Performance Specification for Automotive Electrical Connector Systems
Procedures included within this specification are 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 low voltage (0 - 20 VDC) road vehicle applications. These procedures are only applicable to terminals used for In-Line, Header, and Device Connector systems with and without Shorting Bars. They are not applicable to Edge Board connector systems, twist lock connector systems, > 20 VAC or DC, or to eyelet type terminals.
Note: Some tests detailed in this document such as connector environmental or terminal electrical may be applicable to twist lock systems. For twist lock connector system ergonomic requirements refer to USCAR 25.