This SAE standard establishes the minimum construction and performance requirements for seven conductor 1/8 2/10 4/12 cable for use on trucks, trailers and converter dollies. Where appropriate, the standard refers to two types of cables, (Type F and S, described later in the standard), due to the variation in the performance demands of cables used in flexing and stationary applications. While the document's title refers to ABS Power to differentiate the document from the SAE J1067 standard that it supersedes, the scope applies to both the primary green cable for powering ABS and lighting and the yellow auxiliary cable of the same construction.
The SAE J2394 document was reviewed as part of the SAE five-year review process. The document contains stronger references to superseding SAE J1067 for ABS applications, now includes converter dollies within its scope, substituted SAE J1128 test methods for previous UL references where practical to better reflect methods that are familiar to the SAE community, clarified the deformation or pinch test, eliminated the Taber abrasion resistance approach and specified a minimum performance value for the SAE J1128 abrasion method. Clarification as to the cable jacket color as it pertains to primary and auxiliary cables was included as was a new cold impact test guideline.