Many of my previous blogs have referred to the design or products used in interconnection and cable assemblies. This week I want to talk about the standards used in wire and cable assembly.
Many people working in electronics assembly design & manufacture are familiar with the IPC 610 Standard (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies) however; the dedicated standard for Cable & Wire Harness Assemblies is IPC/WHMA-A-620.Many of you will be aware of the standard and very familiar with the acceptability requirements but there are some myths and misconceptions’ regarding what is acceptable and what is not.
With this in mind I have a small test for you. The following questions are taken from the IPC Training DVD Seven Deadly Sins of cable assembly. Let’s see how you get on, there is no prize just the smug satisfaction of being a “know it all” if you get all the questions right.
Fourteen correct answers are the minimum requirement for a pass in the official IPC Exam.
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