Flex Grip wire connectors speed up wire termination
TE Connectivity (TE) has launched Flex Grip wire connectors for fast, flexible and easy wire termination. The connectors accommodate solid and stranded wires between 24 and 14 AWG (0.2 to 4.00mm²), feature an operating lever that allows releasable and reworkable wire termination. The transparent housings allow users to visually confirm the proper wire strip length and insertion for good electrical installation. With the built-in test slot, the installers conveniently conduct the electrical test while keeping the wires terminated.
The tool-less termination Flex Grip wire connectors are quick and easy to implement, says TE, and offer an alternative to traditional terminals and splices, especially within lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioing (HVAC), and home automation, and increase efficiency for engineers.
The connectors conform to the UL 486C safety standard for splicing wire connectors. They have a current rating of 16A and a voltage rating of 600V AC/DC. Housings are in a combination of a clear polycarbonate with a UL94 V-2 flammability rating and a UL94 V-0 polyamide. Contacts are in brass with a stainless-steel spring. Operating temperature range is up to 85 degrees C.
TE Connectivity is a $13billion company that has provided connectivity and sensor products for more than 75 years. It products are used in the harshest environments, advancing transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and uses in the home. TE has 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries.
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