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TAPLINK® Wedge Pad Tap Connectors


  • Benefits
  • No special installation tools required as compared to "Fired-on" wedge type connectors
  • Special "C" body provides consistent pressure through thermal cycling
  • Shearhead Bolt ensures consistent torque on every installation
  • Approved for use on ACSR, AAC and AAAC conductors
  • Tested to ANSI C119.4
  • Prefilled with inhibitor compound
  • Material
  • - Connector Pad Tap Body & Wedge—Aluminum Alloy
  • - Breakaway Bolt—Aluminum
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Product Description

The C-shaped body of AFL's Pad Tap connector includes a 2-hole or 4-hole NEMA pad that can be used to connect various NEMA devices to aluminum and copper conductors. The bolted wedge technology makes installations quicker, easier and safer when compared with traditional tap connectors by eliminating the need for specialized tooling for the same type of connection. Once the appropriate pressure is obtained by the wedge, the breakaway bolt will shear off giving a visual indication that a correct installation has been made.
The connector is rated for the full current of the conductors within its range. As the
conductors expand and contract under thermal cycling, the C-shaped body operates within
the elastic region of its mechanical properties, allowing the connection to maintain constant pressure, resulting in reliability of performance. This connector is reusable and can easily be removed by backing out the bolt, which will drive out the wedge.

The wedge tap connectors are comprised of high strength aluminum castings, a breakaway bolt, and a highly conductive aluminum interface, providing a secure, reliable solution with an installation that is both fast and simple.

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