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Old 05-14-2018, 03:04 PM   #1
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We are working on a 2 meter stack and are trying to locate 2 Thomas and Betts 5th lugs, T&B item# 8855-1. Anyone know where I can find some? According to our distributor there aren't any in the United States.
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Check your part number. That's not a valid number on the tnb website search. There's a 8855 but it's not a 5th lug.
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I was under the impression that T&B dropped the whole meter socket line? If that's the case, the Milbank 5th jaw accessory is easily adaptable to pretty much anything. No real load on it anyhow. Just some 'lectronics in a demand meter, normally.
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[QUOTE=MikeFL;4997242]Check your part number. That's not a valid number on the tnb website search. There's a 8855 but it's not a 5th lug.

Thanks. I was wrong. The 8855-1 is on the meter base itself.
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[QUOTE=Aladdin1201;4997234]We are working on a 2 meter stack and are trying to locate 2 Thomas and Betts 5th lugs, T&B item# 8855-1. Anyone know where I can find some? According to our distributor there aren't any in the United States.

I was wrong about part number. 8855-1 is on the meter base itself, not on the lug. So I am looking for 5th lugs for that meter base. Would like to find some actual Thomas and Betts parts rather than modifying something.
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I looked pretty hard, and it looks like T&B is out of the meter socket business in the US, but they still have a Canadian catalog. All of their Canadian meter cans spec the C205 5th terminal accessory (assuming you need it at 9 o'clock). If you Google up a pic of the C205, see if that picture seems like it's the one that's supposed to be in the can you have your hands on. I suspect you could internet order a couple if they look like they'd work. Pricey little buggers. For the cost of a couple of these you could almost buy a new 2-gang can in a brand you more prefer.

https://static.guillevin.com/media/s...3857de68f7.pdf
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