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AS/NZS 4325.

1:1995
IEC 1238-1:1993

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Australian/New Zealand Standard


Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables with copper or aluminium conductors Part 1: Test methods and requirements

AS/NZS 4325.1:1995 This Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard was prepared by Joint Technical Committee EL/4, Electrical Accessories. It was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 13 June 1995 and on behalf of the Council of Standards New Zealand on 24 July 1995. It was published on 5 October 1995.

The following interests are represented on Committee EL/4: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association Consumer Electronic Suppliers Association, Australia Electricity Supply Association, Australia Ministry of Commerce, New Zealand National Electrical Contractors Association, Australia New Zealand Manufacturers Federation Railways of Australia Committee Regulatory authorities (Electrical), Australia The Plastics Industry Association, Australia

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This Standard was issued in draft form for comment as DR 94100.

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AS/NZS 4325.1:1995

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Australian/New Zealand Standard


Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables with copper or aluminium conductors Part 1: Test methods and requirements

PUBLISHED JOINTLY BY: STANDARDS AUSTRALIA 1 The Crescent, Homebush NSW 2140 Australia STANDARDS NEW ZEALAND Level 10, Standards House, 155 The Terrace, Wellington 6001 New Zealand
ISBN 0 7262 9906 5

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PREFACE
This Standard was prepared by the Joint Standards Australia/ Standards New Zealand Committee EL/4 on Electrical Accessories, as a Joint Standard. It was prepared to align Australian and New Zealand Standards progressively with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards for electrical accessories. The object of the Standard is to provide test methods and requirements for two classes of connectors for power cables. Class A connectors for electricity distribution or industrial networks and Class B connectors for networks in which overloads or short circuits are restricted by protective devices. This Standard is equivalent in technical content but not in full presentation to IEC 1238-1:1993, Compression and mechanical connectors for power cables with copper or aluminium conductors, Part 1: Test methods and requirements.
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A number of variations have been made in this Standard to the requirements of IEC 1238-1:1993. These variations are necessary to take into account the national requirements for compression and mechanical connectors that apply in both Australia and New Zealand. The variations are contained in Appendix ZZ. Clauses, notes and figures subject to variation are indicated by a marginal bar. The numbering of clauses, notes and figures closely follows those of IEC 1238-1:1993. To allow additional material to be introduced by Australia or New Zealand, the numbers 201 to 300 are used. This scheme has been introduced to reduce the likelihood of the IEC and Standards Australia or Standards New Zealand using the same numbers for different requirements. As this Standard is reproduced from an International Standard, the following applies: (a) Its number does not appear on each page of text and its identity is shown only on the cover and title page. (b) In the source text, this International Standard should read this Australian/New Zealand Standard. (c) A full point substitutes for a comma when referring to a decimal marker. References to International Standards should be replaced by equivalent Australian or Australian/ New Zealand Standards as follows: Reference to International Standard Australian Standard IEC 27 27-1 228 228A Letter symbols to be used in electrical technology Part 1: General Conductors of insulated cables First supplement. Guide to the dimensional limits of circular conductors Guide to the short-circuit temperature limits of electric cables with a rated voltage not exceeding 0.6/1.0 kV AS 1046 1046.1 1125 Letter symbols for use in electrotechnology Part 1: General Conductors in insulated electric cables and flexible cords

724

3008 3008.1

Electrical installations Selection of cables Cables for alternating voltages up to and including 0.6/1 kV

The term normative has been used in this Standard to define the application of the appendix to which it applies. A normative appendix is an integral part of a Standard.

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CONTENTS
Page
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Clause

1 2 3 4
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Scope and object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . List of principal symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.1 Conductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 Connectors and tooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.3 Range of acceptance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 7 9

Electrical tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.1 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3 Heat cycle test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.4 Assessment of results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6.5 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7 Mechanical tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7.1 Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 7.2 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Annexes A B C D E Equalizers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Accuracy of measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Determination of the value of the short-circuit current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Calculation method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Variations between this Joint Standard and IEC 1238-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

APPENDIX ZZ

First publi shed as Joint Standard AS/NZS 4325.1:1995. Incorporating: Amdt 1 1997

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INTRODUCTION
This International Standard deals with type tests for compression and mechanical connectors for use on copper and aluminium conductors of insulated cables. When a design of connector meets the requirements of this standard, then it is expected that in service:

a)

the resistance of the connection will remain stable;

b) the temperature of the connector will be of the same order or less than that of the conductor;
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c) if the intended use demands it, application of short-circuit currents will not affect a), b) and d); d) the mechanical strength will be fit for the purpose.

It should be stressed that, although the electrical and mechanical tests specified in this standard are to prove the suitability of connectors for most operating conditions, they do not necessarily apply to situations where a connector may be raised to a high temperature by virtue of connection to highly rated plant, or where the connector is subjected to excessive mechanical vibration or shock or to corrosive conditions. In these instances, the tests in this standard may need to be supplemented by special tests agreed between supplier and purchaser.

AUSTRALIAN/NEW ZEALAND STANDARD

COMPRESSION AND MECHANICAL CONNECTORS FOR POWER CABLES WITH COPPER OR ALUMINIUM CONDUCTORS Part 1: Test methods and requirements
1 Scope and object

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This part of IEC 1238 applies to connectors for power cables, e.g. buried cables or cables in buildings. a) These cables conform to the requirements of IEC 228 and IEC 228A with conductor cross-sections 10 mm2 and greater for copper and 16 mm2 and greater for aluminium. b) The electrical test covers the current-carrying capacity of connectors for application at any voltage. c) The maximum continuous conductor temperature is less than or equal to 90 C.

Although it is not possible to define precisely the service conditions for all applications, two
broad classes of connectors have been identified.

This standard is not applicable to overhead conductors, which are designed for special mechanical requirements, or to separable connectors.

Class A
These are connectors intended for electricity distribution or industrial networks in which they can be subjected to short circuits of relatively high intensity and duration. As a consequence class A connectors will be suitable for the majority of applications.

Class B
These are connectors for networks in which overloads or short circuits are rapidly restricted by the installed protective devices, e.g. fast-acting fuses. Depending on the application, the connectors are subjected to the following tests:

Class A The connectors are subjected to heat cycles and short-circuit tests. Class B The connectors are subjected to heat cycles only.
The object of this standard is to define the type test methods and requirements which apply to compression and mechanical connectors for power cables with copper or aluminium conductors.

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