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The Book of Terms

The Book of TermsThe WJI Book of Wire & Cable Terms: an interactive experience of learning and sharing
This book, written by industry volunteers and containing more than 5,000 entries, is an asset for newcomers to wire and cable.

At the same time, it also represents an opportunity for industry veterans to give back by either updating or adding to the more than 5,000 entries. This is an honor system process. Entries/updates must be non-commercial, and any deemed not to be so will be removed. Share your expertise as part of this legacy project to help those who will follow. Purchase a printed copy here.


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Accelerated Aging

A test in which voltage, temperature, etc., on a wire are increased above normal operating values to obtain observable deterioration of mechanical or physical properties that would result from aging in a relatively short period. The plotted results give expected service life under normal conditions.

Accelerated Life Test

A test in which a cable, part or material is subjected to extreme conditions to determine the life of that component or cable.

of that component or cable.