The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C119.6, “Electric Connectors—Non-Sealed, Multiport Connector Systems Rated 600 Volts or less for Aluminum and Copper Conductors.” ANSI C119.6 establishes the electrical and mechanical test requirements for connectors used at normal operating temperatures not to exceed 90°C and is not intended to recommend any other operating conditions.

This revision includes the addition of spreadsheet files in Annex D, which can be used to collect current cycle test data for test reports; this allows for calculating connector stability, generate graphs of data, and for print. An alternate, accelerated current cycle test method, which will henceforth be referred to as the current cycle submersion test (CCST) has been added.

The contents and scope of C119.6 may be viewed at A hard or electronic copy may be purchased for $72 by visiting or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only), 303-397-7956 (international) or 303-397-2740 (fax).