The importance of reliable automotive cables
Properly functioning cables play a critical role in the safe, reliable operation of automobiles. Cable malfunctions can lead to short circuits in power cables, high latency in self-driving vehicle cameras and other safety hazards that may result in accidents and injuries. Enlisting UL Solutions to evaluate your cables in accordance with relevant industry specifications can help mitigate these safety risks.
Automotive cables must perform correctly without failure, even under severe exposure conditions, regardless of construction. Automotive cables must therefore meet stringent technical requirements to resist the extreme environmental conditions road vehicles encounter. UL Solutions offers testing services for various types of automotive cables used in the industry over a wide range of extreme temperatures (typically -40°C to 125°C or higher, up to 250°C).
In addition to thermal properties, UL Solutions can perform tests associated with environmental, flame propagation, mechanical, chemical resistance and electrical aspects. Our services cover wiring in electrical and electronic systems and power and high-speed data interconnections to help you compete in the global market. We can also support the required electrical transmission (signal integrity) performance testing for automotive data cables.
Automotive cable standards and specifications
UL Solutions can evaluate automotive cables per a number of industry standards and specifications. Expert testing can help confirm and verify product compliance with global or industry requirements, which can help reduce noncompliance risk throughout your supply chain.
|FMVSS 302||Flammability of Automotive Materials||North American|
|ISO 19642 series -2 to -10||Road Vehicles – Automotive Cables — dimensions and requirements for single-core cables and round, sheathed, screened or unscreened multi- or single-core cables, copper and aluminum conductors, 30 VAC/60 VDC, 600 VAC/900 VDC, 1,000 VAC/1,500 VDC||Global|
|ISO 14572||Road Vehicles – Round, Sheathed, 60 V and 600 V Screened and Unscreened Single- or Multi-Core Cables – Test Methods and Requirements for Basic- and High-Performance Cables||Global|
|ISO 6722-1||Road Vehicles – 60 V and 600 V Single-Core Cables – Part 1: Dimensions, Test Methods and Requirements for Copper Conductor Cables||Global|
|ISO 6722-2||Road Vehicles – 60 V and 600 V Single-Core Cables – Part 2: Dimensions, Test Methods and Requirements for Aluminum Conductor Cables||Global|
|#||Specification for IEEE 100BASE-T1 Definitions for Communication Channel||Global|
|#||Specification for Channel and Components Requirements for 1000BASE-T1 Link Segment Type A||Global|
|#||Specification for Channel and Component Requirements for 1000BASE-T1 Link Segment Type A (STP)||Global|
|SAE J1127||Surface Vehicle Standard: Low Voltage Battery Cable||North American|
|SAE J1128||Surface Vehicle Standard: Low Voltage Primary Cable||North American|
|SAE J1654||Unshielded High Voltage Primary Cable||North American|
|SAE J1678||Surface Vehicle Standard: Low Voltage Ultra-Thin Wall Primary Cable||North American|
|SAE J2840||High Voltage Shielded and Jacketed Cable||North American|
|SAE J3117/1||100BASE-T1 Un-Shielded Balanced Single Twisted Pair Ethernet Cable||North American|
|SAE J3117/2||1000BASE-T1 Un-Shielded and Shielded Balanced Single Twisted Pair Ethernet Cable||North American|
|SAE USCAR30||Performance Specification for Automotive Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connection System||North American|
|UL 2276||Outline of Investigation for Recreational Vehicle Cable||North American|
|UL 2726||Outline of Investigation for Battery Lead Wire||North American|
|UL 2733||Outline of Investigation for Surface Vehicle On-Board Cable||North American|
|UL 4127||Outline of Investigation for Low Voltage Battery Cable||North American|
# Open Alliance (OA) Technical Committee TC9 has developed these specifications.
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