Cable Flammability Test and Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test

All aspects of modern people’s life are inseparable from electricity, and wires and cables are used wherever there is electricity. Not only that, but also the mobile phone you use every day. If there is no wire and cable, there will be no mobile phone signal, so how can you make calls. Therefore, wires and cables are distributed in every corner and space of the earth, not to mention the ground, including aircraft, rockets, missiles, satellites, space shuttles, and space stations. Therefore, the use of wire and cable is too extensive.

If you leave the wires and cables, I am afraid that your food, clothing, housing and transportation will have problems. It can be seen that the role of wire and cable is very powerful now ! In recent years, the rapid development of China’s economy has greatly promoted the expansion of the wire and cable industry. The large market demand has resulted in the rampant rampage of counterfeit and shoddy products, resulting in many personal and property safety accidents. In order to improve the quality of wire and cable products, ensure the safe operation of the power system, and accelerate the steady development of the national economy, it is necessary to have comprehensive testing items and scientific testing methods.

Meanwhile, In accordance with the relevant provisions of the building electrical engineering construction quality acceptance specification, All raw materials, finished products, semi-finished products, equipment, etc. used in construction and installation projects must be carefully and carefully inspected when entering the site, and relevant records must be filled in before they can be used in construction. The cable flammability test and electrical power cord flex bending test has always been an important part of the national standard wire and cable. The more advanced the quality inspection department within a wire and cable company, the better and more trustworthy the wire and cable produced by the company. The stricter the third-party quality inspection department, the more conducive to the development of this industry.

ASTM D4329-21Standard Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus Exposure of PlasticsUltraviolet Test Equipment
IEC 60227-2Polyvinyl chloride insulated cables of rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V – Part 2: Test methodsFlexing Test Machine
BS IEC 60695-10-2 IEC 60695Fire Hazard Testing ~ Part 10: Guidance and test methods for the minimization of the effects of abnormal heat on electrotechnical products involved in fires|Section 2: Method for testing products made from non-metallic material for resistance to heat using the ball pressure testGlow Wire Test Apparatus
IEC 60068-2-32Basic environmental testing procedures Part 2: Test- Test Ed: Free fallTumble Tester
ASTM F2357-10Standard Test Method for Determining the Abrasion Resistance of Inks and Coatings on Membrane Switches Using the Norman Tool “RCA” AbraderRCA Abrasion Wear Tester
IEC 60228Conductors of insulated cables|Cable Flammability Test and Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test Machine from Wewon Environmental Chambers Co., Ltd.|Power Cord Flex Test Equipment from China Supplier ManufacturerAccelerated Weathering Test Standards
CEI IEC 60245-2Rubber insulated cables – Rated voltages up to and including 450/750 V – Part 2: Test methodsFlexible Cables Testing
IEC 60320-1Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes – Part 1: General requirementsSteam Aging Tester
IEC 60335-2-23Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-23: Particular Requirements For Appliances For Skin Or Hair CareHorizontal Vertical Flame Test Chamber
IEC 60598-1Luminaires – Part 1: General requirements and testsIP65 Waterproof Test
IEC 60884-1Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes – Part 1: General requirementsTemperature Rise Test
BS EN IEC 62133Secondary cells and batteries containing alkaline or other non-acid electrolytes|Safety requirements for portable sealed secondary cells, and for batteries made from them, for use in portable applicationsShort Circuit Test Chamber
ISO 2248Packaging – Complete, filled transport packages – Vertical impact test by droppingDrop Test Machine
ISO 2759ISO 2759 Board – Determination of bursting strengthBursting Strength Tester
ISO 4892-3Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources|Part 3: Fluorescent UV lampsAccelerated Weathering Test Standards

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Important Indicators of Cable Flammability Test and Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test|What Is the Most Critical Indicator to Measure the Quality Of Wire and Cable? How to Conduct Quality Screening For Wire and Cable ?


1 Measurement of wire DC Resistance: The conductive core of the wire and cable mainly transmits electrical energy or electrical signals. The resistance of the wire is the main indicator of its electrical performance. The core resistance of the wire is larger than that of the DC voltage due to the skin effect and the proximity effect surface when the AC voltage is applied, but the difference between the two is very small when the electric eye frequency is 50Hz.

Now the standard stipulates that it can only be required to detect whether the DC resistance or resistivity of the wire core exceeds the value specified in the standard. Some defects in the production process can be found through flammability tests for electrical cables: such as wire breakage or part of the single wire breakage; wire cross-section is not up to standard; product length is incorrect, etc.

2 Test of Insulation Resistance : Insulation resistance is an important indicator reflecting the insulation characteristics of wire and cable products. Flammability tests for electrical cables and insulation resistance test are closely related to the electrical strength of the product, dielectric loss, and the gradual deterioration of insulating materials under working conditions.

For communication cables, if the insulation resistance between lines is too low, it will also increase loop attenuation, crosstalk between loops, and long-distance power supply leakage on the conductive core. Therefore, the insulation resistance should be higher than the specified value.

