Prysmian BICON MV Copper Cable Lugs (50-630mm²)

Product overview

Prysmian BICON MV Copper Cable Lugs (50-630mm²) is a range of Medium Voltage Copper Tube Terminals (Prefix BTHW_) for Indoor & Outdoor applications. Suitable for applications up to 36kV. Approvals: BS EN 61238 (2003) class A (including short circuit), BS 4579 Part 1

Prysmian BICON MV Copper Cable Lugs

  • These connectors are manufactured from thick wall high purity oxygen free copper tube which is subsequently tin-plated and water-blocked. The waterblock or waterproof seal, is provided by adding a small quantity of polyurethane resin to the base of the compression barrel.
  • The connector includes marking of Die set and catalogue numbers. The compression barrels have knurl markings to indicate crimp positions.
  • The terminals are suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, installation with circumferential die sets. The extended barrel and smooth compressions are particularly suitable for the application of protective sleeving.

General Information

The Range of BICON Copper Lugs for either stranded or flexible annealed conductors. Each terminal includes a sight hole for visual inspection of the conductor inserted. Installation of the Copper Tube Terminals can take place with indent or hexagonal compressions systems up to 400mm² on stranded conductor. Indent compression is necessary for above 400mm² or on flexible conductor. Each die set imprints the size of stranded conductor onto the connector. This happens to show that the correct tooling is in use.

The indent method has been in use for many years, with the ability to use on both flexible and stranded cables for underground joints and industrial applications. It consists of tooling, containing a nest and indentor die, which when compressed form the conductor strands into an almost solid mass that fuses with the wall of the terminal.

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for the hexagonal crimping system, based chiefly upon its simple design and the neat form of the finished crimp. The hexagonal method consists of tooling, containing two identical die halves, which compress the conductor strands with equal force from both sides, resulting in a six-sided profile.

A wide selection of single stud holes is provided in addition to specific two and four hole palm configurations. The range also includes terminals with blank palms for sizes 150mm² and above. Pin connections cover conductor sizes 10mm² – 35mm² and are installed with the same tooling as the equivalent terminal. The pins are square form with serrations to prevent sliding and twisting in the tunnel connection.

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