Telecom bonding washer pierces nonconductive coatings

Dec. 26, 2018
The Telecom WEEB washer pierces paint and powder coat on racks, cabinets, enclosures and cable tray for easier telecom bonding.

Burndy recently added the Telecom WEEB washer to its Wiley product line. The company describes the washer as “an innovative design that uses patented WEEB washer teeth that eliminate the need to remove nonductive coatings, e.g. paint and powder coat, when making a bonding connection.”

The WEEB washer’s teeth pierce through most nonconductive coatings and embed into the underlying metal, creating a bonding connection between the lug and the coated metal component that is installed—such as equipment racks, cabinets, enclosures, and cable tray. “Not having to remove nonconductive coatings will save on installation time, create a cleaner work environment and most importantly, prevent improper coating-removal techniques that can lead to poor connections,” Burndy added.

The washer is made from corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, and is meant for use with 2-hole HYLUG or equivalent connectors. It accommodates 14- to 2-AWG conductors.

A detailed manual that specifies proper hardware, torque and mounting information is available upon request. Installation manuals for Wiley brand products can be found here.

The washer is UL 467-recognized for gounding and bonding equipment, Burndy points out, adding that it offers custom grounding and bonding solutions as well.

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