REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN WIRING


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REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN WIRING
REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN WIRINGWhen wires or wire bundles are routed through the aircraft without the mechanical protection of conduit, it is called open wiring. Most aircraft use the open wiring system, and mechanical protection is provided in critical areas by proper clamping of wires, adding rubber or plastic grommets, and routing wires behind decorative or structural panels.Open wiring is more vulnerable to wear, abrasion, and damage from liquids than wiring installed in conduits; hence care must be taken to see that it is installed where it is not exposed to these hazards and in a manner to prevent damage. The number of wires grouped in a bundle should be limited in order to reduce the problems of maintenance and to limit da…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. REQUIREMENTS FOR OPEN WIRING, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export