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August 9th, 2012

TE Connectivity... The Color ID (Tech)

[SatNews] TE Connectivity (TE) has introduced an extension to its line of...

...standard colors of molded parts for the commercial aerospace and military markets. As vehicle market trends are pushing for an orange color safety marking of higher voltage circuits in electric propulsion vehicles, TE has responded by offering colored tubing as well as color molded shapes to satisfy this identification need. The orange colored molded parts join the existing line of basic colors, as well as common military shades of tan and olive drab.

A number of new commercial and military ground vehicles are being designed with electric propulsion options for primary or secondary power. With the electrical systems running at voltages up to 610 volts, it creates safety needs that were not before required. Precautionary actions have been taken in the industry to implement safety markings for high voltage circuits to aid identification to installers and mechanics. Special colors can be requested based upon a minimum demand.