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Standard for Testing Automotive Miniature Bulbs

2002-04-15
HISTORICAL
USCAR3-2
The procedures contained in this specification cover the laboratory testing of miniature incandescent bulbs for use in automotive illumination and signaling applications.
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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 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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Automotive Grade Coaxial Cable Performance Specification

2006-01-02
CURRENT
USCAR29
This document specifies dimensional, functional and visual requirements for Automotive grade coaxial cable. This material will be designated AG for general-purpose automotive applications or AG LL for low loss applications. It is the responsibility of the user of this cable to verify the suitability of the selected product (based on dimensional, mechanical, electrical and environmental requirements) for its intended application. It is the responsibility of the supplier to retain and maintain records as evidence of compliance to the requirements detailed in this standard.
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Initiator Technical Requirements and Validation

2005-06-06
CURRENT
USCAR28
This specification establishes the design, performance, and validation requirements for the initiator assembly used in airbag modules, seatbelt pretensioners and/or any other Electro-Explosive Devices (EED).
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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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TEST PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATING BOLT-LOAD RETENTION OF MAGNESIUM ALLOYS

2007-10-08
CURRENT
USCAR35
A bolt-load retention (BLR) test is a practical test to determine the bolt load of a fastener joint with time and at given temperatures. There are three types of BLR tests described in this standard, namely general-purpose test, design-purpose test, and screening material test. A general-purpose BLR test may be used for screening materials, while a design-purpose BLR test is usually used to verify the BLR behavior of a specific joint. The screening material test is an example of the general-purpose test for typical automotive applications.
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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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NEW FINISH DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENT

2007-03-13
CURRENT
USCAR32
This standard lists variables that shall be investigated and reported as an initial investigation into new or revised surface finishes intended for use on fasteners. This standard provides instruction for producing a final report that will be used to determine if further investigation of a surface finish is justified. Further investigation may include tests and evaluations specific to an individual OEM prior to introduction/approval of the surface finish. The final report shall include the results, observations, and conclusions for all of the variables. The final report may be made up of several individual reports covering each variable. In all cases the laboratory performing the test, the test date and the report approver shall be included in the final report.
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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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HIGH VOLTAGE CONNECTOR PERFORMANCE SUPPLEMENT TO SAE/USCAR-2

2008-08-27
CURRENT
USCAR37
Procedures included within this specification supplement are, when used in conjunction with SAE/USCAR 2, intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of electrical terminals, connectors, and components that constitute the electrical connection systems in high voltage (60~600V) road vehicle applications. These procedures are applicable to terminals used for In-Line, Header, and Device Connector systems with and without Shorting Bars. This supplement applies to both sealed and unsealed connection systems.
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Standard for Cigar Lighters & Power Outlets

2014-03-31
CURRENT
USCAR4-1
This standard is intended to cover cigar or cigarette lighters as well as power outlets based on the form and dimensions of the cigar lighter. This standard is a full performance specification, it includes dimensional and operational parameters as well as performance characteristics which must be met when submitting a cigar lighter assembly or power outlet assembly for production approval. This standard constitutes an acceptance specification for a surface mounted, front-loaded cigar lighter or power outlet.
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STANDARD FOR CIGAR LIGHTERS & POWER OUTLETS

1997-11-01
HISTORICAL
USCAR4
This standard is intended to cover cigar or cigarette lighters as well as power outlets based on the form and dimensions of the cigar lighter. This standard is a full performance specification, it includes dimensional and operational parameters as well as performance characteristics which must be met when submitting a cigar lighter assembly or power outlet assembly for production approval. This standard constitutes an acceptance specification for a surface mounted, front-loaded cigar lighter or power outlet.
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Ergonomic Guidelines for Small Lot Delivery Operations

2015-03-10
CURRENT
USCAR42
This document describes the design, assessment methods and physical requirements associated with material handling systems. This would include, but not limited to manual dollies, small lot systems and kitting. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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Ergonomic Guidelines for Carts and Dollies

2015-03-13
CURRENT
USCAR41
This document describes the assessment methods and physical requirements associated with the manual handling of carts and dollies, specific to material handling systems. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department. Force guidelines were primarily developed referencing the push/pull psychophysical Snook data contained in A Guide to Manual Materials Handling (second edition) by Mital, Nicholson and Ayoub (NY: Taylor & Francis, 1997). The force guidelines accommodate 75% of female capabilities and 99% of male capabilities. Factors that were included in the established guideline include: push / pull distances, vertical hand height, horizontal hand height, frequency and wheel / castor alignment and load rating. These factors were used to develop a conservative force guideline.
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Specification for Testing Automotive Miniature Bulb Socket/Circuit Plate Assemblies

2004-12-10
HISTORICAL
USCAR15-1
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 following test sequences shall be run annually: 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. - Test Sequence #2 (Run only the tests listed below, in the following order.) o Bulb Insertion/Removal Force o Voltage Drop o Vibration o Bulb Insertion/Removal Force o Bulb Wobble - Test Sequence #8 - Test Sequence #9 - Test Sequence #10
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Specification for Testing Automotive Miniature Bulb Socket/Circuit Plate Assemblies

2004-01-30
HISTORICAL
USCAR15
This specification establishes the requirements and test procedures for automotive miniature bulb retention devices, including wedge base sockets with integral connector, direct wire, widge 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; and design, material or process change made to an existing device, which could affect the outcome of the test.
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