SureFit™ Automatic Splice Reduces Errors

Posted by Kimberly Thomas on Aug 30, 2018 9:37:00 AM

The SureFit automatic splice was designed to minimize partial insertion errors, the most common failure with automatic splices. On other splices, partial insertion may occur during installation when the conductor has not completely passed through the jaws, reaching the area of the center stop. 

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Topics: Connectors

How Transmission Kitting Keeps your Project on Track

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Aug 9, 2018 10:29:00 AM

In Alaska, the 115-kV Quartz Creek transmission line connects two hydroelectric dams on the Kenai Peninsula with the  ‘rail-belt’ — an area containing Alaska’s railroad, its most populous cities and about three-fourths of the state’s population. A fifteen mile section of that line was rebuilt last November, in an area where snow storms regularly drop feet of snow throughout the winter. 

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Topics: Connectors, Transmission

13 Tips for Installing Underground Separable Connectors

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jul 3, 2018 8:47:00 AM
  1. Ensure cutback dimensions are accurate and all cuts are square.
  2. Do not nick or cut the shield, insulation or conductor when preparing the cable. This can lead to over-heating and dielectric failure. 
  3. Terminate the metallic shield as close to the separable connector as possible. Do not expose more of the semi-con than is recommended.
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Topics: Connectors, Underground Separable Connectors, Cable Accessories

8 Tips for Bolted Connectors

Posted by Kimberly Thomas on Apr 16, 2018 3:50:00 PM

All bolted deadends are rated 40% of the conductor RBS. Bolted deadends can be used in slack span applications where line tension is less than 5% of RBS. 

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Topics: Connectors

10 Tips for Installing Distribution Connectors in the Icy Conditions

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Jan 5, 2018 11:24:00 AM

Each utility has a set of guidelines for weather conditions in their area which takes into consideration ice and wind loading. If distribution connectors are installed properly (per manufacturer instructions) then everything should work as designed.

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Topics: Connectors

Quick Ship your Substation Connectors

Posted by Hubbell Power Systems on Dec 13, 2017 4:26:06 PM

In the case of an emergency, natural disaster or major project, utilities can experience the need for a rushed shipment of product to get the power back on. If a utility does not have sufficient replacements in stock, they have to depend on a vendor to supply connectors quickly at a reasonable cost.

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Topics: Connectors