How do I choose cable lugs?

How do I choose cable lugs?

Choosing the right cable lug also depends on the conductor class to be processed. As an example, the following cable lug types are available for cables according to DIN EN 60228: Class 1, 2, 5 and 6 conductors: compression cable lugs according to DIN 46235. Class 2 conductors: standard type tubular cable lugs.

What are the types of lugs?

Types of cable lugs

  • Ring-type lug. The connection part of a ring-type lug is completely closed in a circle shape.
  • Fork type lug. The connection part of a fork-type lug is in the shape of a half-moon.
  • Specific lug.
  • Insulated lug.
  • Uninsulated lug.

How many types of cable lugs are there?

According to the different installation methods and structural forms, equipment lugs are divided into two types: bolt type and compression type.

What is lug in cable?

Cable lugs are devices used for connecting cables to electrical appliances, other cables, surfaces, or mechanisms. The clamps that connect wires to an automotive battery are a common example of a cable lug, as are the ends of battery jumper cables.

Are cable lugs standard?

DIN Standard 46235 defines the application, dimensions and marking of cable lugs – this standard allows use of these lugs for compression of solid, stranded, fine stranded and finest stranded copper conductors and cables.

How do you measure lug size?

The dimensions in the figure are:

  1. Dh = hole diameter.
  2. Dp = pin diameter.
  3. R = edge distance (distance from center of hole to edge of lug in direction of applied load)
  4. r = radius of curvature of edge of lug (greater than or equal to R)
  5. a = distance from edge of hole to edge of lug = R − 0.5 D.
  6. w = width.

What are mechanical lugs?

A mechanical lug is a heavy-duty lug often used in electrical and construction applications. It’s designed to accommodate a wide range of connectors. Also referred to as “electrical lugs,” mechanical lugs are used for larger wires and cables. They’re often constructed from aluminium or copper.

What are lugs and plugs?

Lugs are heavy duty rings made from high grade electrolytic copper and are available in sizes ranging from #8AWG to 4/0AWG in a wide range of mounting holes. They have a tin plating that provides resistance against corrosion and the terminals are CSA and UL listed.

How many types of connectors are there?

Electrical connectors are classified into three types based on their termination ends: board-to-board connectors, cable/wire-to-cable/wire connectors, and cable/wire-to-board connectors. Six levels of interconnection are normally seen in electrical connectors.

What are cable lugs made of?

Mechanical lugs are connectors that are used to connect cables together, and they form an important part of a home electrical system. Mechanical lugs are normally made from one of two metals – copper or aluminum.

Where can I get a DLO cable connector or lug?

1X Technologies provides DLO Cable Lugs and Connectors for each size we sell. If you require a special connector or lug type we can manufacture that for you or source something specific from many of our supply chain partners such as Burndy, Panduit, 3M, Belden, and more!

What are the lugs and splices for diesel locomotive cable?

Long/Short Barrel Lugs and Splices for #4 (105/24) thru 1111MCM (2750/24) Diesel Locomotive Cable (DLO Cable) & class G, H, I, & K flexible cable. These DLO cable lugs are seamless, one piece, pure copper construction with tin plating assures maximum conductivity.

What type of lugs for stranded cable?

The major lug manufactures (for example ILSCO, BURNDY, T&B or Thomas & Betts) offer special lugs for fine stranded cable such as DLO Cable, welding cable, Type W, G & G-GC and SHD-GC cable as well as crimp sets for so consult your favorite lug suppler or electrical distributor for the proper connector.

What are flex lugs?

The major lug manufacturers offer special lugs for finely stranded cable, called flex lugs. These lugs are required for DLO cable, welding cable, Type W, G, G-GC and SHD-GC cable. Section 110.14 of the 2017 NEC requires that conductors more finely stranded than ASTM Class C be terminated in specially identified connectors.