular test and it is not included in the above list, contact Lectromec.