Connectors offer field-constructible terminations.
March 28, 2007 -
Designed to be used with standard Color-Keyed® lugs and splices through 4/0 AWG, Color-Keyed® Kube(TM) Flag and Tee Connectors feature modular design that enables installers to build multiple circuit configurations. They include insulated housings, tin-plated connectors for corrosion resistance, and 99.9% pure wrought copper construction for electrical conductivity with low connection resistance. Color-coding simplifies selection of correct crimping.
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Thomas & Betts Corp.
8155 T&B Blvd.
Memphis, TN, 38125
Thomas & Betts' Color-Keyed® Kube(TM) Flag and Tee Connectors Offer Field-Constructible Terminations
Installers Can Make UL®-Approved Custom Field Connections Without Time-Consuming Modifications
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 23, 2007 - Installers now can make UL®/CSA-certified custom field connections, including 90-degree and "T" connections, without time-consuming modifications using Thomas & Betts' patented Color-Keyed® Kube(TM) Flag and Tee Connectors. These connectors are designed to be used with standard Color-Keyed lugs and splices through 4/0 AWG, and their flexibility in positioning before crimping provides an unlimited number of possible connection configurations.
"There are significant bending radius requirements in the field that violate the National Electrical Code® when simply bending the cable to the requirement," said Jerry Woodward, senior product manager at Thomas & Betts. "The Color-Keyed Kube Flag and Tee Connectors easily facilitate those requirements without violating NEC. The Flag and Tee Connectors are an alternative to high-cost flexible conductors and the Tee Connectors eliminate the need to create welded or brazed connectors, which are not only costly, but are typically special designs with long lead times. The result is a fast and flexible field-assembled and installed connection with the lowest cost for these applications."
Color-Keyed® Kube(TM) Flag and Tee Connectors' modular design enables installers to build multiple circuit configurations. The connectors also feature insulated housings, which makes installation faster and safer; tin-plated connectors for corrosion resistance; and 99.9 percent pure wrought copper construction, offering the highest electrical conductivity and the lowest connection resistance.
As with all products in the Color-Keyed line, Kube Flag and Tee Connectors are color coded to ensure an easy selection of the correct crimping die and an easy visual inspection to verify the proper crimp.
A Complete Connection System Kit, which includes a selection of Kube Flag and Tee Connectors for common applications and a crimping tool, also is available.
For more information about or a free sample of Color-Keyed Kube Flag and Tee Connectors, visit www.tnb.com or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809.
Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating units and highly engineered steel structures used, among other things, for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide. In 2006, the company reported sales of $1.9 billion.