W-C-596H/GEN, FEDERAL SPECIFICATION: CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL, POWER, GENERAL SPECIFICATION FOR (25-MAY-2014)
W-C-596H/GEN, FEDERAL SPECIFICATION:
CONNECTOR, ELECTRICAL, POWER, GENERAL
SPECIFICATION FOR (25-MAY-2014)., This specification covers electrical plugs, receptacles, and cable outlets for service from 120
to 600 volts with current ratings up to 60 amperes and a frequency rating of 50/60 hertz. It does not cover
devices for use in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code. Special plugs,
receptacles, and cable connectors for 400 Hz and dc applications are also included. Connectors are to
be used with copper or copperclad aluminum wire only.
Connectors covered by this specification are intended for use in any electrical circuit
within their voltage, current, frequency, and physical limitations. These connectors are designed with
mating polarization for specific current rating, voltage, frequency (Hz), phase, and grounding
requirements. This prevents mating with a connector of incompatible power characteristics.