Color coded, insulated copper cabling lugs ease installation

April 28, 2011
From Thomas & Betts, Color-Keyed Insulated Lugs eliminate the time-consuming task of covering the lug with tape, heat-shrink or cold-shrink insulation after it has been installed.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Color-Keyed Insulated Lugs from Thomas & Betts (NYSE: TNB) reduce installation time and cost by eliminating the time-consuming task of covering the lug with tape, heat-shrink or cold-shrink insulation after it has been installed, contends the company.

According to Thomas & Betts, the translucent nylon sleeves covering the lug system provides excellent dielectric strength and insulating properties, while keeping the color-coded barrels easily visible. Pre-positioned nylon sleeves enable the lugs to be crimped on top of cable insulation while ensuring that none of the cable is left exposed once the lugs are crimped.

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The color-coded compression connector system lugs are available in one- and two-hole designs as standard catalog items, while custom options include finish, tongue width and angle, and bolt size and spacing. The line ranges from #8 AWG to 250 kcmil copper conductors, and are easily installed with a variety of standard Color-Keyed compression tools, including models TBM6S, 25000, 13642M or 13400 with an adapter.

Made of seamless copper tubing with tin electroplating, the Color-Keyed Insulated Lugs have a maximum temperature rating of 105 degrees Celsius (221 degrees Fahrenheit). Color-Keyed Insulated Lugs are listed with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and are certified with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

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