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​NEMA publishes standard for hook-up wires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reports that it has released a new standard for hook-up wires.

A press release said that the standard—NSI/NEMA HP 3-2012 Electrical and Electronic Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Insulated High-Temperature Hook-Up Wire, Types ET (250V), E (600V), and EE (1,000V)—covers specific requirements for PTFE insulated solid and stranded wire designed for the internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. It addresses 250 volt (Type ET), 600 volt (Type E), and 1000 volt (Type EE) wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -65°C to +200°C with silver-coated conductors and -65°C to +260°C with nickel-coated conductors.

ANSI/NEMA HP 3-2012may be purchased in a hard or electronic copy for$64 by visiting, or contacting IHS by phone at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only) or 303-397-7956 (international).

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