Outline of Investigation for Single Pole Separable Interconnecting Cable Connectors for Use with Wind Turbine Generating Systems
1.1 This outline covers single pole separable interconnecting cable connectors rated minimum 300 amperes up to a maximum of 1000 amperes and up to 750 volts ac or dc, intended for interconnection of individual power cables within tower sections of a Wind Turbine Generating System (WTGS).
1.2 This outline also covers single pole separable interconnecting cable connectors intended for connection to grounding circuit conductors in applications identified in 1.1.
1.3 For the purpose of this outline, separable interconnecting cable connectors consist of mating half devices.
1.4 These devices are not intended for connection or disconnection under load conditions.
1.5 Single pole separable interconnecting cable connectors have not been investigated for cables that are subject to movement, flexing, or twisting during operation of the wind turbine.
1.6 Single pole separable interconnecting cable connectors shall be supported at intervals to inhibit strain to individual terminals and interconnection of connections within the tower section or sections of a WTGS.
1.7 These devices are not intended for use in hazardous locations.
1.8 This outline does not cover:
a) Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type covered by the Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type, UL 1682;
b) Devices molded integrally with flexible cord or cable that are covered by the Standard for Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords, UL 817;
c) Single and multi-pole connectors, which may include 3 or more pilot contacts, intended for connection to copper conductors, for use in data, signal, control and power applications within and between electrical equipment, where exposed, that are covered by the Standard for Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications, UL 1977;
d) Devices intended for use in hazardous (Classified) locations that are covered by the Standard for Receptacle-Plug Combinations for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 1010; or
e) Devices such as wire connectors and soldering lugs that are covered by the Standard for Wire Connectors, UL 486A-486B; the Standard for Splicing Wire Connectors, UL 486C; or the Standard for Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper Conductors, UL 486E.
- Outline Title Page
- Table of Contents
- 1 Scope
- 2 Definitions
- 3 Symbols and Abbreviations
- 4 Components
- 5 Reference Publications
- 6 Units of Measurement
- 7 General
- 8 Mating and Intermateability
- 9 Insulating Material
- 10 Current-Carrying Parts
- 11 Male and Female Cable Connectors Designated for Connection to the Identified Grounding (Green/Grounding) Circuit Conductor
- 12 Terminals
- 13 Accessibility of Live Parts
- 14 Resistance to Corrosion
- 15 Assembly
- 16 Reserved
- 17 Enclosure Rating
- 18 Representative Devices
- 19 Moisture Absorption Resistance Test
- 20 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
- 21 Mold Stress Relief Test
- 22 Current Cycling Test
- 23 Secureness and Pull Tests
- 24 Temperature Rise Test
- 25 Stress Corrosion/Moist Ammonia
- 26 Resistance to Corrosion Test
- 27 Short-Time High Current Test
- 28 Secureness of Enclosure Test
- 29 Drop Test
- 30 Latching Test
- 31 Reserved
- 32 Enclosure Tests for Environmental Protection
- MARKINGS AND INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
- 33 General
- APPENDIX A
- Edition Number: 1
- Edition Date: 05/28/2010
- Price Code: A
- Type: outline
- ANSI Approved: —
- DOD Approved: —