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Compression lugs

The ABB 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.

Complete range for solid, homogenous connections
ABB offers a complete range of IEC & UL/CSA approved compression lugs in metric (Color-Keyed and Spec-Kon) and imperial American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes (Color-Keyed). All systems utilize compression tools with matching dies that form connector & wire to provide an optimum electrical bond between connector & conductor.

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The Color-Keyed system solution provides the best and most reliable connection.

Color Keyed® is a system solution designed to meet the most stringent UL & IEC Class A testing requirements. Our Color-Keyed® lugs are made of 99.9% pure, oxygen-free copper. The Color-Keyed® color coded crimping system assures the right die is used with the right lug resulting in an accurate, reliable crimp. Color-Keyed® dies are designed to produce a circumferential, hex- or diamond-shaped compression rather than a simple indent resulting in assured high conductivity, exceeding IEC 61238-1 and UL standards. Circumferential compression creates large area of high pressure contact between cable and connector which in turn results in low resistance and high pull-out values.

Color-Keyed (IEC metric) - available in:

  • Straight 1 hole / 2 hole : wire sizes from 10mm² - 400mm² with metric bolt hole from M5 to M24
  • 45°: Wire sizes from 10mm² - 240mm² with metric bolt hole from M6 to M16
  • 90°: Wire sizes from 10mm² - 240mm² with metric bolt hole from M6 to M16

(UL AWG) - technical Information
  • Copper tin platted AWG compression lug for power cables rated voltage up to 35kV with high-voltage insulation. From #8 Str. to 1000 kcmil
  • Specially designed for AWG stranded, flexible cable,welding cable and portable chord
  • Hole inspection to ease installation control
  • Chamfer barrel to assist installation work
  • Made of high-conductivity seamless copper tubing. Surface: tin plated
  • Certification: UL, CSA listed for AWG conductors

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New - Spec-Kon (IEC metric) - technical information

  • Copper tin plated metric compression lug for power cables for voltage rated up to 30kV. From 6 to 400 mm2
  • Specially designed to accommodate both stranded (class 2) and flexible (class 5) power cables according to IEC 60228
  • Hole inspection to ease installation control
  • Chamfer barrel to assist installation work
  • Comply to EN13600. Surface: tin plated
  • Certification • Comply to IEC 61238 - CE declaration

Tooling
Special hand and hydraulic head tools available for quick & reliable compression

Our offering

Spec-Kon lugs (IEC)

Color-Keyed (IEC and UL/AWG) connectors

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