Connector allows conductor termination in confined spaces.

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Color-Keyed® Narrow Tongue Lugs feature engineered width for uniform connector dimension, and standard barrel length to accommodate applications in limited spaces. They are manufactured with high-conductivity, seamless electrolytic wrought copper tubing electroplated with tin to prevent corrosion. Color coding ensures correct matching of lugs to die sets, correct number and location of crimps, and proper inspection and verification of connections.



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Thomas & Betts Redesigns Connector for Conductor Termination in Confined Spaces



Color-Keyed® Narrow Tongue Lugs Feature Engineered Width for Uniform Connector Dimension

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - April 2, 2007 - In response to the growing demand for conductor termination in confined spaces, Thomas & Betts (NYSE: TNB) redesigned its line of Color-Keyed® Narrow Tongue Lugs to feature an engineered width for a uniform connector dimension. Narrow Tongue Lugs also feature a standard barrel length to accommodate applications in limited spaces.

"The redesigned Narrow Tongue Lugs enables the termination of conductors into confined spaces for applications that include molded case circuit breakers; motor controls, such as starters; safety switches; and other panel or control components," said Jerry Woodward, senior product manager for Thomas & Betts.

Narrow Tongue Lugs are made of high-conductivity, seamless electrolytic wrought copper tubing that is electro-plated with tin to prevent corrosion. Other features include a double-chamfered barrel to facilitate the safe insertion of conductors into the lug and color-coding to ensure the correct matching of lugs to die sets, the correct number and location of crimps for installation and proper inspection and verification of connections.

Constructed to offer high mechanical strength, Narrow Tongue Lugs are UL® and CSA listed.

For more information about Color-Keyed® Narrow Tongue Lugs, visit www.tnb.com or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809.

Corporate Overview
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 2005, the company reported sales of $1.7 billion.

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