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Glow Wire Test
Glow Wire Test

The glow-wire test is a test on plastics that hold electrical current-carrying parts. In this test process, the plastic sample is contacted with the wire heated to 650, 850 and 960 degrees. After a certain time, it is observed how the plastic sample is affected by this contact. This test ensures that the plastic material does not burn at the specified temperature. This test is carried out in accordance with TS 10486 EN 60998-1 Coupling Devices (Terminals) issued by the Turkish Standards Institute - for Low Voltage Circuits in Home and Similar Areas - Section 1: General Specifications.

This is a preferred test standard for electrical applications. With this test, the strength of plastic material is measured in high temperature or induction environment. The risk of flammability and self-extinguishing capacity of the plastic material is calculated.

The sample plastic part is touched vertically by a superheated wire which is brought to the desired temperature by electric current for 30 seconds. If the flame occurs after the hot wire is withdrawn, the extinction time and the presence of dripping from the plastic part are observed. If the plastic part does not ignite or if the combustion 30 extinguishes within seconds, the material test is deemed to have passed.

The glow wire test is also carried out according to the TS EN 60695-2-11 Fire hazard test published by the Turkish Standards Institute - Part 2-11: Test Methods Based on the Glow / Hot Wire - Glow Wire with Final Test Method (GWEPT). .

This test is applied to plastics that are close to 3 millimeters of current-carrying parts. Made on a component. An 750-superheated wire is touched onto the component for 30 seconds. The flame should extinguish in no more than two seconds.

Glowing wire tests carried out by authorized laboratories within the scope of electrical safety tests are carried out in accordance with standards.