Just five solid center stop connectors will accommodate a wide range of aluminum and copper conductors from #2 AWG compact stranded to 1000 kcmil concentric stranded Class B. The primary application of Aluminum ShearBolt connectors is for underground splices up to 35 kV.

ShearBolt connectors are ideally suited for aluminum to aluminum, aluminum to copper and copper to copper applications making them the universal connector solution. Please refer to test report matrix on back. The only tool required to install the connector is a standard ratchet wrench with the appropriate sized hexagonal sockets. The connector design incorporates shear head bolts, which ensures that the correct torque is applied to each bolt and consequently the optimal contact force is generated to minimize connection resistance. 

A holding tool is recommended to avoid core bending of conductors and can be ordered from TE (#IT-1000-019). The TE cordless impact wrench (#T25446-000) can also be used to install the connector. This convenient and quick tool has been tested and qualified to install ShearBolt connectors. The solid center stop (available on all sizes) inside the connector ensures proper conductor positioning and eliminates oil leakage when connecting oil impregnated conductors. 



  • Heavy-duty design made of high strength, tin-plated aluminum alloy
  • Compact and smooth body design
  • Dual rated for aluminum and copper conductors
  • Provides long service life under normal operating conditions with reserve capacity for emergency loading conditions
  • Compatible with Raychem heat-shrink and cold applied splices providing an engineered system with years of trouble-free performance


Please review product documents or contact us for the latest agency approval information.  

Product Type Features

  • Technology  Shear Bolt

  • Material  Aluminum

  • Underground Network Component Type  Straight Connector

Configuration Features

  • Number of Contact Bolts  4

  • Visual Inspection  Yes

Electrical Characteristics

  • Voltage Class (kV) ≤ 35, ≤ 36

Body Features

  • Conductor Material  Aluminum-Copper


  • Conductor Range (mm²) 120 – 300, 185 – 400, 25 – 95, 35 – 150, 95 – 240

  • Conductor Range (AWG/kcmil) 1000 (Compact) – 1000 (Concentric), 2 (Compact) – 2 (Concentric), 2 (Compact) – 3/0 (Concentric), 2 (Compact) – 350 (Concentric), 2 (Compact) – 4/0 (Concentric), 250 (Compact) – 350 (Concentric), 3/0 (Compact) – 500 (Concentric), 350 (Compact) – 500 (Concentric), 350 (Compact) – 750 (Concentric), 500 (Compact) – 750 (Concentric), 600 (Compact) – 1000 (Concentric), 600 (Compact) – 750 (Concentric)


  • Application Type  Underground Splicing

  • Free of Lead, Cadmium, Heavy Metals  Yes

  • Energized Installation  No

Industry Standards

  • CSA Certified  No, Yes

  • UL Listed  No, Yes

Product Availability

  • Product Availability  AMERICAS, ANZPAC, ASIA, China, EMEA


  • Conductor Gauge Type  AWG, Metric

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