Insulation Piercing Connectors (IPCs) offers a quick, easy and dependable system of linking overhead low voltage main to services or other mains. Insulated piercing connectors offers a completely covered, water-resistant linkage.
They are a fresh group of connectors for low voltage supply networks. The connector’s works with insulated aluminum or copper conductors. Fully protected bolt offers a safe live line working. The main and the branch conductor protections are penetrated by a bolt action.
All the known kinds of conductors can be linked together, with the protected aluminum or copper. You do not need to remove cables to create the linking and shear head bolts make sure that the appropriate torque is achieved all the time.
There are three major classes of IPC, which covers the following:
- Linking INSULATED MAJORS to INSULATED MAJOR or INSULATED SERVICES
- Linking NORMAL MAJORS to INSULATED MAJORS or INSULATED SERVICES
- Linkage for protected link thick (CCT)
Advantages of utilizing the Piercing Linkages
Good Quality Linkage: The two shear-head bolt sees to it that a great quality linkage is made at the appropriate constriction torque without needing to utilize a torque wrench this removes the likelihood of hotspot, spoiled sires or loose linkage.
The IPC standards are a guide tool for the best design practices, manufacture, assembly, inspection of printed circuits or PCB (Printed Circuit Board), cables, connectors, welding supplies, tests and much more. When applying them help achieve high levels of quality.
All the incorporated materials must be new and of the best quality, free of defects and imperfections and of the specified classifications and grades where this indicates Materials that have not been specified in particular must be previously submitted for approval and must meet the requirements of the standards duly approved.
Materials of the connectors
The IPC connectors will be built with materials of the best quality, due Discard the use of alterable materials due to humidity, solar radiation, and other unfavorable environmental conditions, the connectors must be built with materials that support the electrical, mechanical and chemical conditions to which they will be submitted in its use. They must support the service conditions indicated.
Compatibility of IPC materials
The insulating materials and other polymeric materials used in the connectors must be an integral part of them, be compatible with the materials of the cables to be used, resistant to weathering and ultraviolet rays. Grease, gel, pastes, etc. may be used in the joints of the connectors. To facilitate the application of the connector and the penetration of the teeth in the insulation of the cables, since they are compatible with the other materials of the connector and with the cables to be used. The connectors must not cause division or mutilation of the threads that are part of the drivers to be used.
Electrical components of the IPC connectors:
To guarantee the permeability of the electrical connection, the contact blades They must be protected by a polymeric material or soft elastomer, with a design appropriate, and covered by grease, gel or another element, so that the set guarantees the electrical connection of the connector. Each connector must contain, both on the main and on the derivation side, two insulating joints of elastomer material, which must be self-adjusted to the insulation of the conductor during the connection, forming a watertight assembly. The connector will be of the type of fusible head, of easy installation and of dimensions compatible with the construction of the multiplex cable. The components will form a set of usable pieces with each other. All the connectors after installation must be electrically isolated in total and hermetically sealed. The respective connectors will be suitable for use outdoors for networks of air distribution.
Other features of IPC connectors:
The design of drilling connectors and caps and their construction materials must be such that the fire risks and consequently the damages in the facilities, be minimum.
The insulation drilling connectors and the caps will be installed in the networks of low voltage distribution, will connect cables destined for these levels of voltage permanently, and may be subject to surge events and overcurrents, as they may occur in any distribution system. This is to ensure that the voltage regulation can be handled by the connector itself.