AMPACT Wedge Pressure Technology Connectors
Our AMPACT utility connectors are engineered around the principle of “Wedge Pressure Technology.” For more than 60 years, this technology enables us to manufacture connectors with a lower life cycle cost for customers. Designed to help you overcome the physical and electrical limitations of traditional compression or bolted connectors, this product can maximize contact between the connector and conductor surfaces and resolve problems associated with oxidation of metallic surfaces. It can help you maintain a constant force within the connection for the life of the connector while compensating for thermal expansion or “creep”, with a simple, fool-proof method for connector installation.
Experience is Key
With TE Connectivity's and AMPACT’s vast experience in the electrical cable connection industry, you can count on our wedge connectors to be field tested and approved. A wide variety of connectors are available for any number of industrial applications and operational uses. We create connectors that you can depend on. Each of these connectors has been constructed of high-quality materials and designed to meet the electrical standards.
The second generation of our pioneered wedge pressure technology, AMPACT BAT combines its class technical strengths with the new bolt actuated element, replacing the requirement of a special powder tool, making it easier for customers to install our products using gloved or hot stick methods.
AMPACT Aluminum Tap
The proven AMPACT tap “C-spring” and wedge design provides a stored energy system that prevents connector degradation and achieves significant low resistance product over the “in service” life of the connector. As thermal cycling causes the conductors to expand and contract, the AMPACT tap spring member flexes and maintains constant contact pressure.
These connectors are designed for use on a larger conductor that is used on transmission lines. AMPACT EL connectors can be used in high voltage applications up to 230 kV. 500 kV lines will require a corona ring. AMPACT EL connectors can be used on solid and stranded aluminum, aluminum alloy and stranded aluminum composite conductors including AAC, AAAC, ACSR, ACAR, AW, ACSR/AW and ACSS. Below are conductor combinations already available. Contact your TE representatives for your individual needs.
AMPACT HHT High Temperature Tap
To provide wedge technology for use on ACSS overhead lines, operating at temperatures up to 250°C, TE has incorporated its new contact-aid compound into the AMPACT HTT (high temperature tap), expanding the connector family of products to provide increased reliability of connectors for ACSS applications.
• Easy to install with AMPACT tooling
• Heavy duty, tin plated copper bail
• No damage to conductors when removed
• Connects almost all solid, stranded or compressed conductor combinations
AMPACT EZ LOAD Tool
A precision designed, powder actuated tool that is robust yet lightweight, with a lock and load approach. This all in one design hinges on the power unit and is easily opened and closed to replace the cartridges.
AMPACT cartridges are lead free (PB) and can be disposed of in a trashcan. Cartridges are color-coded and designed specifically for use in the AMPACT EZ LOAD tools to install AMPACT taps. The cartridges are molded of weatherproof polyethylene and packed with propellant and primer. The color of the cartridge indicates the strength of the powder charge and corresponds to the color-code of tap sizes with which they are used.
Extensive Industrial Applications
TE Connectivity offers connectors that can be used for a huge range of industrial applications and operational purposes. The various designs and products have been extensively tested and approved to last for decades without failures. Connectors come in a variety of sizes, materials, and applicable designs.