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Old 04-03-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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does anyone know of similar covers for things like bolting lugs or ring terminals together for applications like motor terminals?
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Not specifically, but if you use a Polaris bug you can eliminate all the hassle.
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Not specifically, but if you use a Polaris bug you can eliminate all the hassle.

if i can use compression(or cadweld on critical circuits/in poor environments) over mechanical i will every time, i think a bolted compression connection is a more robust connection.

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I suspect the solder and tape guys were saying the same thing when wire nuts hit the scene.
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I suspect the solder and tape guys were saying the same thing when wire nuts hit the scene.
Wirenuts are killing the trade
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Do you mean something like these?
https://www.cesco.com/Thomas-Betts-T...Black/p1895444

Couple of wraps of 88 backwards before you put them on and you're good to go.. They make them in all sizes and up to 5k that I know of..
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we do get a lot more service work because of them though.
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Do you mean something like these?
https://www.cesco.com/Thomas-Betts-T...Black/p1895444

Couple of wraps of 88 backwards before you put them on and you're good to go.. They make them in all sizes and up to 5k that I know of..

exactly like that, thank you very much. do you like using them? might be better for vibration rubbing.

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exactly like that, thank you very much. do you like using them? might be better for vibration rubbing.
That's all I've used for years.. There have been a few to tape, but not many.. They make motor change outs a lot easier.. Lots of the places I worked, we did all the rotation changes in the field, so we did the black phase (center up here) up first 100%, then just 88'd the other 2 and slipped the boots on. Once the rotation was checked, they could be done 100% or switched if needed.

If you're worried about vibration, they 88 backwards can fill in the sharp edges of your crimp lug, nut, etc.. Sometimes a piece of rubber inside the peckerhead of the motor may let you sleep better too, but I've only done that on a couple that I can recall..

The ones for 5kv are a little different, but still they beat taping that's for sure..
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