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Quick anchoring connector allows fitting without rear access

“The new quick-anchor TeePlug reduces installation time at bulkheads, and allows secure fitting onto difficult installations such as lighting bollards and lampposts etc.” Hylec-APL has introduced a new design of weatherproof plug-socket.

New quick anchoring connector allows fitting without rear access

The TeePlug cable connector is a quick anchoring plug designed for mounting on flat or curved surfaces.

The plug can be fitted and anchored without access to the rear of the panel and offers IP67 ingress protection.

The quick anchor, all-weather approved TeePlug is promoted exclusively by Hylec-APL, based in Wellingborough. The TeePlug looks like a conventional plug and socket but can be inserted through a bulkhead or pole outer skin, installed and clamped without access to the back of the connector.

Terry Spriggs, Product Marketing Manager for Hylec-APL, explains how the anchoring process works: “Having drilled the correct sized hole the panel mount component of the connector can be inserted directly though the hole. The attached protective closure cap is then tightened up; as this is done the inner thread pulls a collar of tapered fingers towards it, effectively creating a raised fixing collar behind the mounting surface. The action is much like a mechanical version of a pop-rivet, but with the additional benefit that it can also be removed and repositioned if necessary.

“Once the panel mount end is tightened in place the locking mechanism keeps it firmly mounted and the plug and socket terminals can then be wired as per normal and a simple and quick connection is made.”

The TeePlug can be used in a number of difficult areas including blind surfaces and applications with limited space. The quick anchoring reduces initial installation time and also allows for very quick maintenance work or replacement. A round section double gasket on the plug body ensures that the plug provides ingress protection of up to IP67 and a threaded locking nut guarantees safe locking between plug and socket.

The TeePlug is constructed from PA66 V2 UL94 polyamide and is available in two and three pole versions. A protective closure cap is included with a black silicone belt attached to the socket to ensure that the wiring is not compromised when disconnected. Hylec-APL provides free, impartial advice and product samples to help ensure the right connection is made every time.

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