Designing and Assembling a Wiring Harness
Whether you manually design and assemble a wire harness or automate these processes with advanced electrical and mechanical design software and product data management systems, understanding wiring harness design requirements will ensure the success of the finished harness.
In this white paper, we’ll look at what you need to know to design a wire harness.
Our comprehensive checklist includes:
- What basic wire information is required
- How to start the design process with that information
- What crimping, connecting, and terminating details are required
- What limitations and other requirements must be considered
- What possible assembly errors should be considered
- What to consider in transferring a harness to final production
- Why to allow substitutions or derivatives
- Why it is necessary to track changes throughout the design process
Basics Characteristics of Wire
First, let’s start with the basics. For each harness, it’s important to know the characteristics of each wire:
- AWG properties
- UL rating
- Wire end properties
- Voltage and current requirements
- Signal levels
- OEM specifications and/or requirements
Download now to access detailed information that will help you throughout the entire wiring harness design process!