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Term Description
EccentricityLike concentricity, a measure of the center of a conductor's location with respect to the circular cross section of the insulation. Expressed as a percentage of displacement of one circle within the other.
EIAAbbreviation for Electronic Industries Association
ElastomerA rubber-like substance
ElectromagneticPertaining to the combined electric and magnetic fields associated with movements of electrons through conductors
Electromotive forcePressure or voltage. The force which causes current to flow in a circuit
ElectrostaticPertaining to static electricity or electricity at rest. A constant intensity electric charge.
ElongationThe fractional increase in length of a material stressed in tension
EMFSee Electromotive force
EMIAbbreviation for Electromagnetic Interference
EndsIn braiding, the number of essentially parallel wires or threads on a carrier
Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR)An ozone resistant rubber consisting primarily of ethylene propylene copolymer (EPM) or ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EDPM).
External InterferenceThe effects of electrical waves or fields which cause sounds other than the desired signal (static).
ExtrusionThe process of continuously forcing both a plastic or elastomer and a conductor core through a die, thereby applying a continuous coating of insulation or jacket to the core or conductor