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Use of Isotemp Curves for Selecting Automotive Cable 2000-01-0455

The thermal lifetime of cable used in automobiles can be predicted using Isotemp Curves. These curves take into account the cumulative effects of both temperature rise due to current flow as well as ambient temperature. Use of these curves allows for the proper selection of an insulating material and cable size based on identified electrical load, environmental conditions, and desired product life.


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