Electrical Systems

Standard establishes the electrical, mechanical and environmental test requirements for electrical insulation piercing connectors

Source: PlantServices.com

Nov 30, 2009

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C119.5-2009 Electric Connectors — Insulation Piercing Connector Systems, Rated 600 Volts or Less (Low-Voltage Aerial Bundled Cables and Insulated and Non-Insulated Line Wires).

This standard was produced by the ANSI C119.5 Subcommittee on Insulation Piercing Connectors and approved by the Accredited Standards Committee on Connectors for Electrical Utility Applications, C119. It establishes the electrical, mechanical and environmental test requirements for electrical insulation piercing connectors.

The text covers insulation piercing connectors used for making electrical connections between insulated, insulated-to-bare and bare-to-bare conductors rated 600 volts or less at 90°C (low-voltage aerial bundled cables, and bare and insulated line wires) on overhead distribution lines for electric utilities.

The contents and scope of ANSI C119.5 may be viewed at www.nema.org/stds/c119-5.cfm.