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Publication Date: 07/1/2008
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WAGO Intros Spring-Type Terminal System
Spring-type terminal block system.
Germantown, WI — The newest additions to WAGO Corporation's 285 Series (POWER CAGE CLAMP
), the 285-150 (2/0) and 285-135 (2 AWG) terminals, round out the only spring-type terminal block line that terminates conductors from 2 AWG to 4/0. The product's contact technology adds a twist to the company's Spring Pressure Connection Technology for fast, easy and maintenance-free connections.
The product accepts conductors up to 4/0 AWG, which are terminated with one turn of a hex wrench or with a screwdriver (2 AWG). According to the company, the two-conductor, feed-through block provides safe, secure connections for all conductor types up to 200A at 600V. All members have a side-entry design, making them suitable for connecting large conductors in space-restricted areas, such as switchgear cabinets. Termination is simple: one twist of a hex wrench (2/0 or 4/0) or screwdriver (2 AWG) activates the spring and clamp. Next, push the locking tab, freeing both hands for conductor manipulation. A simple rotation releases the latch, clamping the conductor in place.
To complement the side-entry design, a comb-style jumper is available to provide safe potential commoning. No tools are needed as the jumper snaps into place, saving wiring time (and associated costs) related to securing the screws in the bridge-style jumpers used by competitors. For easy troubleshooting, the device has a built-in test point and an optional test plug adapter for testing wired blocks. The space-saving power tap is also available for safe power distribution to additional loads.
The POWER CAGE CLAMP further ensures personnel safety with: a shock protector for unused conductor entries; highly visible test plug covers; and available WMB/WSB marking tags for convenient identification. UL approval is currently pending.
Contact: WAGO Corp., P.O. Box 1015, Germantown, WI 53022
800-346-7245 or 262-255-6333 fax: 262-255-3232 E-mail: email@example.com Web:
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