This Standard specifies the test methods, dimensions, and requirements for single-core 60 V cables intended for use in road vehicle applications where the nominal system voltage ≤ 60 V DC (25 V AC). It also specifies additional test methods and/or requirements for 600 V cables intended for use in road vehicle applications where the nominal system voltage is > 60 V DC (25 V AC) to ≤ 600 V DC (600 V AC). Where practical, this standard uses ISO 6722 for test methods, dimensions, and requirements. This standard covers ISO conductor sizes which usually differ from SAE conductor sizes. It also covers the individual cores in multi-core cables. See ISO 6722 for "Temperature Class Ratings".
Rationale: The changes to this document reflect the latest review and format changes as per the SAE document standard guidelines. Definitions were updated and Figure 4 was revised to include all conductor sizes less than 6 mm2. The values for minimum sandpaper length for Thin Wall cables in Figure 7 was revised to reflect current capabilities for the proper wall thickness. Older values were based upon a thicker walled cable than specified in SAE J2183.