The test determines if the insulation of a wire has been converted to a thermoset material by polymer crosslinking. The test is performed for a short time period at a temperature much greater than the temperature rating of the insulation. To pass this test, the wire must withstand the bend and wet dielectric tests after the thermal exposure. This test may be applied to insulation materials which are not crosslinked as well. At the end of the test, we will report the results of the bend (LINK) and wet dielectric (LINK) tests.
Parameters that can be adjusted for this test include:
- Exposure Temperatures
- Exposure Duration(s)
- Number of Specimens
- Mounting Conditions of Specimens during Conditioning