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Prysmian BICON Wedge Taps - Wedgtap Connectors

Product overview

Prysmian BICON Wedge Taps – Wedgtap Connectors for Nework Rail provide a successful and well-proven method of making tap connections onto both aluminium and copper overhead line conductors.

Manufactured from high conductivity materials the connector uses an inner wedge that is power driven between the main and tap conductors locking them into a ‘C’ shaped outer body.

A wiping action takes place during installation along the contact faces of the conductors effectively removing surface oxides and supplementing wire brushing. The contact grooves of the Wedgtap are lined with the Bicon® X1 inhibitor compound to enhance contact surface integrity.

 

FEATURES & BENEFITS

The WEDGTAP connectors incorporate many features:

  • Easily assembled onto conductor.
  • Provides visual indication of correct connector/conductor combination prior to installation.
  • Disconnectable.
  • Maintains full tensile value of conductors.
  • Range Taking.
  • Withstands high fault currents.
  • Can be installed ‘live line’.
  • Fully tested to BS3288 Pt1 & ESI 43-92 and meets the Accelerated lifetime Test Procedure (ECRC).

Materials:

  • Body – Heat treated aluminium extrusion.
  • Insert- Aluminium die-casting.

 

Prysmian Part No. PADS Cat. No.
WG4ALH 091/002270
WG2AMBR 091/002279
WG7AL 091/002272
WG9AL 091/002271

For Additional Information on Wedge Taps – Wedgtap Connectors Part Numbers mentioned see PDF File and Technical Data Table below.

 

Note: Technical Data subject to change without notice.

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Technical Data

WEDGE TAPS
Description Material Main Conductor Tap Conductor Weight (g) Prysmian Part No. PADS Cat. No.
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 19/4.22 mm AAC 10.5 mm Dia Rod 300 WG4ALH* 091/002270
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 19/4.22 mm AAC 7/3.95 mm AWAC 300 WG4ALH* 091/002270
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 21 mm Dia Rod 7/3.95 mm AWAC 300 WG4ALH* 091/002270
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 7/3.95 mm AWAC 10.5 mm Dia Rod 100 WG2AMBR 091/002279
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 7/3.95 mm AWAC 7/3.95 mm AWAC 100 WG2AMBR 091/002279
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 19/3.25 mm AAC 21 mm Dia Rod 300 WG7AL 091/002272
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 19/4.22 mm AAC 21 mm Dia Rod 300 WG9AL 091/002271
Aluminium Wedgetap Al 19/4.22 mm AAC 19/4.22 mm AAC 300 WG9AL 091/002271
* These connectors have individual Main and Tap position.
WEDGE TAP TOOLING
TOOLING CARTRIDGE/ BOOSTER
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MP200 WTY MPA1 WTOCY Yellow (WGCY) Green (WCGC) WG-AL types: Blue (WPBBN) Red (WPBRN)

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