Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Copper Cable Splice Kit speeds installation of watertight connections.

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May 25, 2011 - Meeting/exceeding ANCI C119.4 standards, Homac® Copper Flood-Seal® Compression Splice Kits do not require any heat guns, pull cords, cutting, or taping to install watertight seal. Pre-lubricated, sized, single-piece cover slides on and locks in place, facilitating copper-to-copper splice connections. Providing 4-step installation, kits are available in wire sizes No. 2, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 250 kcmil, 350 kcmil, and 500 kcmil and are also suited for repairing cables.

Thomas & Betts Corp.

8155 T&B Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38125, USA

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Homac® Copper Flood-Seal® Compression Splice Kits

Press release date: May 24, 2011

Install Without Heat Guns or Pull Cords

New Product from Thomas & Betts Easily Makes Watertight Seals

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The new Homac® Copper Flood-Seal® Compression Splice Kits from Thomas & Betts require no heat guns, pull cords, cutting or taping to install a watertight seal. The kit's pre-lubricated, sized, single-piece cover slides on and locks in place, making installation of watertight connections fast and easy.

"The innovative design of the Homac splice and cover combination allows fast, easy and watertight copper-to-copper splice connections," said Mike Cawood, product manager for Thomas & Betts. "The easy installation saves both time and money, and means less service downtime for utility customers. The kits are also ideal for repairing copper service cables damaged by dig-ins or failures, and restoring the cables' watertight integrity."

Installation is a simple four-step process. First, slide the cover onto the cable. Then, prepare the cable, and crimp the splice. Finally, slide the cover back over the splice until it's positively centered and mates with the connector rib. The kits are available in wire sizes #2, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 250 kcmil, 350 kcmil and 500 kcmil.

Homac Copper Flood-Seal Compression Splice Kits meet or exceed ANCI C119.4 Standards.

For more information about Homac Copper Flood-Seal Compression Splice Kits, 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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