ADRIANA-MARIANA BORS, DANIEL LINGVAY, ALINA-RUXANDRA CARAMITU, IULIAN IORDACHE, IOSIF LINGVAY COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF SOME SOLDERING AND / OR IMPREGNATION LACQUERS In order to evaluate the behavior in various electrical applications, the main mechanical and electrical characteristics of three different varieties of specifically chosen lacquers - based on alkyl-epoxy-melamine copolymer, the epoxy polymer and polyurethane were compared. From the mechanical determinations, it was found that at ambient temperature the polyurethane lacquer bending resistance was approximately equal to that of the epoxy lacquer and about 6.5 times higher that of the alkyl-epoxy-melamine copolymer. It has also been shown that at bending force of less than 150 Nm the investigated polyurethane lacquer has relatively large deformations of 0.4 mm / kN, which indicates a high capacity to take over relatively high deformations of the metal support (due to thermal expansion from various applications) without significant increasing mechanical stress. The recorded values for the alkyl-epoxy-melamine-based copolymer lacquer and the pure epoxy lacquer are 0.11 mm / kN and 0.03 mm / kN respectively. Determinations by dielectric spectroscopy have shown that at frequencies below 250 Hz the dielectric losses tgd for the epoxy and polyurethane lacquers are approximately equal and are about 2.9 times lower than for the alkyl-epoxy-melamine copolymer lacquer. It was also found that at frequencies higher than 250 Hz the investigated materials behave differently, respectively at the frequency increase up to 10 kHz, the dielectric loss tgd of the polyurethane lacquer remains constant at about 0.0045 in contrast to the epoxide lacquer at which the dielectric loss tgd increases monotone to 0.0095 at 10 kHz, respectively of the alkyl-epoxy-melamine copolymer at which the dielectric loss tgd is approximately constant 0.012 in the 250 Hz-10 kHz range.