AKA: Continuity of Conductor, Conductor Continuity
A delivered wire spool is anticipated to include a single, continuous length of wire. While this may not be a single continuous conductor, any conductor discontinuities (where two conductor lengths are joined), should not have an impact on performance. The continuity of conductors test examines the conductor for flaws and discontinuities. This is performed by placing a voltage across a wire sample. The pass/fail criteria are wire specification specific, but a pass condition will typically require a low voltage drop across the specimen.