The Thomas & Betts method of installing compression connectors on power cables is designed to provide a high degree of reliability in electrical wiring. The Thomas & Betts method of installing compression connectors on power cables is designed to provide a high degree of reliability in electrical wiring. This method allows electrical workers to make installations with little effort and at a considerable savings in time. The benefit, of course, is a high quality connection at a low installed cost.
The Color-Keyed® compression system ensures a proper crimp onto the conductor by matching the right connector to the right tool and die, using a color coding system that was developed and introduced to the industry by Thomas & Betts. When using the Color-Keyed compression system with our Blackburn® line of compression connectors, the installer can count on a reliable, high quality connection.
Stranded Wire Termination; The precision hardened steel dies used by the Color-Keyed system exert tremendous, controlled pressure on the connector and form the strands and connector into a solid mass. Verifiable and Inspectable: A die code embossed onto the Color-Keyed connector during compression makes it easy for inspectors to compare the finished crimp with the die table to verify correct termination. Shure-Stake® Crimp Mechanism: The Shure-Stake crimp mechanism eliminates guesswork and produces proper terminations every time