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Tyco rolls RAPID LOCK bus bar connectors

Posted: 22 Nov 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:lug connections; black insulator caps 


Tyco Electronics has announced the release of RAPID LOCK, a size #4 single-pole, quick connect/disconnect replacement for lug connections, used in bus bar and backplane power distribution applications..

The cable mounted sockets have a right angle configuration, and feature an insulator cap that provides the retention mechanism on the pin. The pin contacts can be attached to a bus bar by screw or swage, and to a backplane by press fit and backup screw.

"By replacing power lugs secured with nuts and bolts, Tyco Electronics' RAPID LOCK connectors offer a secure, low loss interconnect mechanism freeing the power distribution system from the risk of loose connections, which can cause arching and, in certain cases, fire," comments Ben MacIntyre, director, Tyco Electronics' power interconnects in Europe. "A locking feature is provided on the pins for protection against accidental unlatching of the cable."

Service in the field also becomes easy and safe because there are no nuts or washers to work loose in the equipment. The RAPID LOCK connector is available with black insulator caps as standard, but colour caps are available to differentiate polarity.

Tyco Electronics' RAPID LOCK connectors incorporate CROWN BAND contact technology, which features multiple points of contact and high conductivity copper alloys. This provides a low loss stable connection with excellent mechanical and electrical performance. Ratings from 50amps up to 300amps are available depending on wire gauge and application.

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