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Everything You Need To Know About Wire Piercing Connector

Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-04-14      Origin: Site

Wire Piercing Connectors are used in all AB cable systems that accept a tap connection (messenger wire and self-supporting systems). This connection is also used for street lighting and domestic utility connections. The design makes the waterproof connector possible, completely sealing the connection against water ingress.


These connectors offer a semi-permanent metal-to-metal connection between the wire conductor and the insulation piercing connector. Contact type, connecting method, and tip design are all aspects that influence connector performance and dependability.


Application of wire piercing connector

1. Insulated LV and HV lines with interconnectors give the terminal and neighboring ports good insulation and strength.

2. Connect the twisted LV network to the service wires.

3. Street lights, tap off, distribution box charging, and jumper connections are the four principal applications for IPCs.

4. T connections for low-voltage insulated household wires; T connections for building power distribution systems; T connections for street lamp distribution systems and ordinary cable field branches; T connections for underground power grid cable; T connections for lawn flower bed lighting lines.


Types of wire piercing connector

How a connector is connected has a significant impact on its performance and reliability. The contact interface must be held in place with sufficient force to provide a firm and stable connection for electrical testing. Two popular connection techniques that fit different applications are a thumbscrew lock and a spring-loaded device pressed by hand force. Some folks will combine two methods to boost connection pressure and security.


Use the correct insulation-piercing connector to establish firm and durable connections for the wire diameter you’re piercing. For the needle(s) to puncture the wire’s center for a stable connection, wires must be seated in the needle tip’s center. Using a large needle or needle cluster to pierce a tiny diameter wire can be difficult, resulting in a weak connection or wire breaking. A connector tip that is too small for a larger diameter wire may not make proper contact.


How many Needles are there in a wire piercing connector? 

Insulation-piercing contacts might have a single needle or many needles. A bed of nails, also known as needle clusters or nail bunches, is a collection of multiple needles with varying needle numbers. The amount of needles supplied is completely determined by the requirements. E-Z-Hook now offers piercing options with needles ranging from one to 42. Because a single needle might easily miss the interior wire conductor on thinner gauge cables, needle clusters are recommended, making a positive connection more reliable.


Wire piercing connectors are required for vehicle diagnostics, telecommunications, security alarms, and decoders. Many different types of purpose-built connectors use various contact types, sizes, connection types, and tip designs to aid with wire arrangement. Use a “work backward” strategy to determine which wires you’ll be testing while selecting your application's correct insulation piercing connector.