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ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR DESIGN CRITERIA

2016-02-12
HISTORICAL
USCAR12-4
This document gives specific and measurable design criteria to be applied at a design review prior to tooling. The specification is formatted as a checklist to aid in its use. The requirements do not apply in all situations so engineering judgment must be used. This is a specification for design criteria; applicable performance specifications (USCAR-2, etc.) must still be performed. Items in this document are grouped by component as follows: A Terminals B Secondary Terminal Locks C Connectors D Connector Locks E Secondary Connector Locks (Connector Position Assurance, CPA) F Connector Seals G Serviceability H High Voltage (≥60V) Application Requirements I Drawing and General Requirements
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Lead-Free Solder Validation Test Plan

2015-04-22
CURRENT
USCAR40-1
This guideline is applicable to existing lead solder production products that will change to lead-free solder processes to meet the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, exemption 8B requirements. This guideline is applicable to similar products used by multiple OEM's that have the same manufacturing processes / equipment. The intent is to streamline the supplier’s environmental testing via common qualification to reduce timing, quantities, and costs.
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SPECIFICATION FOR TESTING AUTOMOTIVE LED MODULES

2013-02-19
CURRENT
USCAR33
This specification is a general level subsystem light source specification that establishes test requirements of Light Emitting Diode (LED) components and modules for use in automotive lighting systems. The completed test data to this test specification is intended to be provided to the OEM by the Tier I lamp set maker as part of the lamp assembly PPAP. Re-testing shall be required if any portion of the approved LED modules experiences a design, manufacturing or component change. This document shall be applied to systems that meet the requirements for design, performance and validation established by government standards. The LED module is defined as the LED devices and any electronics required to properly energize the LEDs using vehicle electrical power system along with any associated electrical wiring, connectors and thermal management system. Samples shall be tested as a subsystem and considered one test sample for the entire test sequence.
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LEAD-FREE SOLDER VALIDATION TEST PLAN

2011-04-01
HISTORICAL
USCAR40
This guideline is applicable to existing lead solder production products that will change to lead-free solder processes to meet the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, exemption 8B requirements. This guideline is applicable to similar products used by multiple OEM's that have the same manufacturing processes / equipment. The intent is to streamline the supplier’s environmental testing via common qualification to reduce timing, quantities, and costs.
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SPECIFICATION FOR TESTING AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT BULB SOCKETS

2010-01-15
CURRENT
USCAR15-3
This specification establishes the requirements and test procedures for automotive miniature bulb retention devices, including wedge base sockets with integral connector, direct wire wedge base sockets, circuit plate assemblies, and associated interfaces. Tests shall follow the sequence shown in the flow charts in Appendix E whenever the following occurs: New design Design, material or process change made to an existing device, which could affect the outcome of the test. The test sequence shown in Appendix F shall be run annually. (NOTE: Production process control data collected at a shorter interval per an approved control plan, may be substituted if approved by customer’s responsible engineer and purchasing representative.)
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SPECIFICATION FOR TESTING AUTOMOTIVE MINIATURE BULBS

2010-01-15
CURRENT
USCAR3-3
The procedures contained in this specification cover the laboratory testing of miniature incandescent bulbs for use in automotive illumination and signaling applications. The following tests shall be run whenever the following occurs: New bulb design Design or process change made to an existing bulb, which could affect the outcome of the test. The completion of one calendar year as noted in the following Test Schedule Table. Process control data is acceptable.
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SPECIFICATION FOR TESTING AUTOMOTIVE LAMP ASSEMBLIES

2009-11-15
CURRENT
USCAR34
The procedures contained in this specification cover the laboratory testing of Exterior Lamps for use in automotive road illumination. The following tests are intended to be run under the following conditions. This document shall be applied to systems that meet the requirements for design, performance and validation established by government standards. If other manufacture’s components are intended to be approved for use in the lamp assembly, then those possible combinations of components shall be considered a new lamp assembly and shall also be tested.
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SPECIFICATION FOR TESTING GAS DISCHARGE LIGHT SOURCE SUBSYSTEM

2007-10-08
CURRENT
USCAR27
This specification is a general level subsystem light source specification that establishes test requirements of a Gas Discharge Light Source (GDLS) subsystem for use on passenger vehicles. The completed test data to this test specification is intended to be provided to the OEM by the Tier one lamp set maker as part of the lamp assembly PPAP. Re-testing shall be required if any portion of the approved GDLS experiences a design, manufacturing or component change. This document shall be applied to systems that meet the requirements for design, performance and validation established by government standards. The subsystem is defined as the ballast, igniter and light source and shall be tested as a subsystem and considered one test sample for the entire test sequence. A failure of any component in the test sample shall constitute a failure of the entire sample. Substitution or replacement of only the light source shall be allowed during testing.
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Specification for Testing Automotive Halogen Light Sources

2006-01-01
CURRENT
USCAR14-2
The procedures contained in this specification cover the laboratory testing of replaceable halogen incandescent bulbs for use in automotive road illumination. The following tests are intended to be run under the following conditions. New bulb design Design or process change made to an existing bulb, which could affect the outcome of the test The completion of one calendar year, accept as noted in the following Test Schedule Table. Test Title Yearly Physical Dimensions X Mean Spherical Candela (MSCD) X External Visual Examination X Color X Leak/Sealability Through Terminals and Seals X Deflection X Fluid Compatibility Terminal Retention X Resonant Frequencies Aged Resonant Frequency Salt Spray Outgassing Temperatures Requirement Laboratory Life at 14.0 VDC X Luminous Intensity Maintenance X Vibration Durability Shock Aged Vibration Durability Terminal Requirements DRL (SAE J2087)
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STANDARD FOR D.C. BRUSH MOTOR – HVAC BLOWERS

1999-02-01
CURRENT
USCAR6
This standard sets forth the performance and durability requirements for 12-volt, D.C. brush-type electric motors used for automobile Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) blowers and outlines Production Validation and Continuing Conformance testing.
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