A faster, innovative alternative to insulated butt splices
25 April 2012
Ideal Industries launches its new SpliceLine in-line wire connector, an innovative alternative to traditional butt splices that does not require time-consuming crimping, soldering or heat shrinking to create secure end-to-end connections. Read more...
Utilising patented push-in technology, the unique design provides a ‘Maintenance Free’ connection that is 3X faster to install than traditional crimped butt splices.
In addition, SpliceLine is precision-moulded from transparent polycarbonate that permits visual inspection of connections.
There is also a check port for continuity testing. Thanks to the shell's ultra-slim profile, multiple connectors can easily and simultaneously pass through the 20mm knockouts found in most electrical back boxes.
According to Tony Kumeta, General Manager at IDEAL, SpliceLine connectors make joining wires faster and much simpler: "Electricians are often confronted with an existing wire that has been cut too short by the previous contractor to safely install a socket, light switch or lighting fixture. In these situations it is often very difficult if not impossible to use a crimp tool due to space restrictions.
With SpliceLine however, the short wire is simply pushed into one end of the connector with the extra length of wire being pushed into the other open end. It now takes less than 10 seconds to join two wires together.”
The 32 A/450 V rating, small size and tool-free application makes SpliceLine the obvious solution for connecting wires in a broad range of applications, including prefabricated wiring, lighting and ring main circuits. The 2-port model accepts up to 4.0mm² solid conductors, allowing one connector to do the job of multiple butt splices.
Manufactured by IDEAL in the USA, SpliceLine connectors are tested to EN 60998 safety standards making them fully compliant with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008).
They are available in the UK through electrical wholesalers in quantities of 10, 100 or 300 connectors.
IDEAL develops and manufactures a wide range of products for the electrical and data communications industries.
For further information about IDEAL’s range of products, please telephone: 01925 444446 or visit: www.idealindustries.co.uk.
Ideal Industries Electrical Division
Unit 3 Europa Boulevard
For further information, please contact Kathrine Jensen on: +44 (0)1925 412934, fax: +44 (0)1925 445501 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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