Our ASBS Shear Bolt Connectors in aluminum are suited for use with aluminum and copper conductors from #2 AWG compact stranded to 1000 kcmil concentric stranded class B in underground applications up to 35 kV.
Our ASBS Shear Bolt Connectors are compatible with our Raychem Heat Shrink and Cold Applied Joints.
Our ASBS Shear Bolt Connectors and splice can be used with a wide range of aluminum and copper conductors from #2 AWG compact stranded to 1000 kcmil concentric stranded class B. The primary application of our shear bolt connectors is underground splices up to 35 kV. They are ideally suited for aluminum to aluminum, aluminum to copper and copper to copper applications making them the universal connector solution. Please refer to the test report matrix on the back of our datasheet. The only tool required to install the connector is a standard ratchet wrench with the appropriate sized hexagonal sockets.
The Shear Bolt Connector's design incorporates shear head bolts, which shear off when the needed 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 the core bending of conductors and can be ordered from TE (#IT-1000-019).
Our 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 Shear Bolt 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 our Raychem heat shrink and cold applied splices providing an engineered sysem with years of trouble-free performance
When installing the connector of a MV joint, make sure the conductor is entirely inserted in the connector: there is no space between cable insulation and connector. Otherwise, remove conductor from connector and cut to correct size.