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Spring Series: What Is Insulation Resistance Testing?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on April 7, 2020

Continuing our Spring Series, let’s take a look at what exactly insulation resistance testing is. 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.  The insulation is opposite from the … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is Insulation Resistance Testing?”

Spring Series: What Is A Wiring Harness?

Posted by John Ashour on February 11, 2020

As part of our Spring Blog Series, InterConnect Wiring is highlighting the best blogs that our readers loved the most in the past five years. Say hello to our top blog from 2017: What is a wiring harness? To put it simply, a wiring harness is a group of wires bundled together. A wiring harness … Continue reading “Spring Series: What Is A Wiring Harness?”

Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on December 2, 2019

I will cut to the chase… yes, there is an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program and it is called FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-94. While these guidelines are not mandatory, they are derived from extensive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and industry experience in determining compliance with the relevant regulations. Maintenance personnel need to … Continue reading “Does the FAA have an Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) Training Program?”

Is There A Difference Between Defense and Commercial Aviation Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on July 30, 2019

Yesterday I took my son to Lone Star Park to see some horseracing. He asked me if there was a difference between the gray horses and the brown horses besides color because his uncle told him that gray horses were terrible. I told him that horses are basically the same and that brown horses are … Continue reading “Is There A Difference Between Defense and Commercial Aviation Wiring Harnesses?”

Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?

Posted by Clare McGarrey on May 7, 2019

InterConnect Wiring must perform hundreds of wire terminations daily. A wire termination is the practice of ending a transmission line with a device, such as a contact (that will be inserted into a connector) or a terminal. There are many types of terminations in the aircraft industry, but the majority for commercial and defense aircraft … Continue reading “Is a Wire Termination the Same for Commercial and Defense Aircraft Wiring Harnesses?”

Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft

Posted by John Ashour on August 6, 2018

The F-16 like many aircraft is a “fly by wire” aircraft. Instead of cables and pulleys, the aircraft is controlled by electrical signals. The electrical signals tell the flight control surfaces how to move and how fast to move. There are 5 flight control surfaces on the F-16: (1) leading edge flap, (2) trailing edge … Continue reading “Four Methods to Separate Flight Control Wiring Harnesses in an Aircraft”

Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?

Posted by John Ashour on July 24, 2017

A common question asked of InterConnect Wiring is, “Can InterConnect repair or overhaul a wiring harnesses?” The short answer to this question is “Yes we can!” The long answer is that in many cases it is less expensive to produce a new wiring harness instead of repairing or overhauling an old one. Typical wiring harnesses … Continue reading “Can a Wiring Harness be Repaired or Overhauled?”

When Is A Total Rewire Needed?

Posted by John Ashour on February 20, 2017

When is a total aircraft rewire needed? Let’s take a step back and ask a more common question that military users and maintainers of aged aircraft ask: “When should any aircraft rewire program be considered?”  Here are 5 Main Factors to contemplate when deciding to rewire a military or commercial aircraft.  They are listed in … Continue reading “When Is A Total Rewire Needed?”

When Was Kapton Insulation for Wires Developed?

Posted by Mike Winters on February 13, 2017

Around the late 1960s a polyimide film with a resistance to high heat called Kapton was developed. This material appeared stable over a wide range of temperatures and was gas, steam and water tight. These properties allowed it to be used across many different applications and environments. Since Kapton was considered a good electrical isolator … Continue reading “When Was Kapton Insulation for Wires Developed?”

How Are Wiring Harnesses Built?

Posted by John Ashour on October 25, 2016

In the past year, InterConnect Wiring released a blog entitled “Why Do Aircraft Have Wiring Harnesses?“ and another blog entitled “What is a Wiring Harness?”.  Based on these two blogs a reader should know what they are and why they exist but one aspect remains; how are they built?  Although they can range in size … Continue reading “How Are Wiring Harnesses Built?”

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