5 Steps to Assemble Aluminum Terminal Lugs

Best Aluminum Terminal Lugs

Usage of the aluminum cable provides excellent benefits in comparison with the usage of copper cables. For instance, aluminum is inexpensive as well as less is weight. Aluminum always adhered to working conditions prescribed by almost every legislation. Apart from aluminum cables advantages, the criteria for installation used by copper lugs manufacturers are different in comparison with copper cable:

Assembling the Aluminum Cable

IN this article, you will find how to assemble an entire cable installation. Installing plus maintaining the correct connections is essential. To run on low resistance leads towards the decrease in temperature, even more, significant than copper conductors. Each conductor class needs special attention.

Anyhow, here are the steps:

Step 1: Proper Tools for Assembling the Cable

Use proper stripping equipment to avert damage to individual conductor wires while stripping. Smoothly remove the separator tape and sheath over the whole conductor’s length.

Step 2: Removing the Oxide

When aluminum and copper are exposed to air, it is shielded with an oxide layer. This layer on aluminum contains a thick outer layer and fixes firmly to the aluminum. On the other side, the oxide layer over copper is relatively conductive and soft. Because of high resistance, we strip the oxide layer according to the confidential regulations.

Step 3: Application of Oxide Breaker

After removing the film out of aluminum, immediately apply the special paste. The paste is called oxide breaker and saves the creation of an insulating aluminum oxide coating; present on the conductor as well as cable or terminal lugs surfaces. This decreases the contact resistance.

This step is an important one in the process of assembling the aluminum cables.

Step 4: Crumple the Bimetallic Cable Lug

At first, place the bimetallic cable lug’s crimp barrel over the stripped end of the conductor. Always ensure that all the conductor’s wires are within the crimp barrel. For ensuring the optimal electrical and mechanical contact of the barrel concerning cable lug is compressed physically along the conductor.

Step 5: Apply the Heat Shrink Sleeve

When the bimetallic terminal lugs have been crimped on the conductor, a heat shrink sleeve must be applied. The purpose of the application of the sleeve is there to save the moisture or dirt’s ingress at the hub between the insulation’s end and the cable lug’s back. The sleeve contains glue that melts and produces a seal during the heat.

Wrap Up

These are the steps which are usually used by copper lugs manufacturers to assemble aluminum cable. However, the steps can vary or change from one supplier to another.

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