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New revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620 now available

By November 2, 2012September 14th, 2022No Comments

Benefit from Hundreds of Enhancements in the Revised Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies Standard!

Significant technical additions and updates, greater ease-of-use, and compatibility with other key assembly standards are among the many changes you will find in the newly released B revision of IPC/WHMA-A-620, Requirements and Acceptance of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies. IPC and the Wire Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) worked together to develop this update — the ONLY industry-consensus standard of its kind.

Included in its 19 chapters are criteria for: wire prep; soldering to terminals; crimping of stamped-and-formed and machined contacts; ultrasonic welding; connectors; marking; coax/biax cables; wrapping/lacing; shielding; assembly and wire-wrap terminations. Plus, 682 full-color pictures and illustrations help clarify criteria throughout this 400-page standard.

Find greatly expanded criteria for:

  • Molding and potting
  • Splicing
  • Crimp contacts without insulation support
  • Inline insulation displacement connectors
  • Connectorization
  • Rigid and conformable cable
  • Flexible sleeving
  • Broomstitching
  • Testing
  • And more!

Other enhancements include:

  • 125 new or updated full-color pictures and illustrations
  • New section on flow down to subcontractors
  • Greater compatibility with J-STD-001E and IPC-A-610E
  • Newly added UL, SAE and IEC pull-force tables to address varying reliability requirements and markets in different regions
  • Free downloadable redline document that shows changes between revisions A and B