Kinda of at an impasse here,somebody agree with me or convince me I'm dead wrong,maybe I'm dead and don't know it.:grin:
Dick, the way I read it is:
The temperature rating "asociated with the ampacity of a conductor"
shall be selected and coordinated as to not EXCEED (meaning to not go over) the lowest temperature rating of ANY CONNECTED TERMINATION, CONDUCTOR OR DEVICE.
So take those hightlighted parts and put them in other words,,,,the LOWEST rating you have ANYWHERE in your system,,,,,,,,whether that is a 1) wire, 2)a terminal, 3) or device,,,,,,you take that number,,,,,,,,,and you CANNOT EXCEED THAT NUMBER. I'm not sure how to make it any more clear than that.