ASTM International - ASTM B896-99
Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Connectability Characteristics of Electrical Conductor Materials
|Publication Date:||10 May 1999|
|ICS Code (Superconductivity and conducting materials):||29.050|
1.1 These test methods define procedures for the relative characterization of conductor material connectability on the basis of measurements of parameters important to the design and performance of electrical contacts and connections to an with such conductors for both power and signal applications.
1.2 The parameters measured are contact resistance as a function of contact force, fretting sensitivity, and compressive relaxation.
1.3 Provision is made for measurement of the connectability parameters at elevated temperature, or corrosive ambient, or both, as may be required for evaluation for particular applications.
1.4 These test methods, using standardized specimen geometry and procedures, are applicable to conductor materials as employed in an electrical connection system and may be adapted for evaluation of connectability of material as in the form of actual connection system components.
1.5 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.