Compression lugs or splices are referred to as connections installed by compression the connector onto a strand of wire, which creates a cold weld. Most compression lugs are made from aluminum or copper with copper being most preferred. Manufacturers use a high-strength electrolytic copper that provides better electrical and mechanical performance, and each lug can take a wide range of wires, minimizing inventory requirements. Using quality materials allows electrical workers more ease with installation, which provides for huge time savings. Even better, the benefit is focused on a high-quality connection at a low installed cost. As for splices, there are various types based upon how the splice is installed. Most splices are made from a strong corrosion-resistant copper allow with wide wire-range-taking capabilities. Most lugs and splices are made to work with standard crimping tools. Graybar carries a huge assortment of lugs, splices, and taps for your connections.
Categories of Compression Lugs, Splices and Taps
2 Hole Hylug? Code Conductor Long Barrel Inspection Window
Mfr # YAZ6C2TC14
Hytap? C-Tap Connector, 300-500 kcmil main, 6 (sol) to 2/0 AWG(Str) tap, 3/4 in. Run.
Mfr # YGHC34C26
Standard Barrel Lug, Inspection Window, 2-Hole, Blue, 1.66 in., 6 AWG
Mfr # LCD6-14AF-L
Compression Butt Splice, Standard Barrel, Copper, 4/0 AWG, Purple
Mfr # SCS4/0-X