Detachable current-carrying connection for test setups with Milliken conductors

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In some dielectric tests of cables with large cross-sections up to several thousand square millimeters, the conductor must be preheated to a specific temperature by current flow. For this purpose, a current of several thousand amperes must be fed into the conductor for the duration of the test. In order to achieve this, a detachable current-carrying connection is required, which ensures a stable electrical contact and long-term behavior during the test. A contact system was therefore developed to establish the electrical contact to the Milliken conductor on the face side. This is necessary in order to feed the current evenly to the individual strands of the conductor, as these are insulated against each other. The paper presents the patented contact system and the connection geometry as well as the results of a functional temperature-rise test in the laboratory.


Original languageGerman
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2023


TitleHighvolt-Kolloquium 2023
Conference number
Duration4 - 5 May 2023



  • electrical contact behaviour, Thermal behavior