This is the harmonized ANCE, CSA Group, and UL standard for Wire and Cable Test Methods. It is the Fifth edition of NMX-J-556-ANCE, the Fifth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 2556, and the Fifth edition of UL 2556. This edition of NMX-J-556-ANCE supersedes the previous edition published on December 15, 2015. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 2556 supersedes the previous edition published on December 15, 2015. This edition of UL 2556 supersedes the previous edition published on December 15, 2015.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the Association of Standardization and Certification (ANCE), CSA Group, and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the Technical Harmonization Committee for Wire and Cable Test Methods, of the Council on the Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA), are gratefully acknowledged.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This standard describes the apparatus, test methods, and formulas to be used in carrying out the tests and calculations required by wire and cable standards.
Specific acceptance requirements are found in individual product standards.
Where a test method indicates a specified test parameter or condition, the parameter or condition is found in the individual product standard.
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