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Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring Provides Secure Ground Path

rsz_reviewingThe patent-pending ground ring in the new Ocal® Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring from Thomas & Betts (T&B) provides a perfectly secure connection for a sustainable ground path to ensure personnel and equipment safety.

“If a fault occurs within the wiring in a conduit system, all that remains to continue a ground path from the power source to the load is the electrical bonding at the terminations,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director at T&B. “Until now, the only option to ground the connection at the conduit’s termination was to secure a ground lug to the connector’s gland nut with a stainless steel screw. In response to market demands for greater corrosion resistance and conductivity, T&B has redesigned the Ocal® Liquidtight Connector with an innovative grounding ring.”

The new grounding ring, which complies with UL® 467 for grounding and bonding, is made of naval-grade brass to ensure the highest possible corrosion resistance for a conductive material. It will accept copper conductors.

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The Ocal® Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring complies with NEC® 350.60 Grounding and Bonding: “Where used to connect equipment where flexibility is required, an equipment-grounding conductor shall be installed. Where required or installed, equipment-bonding jumpers shall be installed in accordance with 250.102.”

Nominal .040-inch (40-mil) PVC coating is bonded to the exterior and is available in gray, white, blue or custom colors. Pressure-sealing sleeves protect the connection. Ocal® products use only genuine T&B liquidtight fittings to ensure quality installations.

For more information about the Ocal® Liquidtight Connector with Grounding Ring from T&B, please visit www.tnb.com and look for Ocal ® on the “Brands” tab, or call (800) 238-5000.

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.

 

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