NEMA - ANSI C119.5
Electric Connectors - Insulation Piercing Connector Systems, Rated 600 Volts or Less (Low - Voltage Aerial Bundled Cables and Insulated and Non-Insulated Line Wires)
|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This Standard covers insulation piercing connectors used for making electrical connections between insulated, insulated-to-bare, and bare-to-bare conductors rated 600 V or less and 90°C (low-voltage aerial bundled cables and bare and insulated line wires) on overhead distribution lines for electric utilities. Underground insulation piercing connector systems rated at 600 V are covered by ANSI C119.1.
Since cable and insulation types exist in very different types and configurations, insulation piercing connectors cannot be designed for the full range of cable and insulation possibilities (cable cross-section and material, insulation material and thickness). The manufacturer is to indicate the cable and insulation types the connector is designed for, and conformity to this Standard shall be established by testing with these cable and insulation types.
This Standard establishes the electrical, mechanical, and environmental test requirements for electrical insulation piercing connectors. This Standard is not intended to recommend operating conditions or temperatures.
The purpose of this Standard is to give reasonable assurance to the user that connectors meeting the requirements of this Standard will perform in a satisfactory manner, provided they have been properly selected for the intended application and are installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. The service operating conditions and the selection of the connector class is the responsibility of the user.