UL 1659
Standard for Attachment Plug Blades for Use in Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords

DETAILS
Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2005-04-13DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: 2018-11-19
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 General

    1.1.1 These requirements cover the blades of attachment plugs and current taps intended to be connected to the conductors of flexible cords using crimped connections, for use on cord sets and power-supply cords complying with the Standard for Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords, UL 817, within the limits set forth in 1.2.1 for type of blades and 1.3.1 for size of conductors.

    1.2 Type of blades

    1.2.1 These requirements apply to blades, solid and folded, of attachment plugs and current taps rated 15 or 20 A, for general purpose use. These requirements do not apply to the grounding blade (pin) of grounding type attachment plugs or current taps.

    1.3 Conductor sizes

    1.3.1 These requirements apply to blades intended to be attached to 18 AWG (0.82 mm2) – 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) conductors.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
            • 1.1 General
            • 1.2 Type of blades
            • 1.3 Conductor sizes
          • 2 Glossary
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 References
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 General
          • 6 Materials
          • 7 Dimensions
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Contact surface area
            • 7.3 Blade thickness
            • 7.4 Blade profile
            • 7.5 Polarizing features
            • 7.6 Optional blade hole and chamfer
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 8 General
          • 9 Representative Assemblies
          • 10 Preparation of Assemblies
          • 11 Temperature Measurements
          • 12 Secureness Test
          • 13 Static Heating Test
          • 14 Heat-Cycling Test
          • 15 Pull-Out Test
          • 16 Compression Force Test
        • MARKING
          • 17 General
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 18 Instructions for Assembly