Quick Compress® Accessories

In the past, three separate compression accessory series were required to connect ACSR, AAC, AAAC and ACAR. To assist utilities and distributors in reducing inventory, AFL Conductor Accessories designed one series of compression accessories that can handle all four conductor types, the Quick Compress Product Line. Quick Compress handles these conductors while maintaining the same mechanical and electrical reliability as other AFL product lines.

There are two primary characteristics that make Quick Compress different from any other accessory line. First, it is made of a high strength aluminum alloy, which has a minimum tensile strength nearly twice that of other compression accessory systems. This means that for the same conductor size, smaller connectors can be used without any fear of sacrificing strength. Secondly, Quick Compress uses an aluminum ‘core grip’ to hold the steel core of ACSR. This eliminates the need to have a dead end steel compression barrel or a steel sleeve for full tension ACSR joints. By eliminating the steel, only one set of dies is required for installing Quick Compress Accessories.
 
All compression accessories are designed to operate at a temperature 15% to 25% cooler than the conductor. Standard compression accessories are designed for conductor operating temperatures up to 100ºC (212ºF). For applications exceeding 100ºC (212ºF) operating temperature, see the HiTemp® Compression Accessories Catalog.

 Quick Compress® Catalog

 ACSR Quick Reference

 AAC Quick Reference

 AAAC and ACAR Quick Reference

 Installation Instructions

 Reference Information

 


AFL's Quick Compress Accessories for conductor operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). To assist utilities and distributors in reducing inventory, AFL designed one series of compression accessories that can handle all four conductor types, the Quick Compress product line. Quick Compress handles these conductors while maintaining the same mechanical and electrical reliability as other AFL product lines.
AFL's Quick Compress Dead Ends for AAAC and ACAR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress Dead Ends are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
AFL Quick Compress Dead Ends for AAC Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress Dead Ends are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
AFL Quick Compress dead ends for ACSR conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress dead ends are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high-strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
The Quick Compress GWDE Series Dead Ends are designed for fast and easy installation of Alumoweld® and steel ground wire. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum of 95% of the ASTM-rated strength. The steel eye is pre-compressed and the dead end is pre-filled, eliminating installation steps.
AFL Quick Compress Joints for AAAC and ACAR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress CJ Series Joints are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high-strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
AFL's Quick Compress Joints for AAC Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress CJ Series Joints are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
AFL's Quick Compress Joints for ACSR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress CJ Series Joints are designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength.
The Quick Compress GWJ Series Joints are designed for fast and easy installation of Alumoweld® and steel ground wire. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites while maintaining a minimum 95% of the ASTM-rated strength. The compression joint is pre-filled, eliminating an installation step. Each compression joint has a center stop to ensure proper insertion of the conductor.
AFL's Quick Compress Jumper for AAAC and ACAR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress Jumper Connector is designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high-strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites. The jumper connector is pre-filled, eliminating an installation step.
AFL's Quick Compress Jumper for AAC Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress Jumper Connector is designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites. The jumper connector is pre-filled, eliminating an installation step.
AFL's Quick Compress Jumper for ACSR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The Quick Compress Jumper Connector is designed for fast and easy installation. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites. The jumper connector is pre-filled, eliminating an installation step.
AFL's Quick Compress Repair Sleeve for AAAC and ACAR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F).
AFL's Quick Compress Repair Sleeve for AAC Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F).
AFL's Quick Compress Repair Sleeve for ACSR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F).
The TTOC Series Open Run Tee Connector is a permanent drop specifically designed for AAAC and ACAR conductors. The end tapers of all compression accessories are supplied with a high-voltage finish for die size sections 12CD and above.
The TTOC Series Open Run Tee Connector is a permanent drop specifically designed for AAC conductors. The end tapers of all compression accessories are supplied with a high-voltage finish for die size sections 12CD and above.
The TTOC Series Open Run Tee Connector is a permanent drop specifically desgined for ACSR, AAC, AAAC and ACAR conductors. The end tapers of all compression accessories are supplied with a high voltage finish for die size sections 12CD and above.
AFL's Quick Compress Tee Tap for AAAC and ACAR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The TTOP Series Open Run Tee Tap is a permanent or temporary drop. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites.
AFL's Quick Compress Tee Tap for AAC Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The TTOP Series Open Run Tee Tap is a permanent or temporary drop. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites.
AFL's Quick Compress Tee Tap for ACSR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F). The TTOP Series Open Run Tee Tap is a permanent or temporary drop. By using a high strength alloy, the compression length has been shortened for less compression bites.
AFL Quick Compress Terminal for AAAC and ACAR Conductors use a high-strength alloy. All series connectors are designed for limited tension use, maintaining a minimum of 40% of the ASTM-rated strength of the conductor.
Quick Compress Terminal for AAC Conductors
AFL's Quick Compress Terminal for ACSR Conductors operate at temperatures up 100°C (212°F).