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Qualified Products Listing (QPL) Lab

Mission

The Wiring Qualified Products Lab (QPL) is dedicated to the testing, evaluation, and monitoring of Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) components used on Department of Defense aircraft. The QPL group has engineering oversight for 890 electrical component specifications and manages approximately 40 QPLs involving 230 component manufacturers and over 900,000 part numbers. Wiring QPL was tasked by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to conduct critical testing on all (EWIS-related) converted Specifications as the qualifying and testing activity. This facility provides testing of products listed on the QPL in accordance with Military and Commercial standards.

  • Focuses on qualifying products or families of products
  • Appropriate for stable design items & continually available for extended period of time
  • Cost effective solution for the qualification of EWIS products / components

Test Components

The Wiring QPL Lab conducts initial/retention qualification testing for:

  • Electrical and Cable Wire
  • Clamps
  • Wire Strippers
  • Connectors
  • External Power Connectors
  • Terminal Lugs
  • Splices
  • Ferrules
  • Crimp Tools
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Terminal Junction System
  • Plastic Tubing
  • Contacts
  • Contact Insertion/Extraction Tools
  • Shield Termination Devices and Tools

Test Equipment

The Wiring QPL lab provides for destructive testing, and non-destructive testing of products comprised of environmental chambers (altitude chamber, cold bend chamber, salt/fog chamber, etc.), visual inspection equipment, (microscopes, comparator, etc.) as well as mechanical test equipment (calorimeter, shock and vibration, etc.).


Wiring QPL Responsibilities

  • Identify bad parts
  • Monitor Fraud & Counterfeit Parts
  • Conversion to SAE Specifications, Navy's best interest
  • Ensure Third Party Oversight
  • QA required to perform tests

Wiring QPL Benefits

  • Improve Availability Of Products
  • Shorten Procurement Process
  • Complete Qualification Tests Prior To Award Of Contract
  • Reduce Costs By Eliminating Repetitive Surveillance Audits And Tests

Critical Testing for Specifications

AS21608 AS81306 AS22520 AS81659
AS22759 AS81714 AS23190 AS81790
AS39029 AS81824 AS50891 AS81914
AS5756 AS85485 AS5768 AS81969
AS7928 AS83519 AS7974 AS85049
AS81044 NEMA WC27500

Wiring QPL Website:

http://www.navair.navy.mil/qpl/

Wiring QPL maintains the web site for all QPL SIS (Supplemental Information Sheets), forms, and Q&A.