The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA HP 6-
Electrical and Electronic Silicone and Silicone Braided Insulated Hook-Up Wire, Types S (600 V), ZHS (600 V), SS (1000 V), ZHSS (1000 V), and SSB Braided (1000 V).
HP 6 covers specific requirements for silicone rubber-insulated stranded wire designed for the internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment. This publication addresses 600 V (Type S, ZHS) and 1000 V (Type SS, ZHSS, and SSB) wire and permits continuous conductor temperature ratings of -55 ºC to +150 ºC with tin-coated copper or -55 ºC to +200 ºC with silver-coated copper. These types of hook-up wire are used when the following requirements are called for:
- High temperature resistance
- Low temperature resistance
- Good flexibility and flex life
- Solder iron resistance for easier solder terminations without potential damage
- Type ZHS and ZHSS used for applications requiring low smoke and zero halogen requirements
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ANSI/NEMA HP 6-2013.
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