Impact resistance testing evaluates a cable’s ability to withstand mechanical impacts, ensuring it can maintain its structural and electrical integrity in the presence of potential physical shocks. The test measures the impact force necessary to cause contact between the impact tool and the conductor specimen. The evaluation can be conducted with a blunt or a sharp impact tool.
Parameters that can be adjusted include but are not limited to:
- Impact drop height
- Number of impacts
- Sharp or blunt impact tool
- Mass of impact tool