Color-Keyed® Compression SystemDownload PDF
The Thomas & Betts method is better
The Thomas & Betts method of installing compression connectors on power cables is designed to provide a high degree of reliability in electrical wiring.
This method allows electrical workers to make installations with little effort and at a considerable savings in time. The benefit, of course, is a high-quality connection at a low installed cost.
Just four easy steps to a perfect connection!
Carefully strip the insulation on de-energized wires to avoid nicking or cutting conductors (wire brush if required).
Determine the proper Blackburn Connector for the cable size being used. Connectors are marked to show cable size and material.
Select the proper installing die and appropriate tool. Blackburn Connectors featuring the Color-Keyed system have colored bands or colored dots that correspond to color markings on the dies.
Connectors and dies also have a die code number marked or stamped on them. Dies have a code number engraved in the crimp surface.
Locate tool with correct die in proper position on connector and activate tool. When making multiple crimps, make the first crimp nearest the tongue and work towards the barrel end.
When properly crimped, the die code number will be embossed on the connector for easy inspection to determine if correct die and connector combination were used.