The new connectors, which accommodate any combination of solid and stranded wires between 24 and 14 AWG (0.2 – 4.00 mm²), feature an operating lever that allows releasable and reworkable wire termination. The transparent housings enable users to visually confirm the proper wire strip length and insertion for good electrical installation. With the built-in test slot, the installers can conveniently conduct the electrical test while keeping the wires terminated.
“Flex Grip wire connectors, with their quick and easy implementation, provide an interesting alternative to traditional terminals and splices, especially within lighting, HVAC, and home automation, as well as among electrical installers and increased efficiency for engineers,” says Prachi Vyas, product manager.
The new connectors conform to the UL 486C safety standard for splicing wire connectors. They have a current rating of 16 A and a voltage rating of 600 V 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 stretches up to 85 degrees Celsius.