ASTM International - ASTM B868-96
Standard Practice for Contact Performance Classification of Electrical Connection Systems
|Publication Date:||21 May 1998|
1.1 This practice provides a uniform method of specifying performance requirements for (or reporting test results of) electrical contact and connection systems. Both conductor and connector system performance may be specified by this practice, separately or in combination.
1.2 This practice may be used for separable or permanent contacts employing metallic conductors and contacts.
1.3 This practice provides methods for both signal and power applications.
1.4 This practice does not specify the sample preparation or test sequences required for determining contact performance. It is the responsibility of the user of this practice to determine the applied test sequence(s) appropriate for the application.
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.