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Standard Specification for
Ozone-Resistant Thermoplastic Elastomer Insulation For
Wire and Cable, 90°C Operation1

This standard is issued under the fixed designation D 4246; the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of
original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of the last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A
superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers an ozone-resistant insulating
compound for electrical wire and cables 14 AWG and larger.
This compound consists substantially of a thermoplastic elastomer.

1.2 This type of insulation is considered suitable for continuous operation at conductor temperatures not exceeding
90°C in dry locations. Operating voltages are not to exceed
2000 V. The minimum installation temperature is −40°C.

1.3 Whenever two sets of values are presented, in different
units, the values in the first set are the standard, while those in
parentheses are for information only.

1.4 In many instances the insulation material cannot be
tested unless it has been formed around a conductor or cable.
Therefore, tests are done on insulated wire or cable in this
specification solely to determine the relevant property of the
insulation material and not to test the conductor or completed

2. Referenced Documents

2.1 ASTM Standards:
D 470 Test Methods for Crosslinked Insulations and Jackets
for Wire and Cable2
D 1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation2
D 2633 Methods of Testing Thermoplastic Insulations and
Jackets for Wire and Cable3

3. Terminology

3.1 Definitions: For definitions of terms used in this specification refer to Terminology D 1711.

3.2 Definition of Term Specific to This Standard.

3.2.1 aging (the act of), n—the exposure of materials to air at
121°C for 168 h.

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