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What is insulation resistance testing?

Posted by Mike Winters on Apr 25, 2016 5:25:12 PM

Every electrical wire, whether it’s in an F-16 cockpit panel, UH-60 circuit breaker, or V-22 wiring harness, is carefully protected with some type of electrical insulation. The wire itself is a conductor of electricity.  

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Topics: Wiring

What is a BOM?

Posted by Randall Robinson on Apr 19, 2016 10:10:29 AM

I once asked my wife if she knew what the BOM was for something. The look I received was pure confusion and bewilderment. For example, “what is the BOM for parmesan chicken” is not the usual question a wife expects from her husband. Though poorly worded the question is valid. What is a BOM and how would it apply to a recipe for parmesan chicken?

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What is a standard part vs. a non-standard part?

Posted by Chris Vardy on Apr 11, 2016 4:11:15 PM

In the 1980’s, the fast food chain Wendy’s had a commercial advertising chicken sandwiches with a tag line stating “parts are parts”. InterConnect Wiring has been assembling wiring harnesses and electrical panels with both standard parts and non-standard parts for the past 23 years. But parts are parts, right?

 

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Topics: Wiring

Why is AS9100 important?

Posted by Angella Martin on Apr 4, 2016 2:55:45 PM

AS9100 is a standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. This aircraft industry standard replaces the earlier AS9000 and fully incorporates the entirety of the current version of ISO 9000, while adding requirements relating to quality and safety.

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Topics: AS9100

What is Continuity Testing?

Posted by Marc Piloian on Mar 28, 2016 5:54:07 PM

In simple terms, a continuity test verifies that current will flow in an electrical circuit (i.e. that the circuit is continuous). The test is performed by placing a small voltage between 2 or more endpoints of the circuit. The flow of current can be verified qualitatively (e.g. by observing a light or buzzer in series with the circuit actuates) or quantitatively (e.g. by using a multimeter to measure the resistance between the endpoints).

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What is a Wiring Diagram?

Posted by Nam Tran on Mar 21, 2016 4:14:08 PM

A wiring diagram is a simplified conventional pictorial representation of the physical connections and physical layout of an electrical system or circuit. Wiring diagrams show how the aircraft wires are connected and where they should be located in the electrical system, as well as the physical connections between all the components. This makes a wiring diagram useful in manufacturing or troubleshooting an electrical system or circuit for various aircraft including the F-16, F-15, V-22, and UH-60.

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Why is it better to Use Military Connector Part Numbers Instead of Commercial Part Numbers When Either Designing New Aircraft or Updating Existing Aircraft?

Posted by John Ashour on Mar 14, 2016 3:06:03 PM

InterConnect has been designing and assembling aircraft electrical wiring harnesses now for over 23 years. During this period, we have seen a number of design mistakes dealing with electrical connectors.

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What is the difference in a plug and a receptacle?

Posted by Angella Martin on Mar 7, 2016 2:27:04 PM

Connectors are used on electrical wiring harnesses and are essentially enclosures (i.e., shells) which house contacts with wires. The electrical connection into the system at the contact termination is either a soldered or crimped connection (which is removable from the connector using a special tool). The shell and insert may be moisture resistant or a hermetic seal. The inserts in each connector must be oriented for correct mating, and the shell or insert usually contains a keying feature to prevent mis-mating that could damage the connector or result in an electrical problem.

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InterConnect Wiring Annual Blood Drive

Posted by Clare McGarrey on Mar 2, 2016 11:28:14 AM

InterConnect Wiring held their Annual Blood Drive on February 23, 2016 from 9am to 1pm. Each year, InterConnect Wiring and Carter BloodCare work together to put on this annual blood drive to help save lives in the community.

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What Is Braiding?

Posted by Jeanie Peel on Feb 29, 2016 3:05:44 PM

Braid is composed of threads woven tightly around a wire bundle. Braid can be textile, metal or any other material that can be threaded onto a spindle type braiding machine. Many electrical harnesses installed in aircraft are braided.  Braiding is important for electrical harnesses as it provides a protective layer from chaffing, heat and other wear and tear to electrical harnesses.

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