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T&B® Fittings XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling for Rigid Conduit

Thomas & Betts Corp. - Memphis, TN

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T&B® Fittings XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling for Rigid Conduit

Press release date: September 27, 2011

Provides Flexible, Watertight Connections
Features Durable Stainless Steel Inner Sleeve MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling for Rigid Conduit from Thomas & Betts supports movement and thermal expansion in conduit runs, providing a flexible and watertight connection. The coupling incorporates an Erickson® conduit union that reduces installation time and effort, and a durable, protective stainless-steel inner sleeve that facilitates wire installation. The coupling accommodates axial or parallel movement up to three-quarter inch, and angular movement up to 30 degrees from the normal position. "The stainless-steel inner sleeve used in the T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling is far more durable than the conventional plastic tubes or corrugated hose found in other couplings of this kind," said Bogdan Diaconescu, product manager for Thomas & Betts. "It also provides better protection and easier wire pulling." The T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling features include enclosed, copper ground mounting plates that are secured with tamperproof stainless-steel jacket straps to impede vandalism and theft. The coupling has dual-layer hubs made of ductile cast iron, zinc plated and coated with aluminum acrylic paint for corrosion protection. The T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling is UL Listed to UL 514B and is CSA Certified to C22.2 No. 18.3 Suitable for Wet Locations (for hub sizes one inch to six inches). It also is watertight pursuant to NEMA 4 and is NEC Article 250.98 compliant. For more information about the T&B® Fitting XD Expansion/Deflection Coupling, visit www.tnb.com or call (800) 816-7809. Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in industrial, construction and utility applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. With headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Thomas & Betts reported revenues of $2 billion and had approximately 8,750 employees in 2010. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.

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