ISO 11507Paints and varnishes ~ Exposure of coatings to artificial weathering|Exposure to fluorescent UV lamps and waterAccelerated Weathering Tester
UL 13UL13 Standard for Safety Power-Limited Circuit CablesHorizontal Vertical Flame Chamber
UL 62UL Standard for Safety for Flexible Cords and Cables, UL 62Cable Flammability Test
UL 310UL Standard for Safety for Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals, UL 310Cable Flammability Test
UL 444UL Standard for Safety for Communications Cables, UL 444Flammability Chamber
UL 498UL Standard for Safety for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test
UL 510UL Standard for Safety for Polyvinyl Chloride, Polyethylene, and Rubber Insulating Tape, UL 510Horizontal Flame Chamber
UL 697UL Standard for Safety for Toy Transformers, UL 697Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test
UL 746AStandard for Safety|Polymeric Materials – Short Term Property EvaluationsElectrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test
UL 1581Standard for Safety|Reference Standard for Electrical Wires, Cables,and Flexible CordsVW-1 Flame Test
UL 1642UL Standard for Safety for Lithium Batteries, UL 1642Gravity Impact Tester
UL 2054UL Standard for Safety for Household and Commercial Batteries, UL 2054Environmental Chambers Testing Standards
DIN 40050-9 CNCables of rated voltage up to and including 450/750 V and having thermoplastic insulation|Part 14: Flexible cables (cords), insulated and sheathed with halogen-free thermoplastic compounds (Chinese Version)Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Standard Test Method (STM) for IP X9K Test
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DIN VDE 0281-14Cables of rated voltage up to and including 450/750 V and having thermoplastic insulation|Part 14: Flexible cables (cords), insulated and sheathed with halogen-free thermoplastic compounds; German version HD 21.14 S1:2003Cable Flammability Test and Electrical Power Cord Flex Bending Test

3 Measurement of Capacitance and Dissipation Factor: When AC voltage is applied to the cable, current flows through it. When the amplitude and frequency of the voltage are constant, the magnitude of the capacitor current is proportional to the capacitance of the cable. For ultra-high voltage cables, the current of this capacitor may reach a value comparable to the rated current, which becomes an important factor limiting the cable capacity and transmission distance. So the capacitance of the cable is also one of the main electrical performance parameters of the cable.

Through the measurement of capacitance and dissipation factor, various insulation deterioration phenomena such as insulation damping, insulation layer and shielding layer falling off can be found. Therefore, capacitance and power code flex tests are carried out in both cable manufacturing and cable operation.

4 Dielectric Strength Test: The dielectric strength of wires and cables refers to the ability of the insulating structure and insulating materials to withstand the action of an electric field without breakdown damage. Make wire and cable certification testing To ensure the safe operation of the product, all insulation types of wire and cable are generally subject to dielectric strength testing.

Dielectric strength test can be divided into withstand voltage test and breakdown test. The voltage for a long time is generally higher than the rated working voltage of the test product. The specific voltage value and withstand voltage time are stipulated in the wire and cable standards. Through the withstand voltage test, you can test the reliability of the product running under the working voltage, find serious defects in the insulation, and also find some shortcomings in the production process.

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DIN VDE 0295Conductors of cables, wires and flexible cords for power installaionCable Flammability Test
DIN VDE 0472Testing of cables, wires and flexible cords; dielectric strength on cables, wires and cords for telecommunication systemsBending Test Machine
DIN VDE 0620-1Plugs and socket-outlets for household and similar purposes|Part 1: General requirementsGlow Wire Test Apparatus
JIS A 5430JIS A 5430: 2004 (SKC/JSA) Fiber reinforced cement boardsDrop Weight Impact Tester
JIS C 0044JIS C 0044 (IEC 68- 2 -32: 1975) Environmental testing Part 2 : Tests. Test Ed : Free fallTumble Test Machine
JIS C 8306Testing methods for wiring devices JIS C 8306- 1996 Translated and Published by Japanese Standards AssociationCable Flammability Test
JIS K 6745JIS K 6745: 2008 (JPSA/JPIF/JSA) Plastics-Unplasticized poly (vinyl chloride) sheetsFalling Weight Impact Tester
JIS Z 0202Japanese Industrial Standard Method Of Drop Test For Packaged FreightsDrop Test Machine
SAE J2020-2003Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Fluorescent UV and Condensation ApparatusDrop Test Machine
TAPPI T 804 OM-2010Compression test of fiberboard shipping containersBox Compression Tester
BS 1363-113 A plugs, socket-outlets, adaptorsand connection units |Part 1: Specification for rewirable andnon-rewirable 13 A fused plugsTumble Tester
BS EN 1288-1Glass in building ~ Determination of thebending strength of glass|Part 1: Fundamentals of testing glassElectrodynamic Shaker System
BS EN ISO 6158Metallic coatings ~ Electrodeposited coatings of chromiumfor engineering purposesCable Flammability Test
IEC 62281Safety of primary and secondary lithium cells and batteries during transportElectrodynamic Shaker System
ISO 7800Metallic materials – Wire -Simpletorsion testDrop Weight Tear Tester
UL 94Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Partsin Devices and AppliancesUltrasonic Flaw Detector
JIS C 3005Test methods for rubber or plastic insulated wires and cablesCord Winding Crack Tester

5 Aging and Stability Test: The aging test is a stability test that can maintain stable performance under the action of stress (mechanical, electrical, thermal). The simple thermal aging test is to test the aging characteristics of the sample under the action of heat. Put the sample in an environment with a temperature higher than the rated working temperature, so that at a higher temperature T, a shorter life can be obtained.

6 Thermal Stability Test: The thermal stability test is that the cable is heated by current and also bears a certain voltage. After a certain period of heating, some sensitive performance parameters are measured to evaluate the stability of the insulation. Insulation stability test is divided into long-term stability test or short-term accelerated aging test. Wire and cables are wire products used to transmit electrical (magnetic) energy, information and realize electromagnetic energy conversion. The generalized wire and cable is also referred to as the cable. The cable in the narrow sense refers to the insulated cable, which can be defined as: an aggregate consisting of the following parts; One or more insulated cores, and their respective possible wraps, overall and outer sheaths, and cables may also have additional uninsulated conductors.

In recent years, with the rapid development of many country’s economy, electrical fires have shown a high trend. In view of the danger of wire and cable fire, the country has formulated standards for flame-retardant, fire-resistant wire and cable. Electrical power cord flex bending test provides guidance for the production and selection of materials for enterprises, builders, constructors, etc.

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