What is a scotch lock connector?

What is a scotch lock connector?

Scotchlok connectors are designed to be crimped to a given height and lock into place. The moving parts are designed to move in a parallel- like movement. This can destroy the cap locking mechanism and can deform the IDC element inside of the connector.

Are scotch locks any good?

I consider scotch locks are ok if used correctly and in the right atmosphere. However most failures are due to water ingress and corrosion or attempting to use the connectors on the wrong gauge wire. Most IDC’s used in electronic are much closer quality controlled with conductor size being specific to a particular IDC.

What is a UR connector?

UR connectors allow branching or bridging applications. “U” contact clamps down on the wire, strips the insulation and grips conductors. The connector is filled with a corrosion-resistant sealant to protect the connection against air and moisture.

Who invented Scotch locks?

It’s made from cast iron and weighs almost 7 pounds. 1930: Richard Drew, a young 3M engineer, invents Scotch® Cellulose Tape.

Can you reuse Scotchlok connectors?

Once it is open pull the wire out of the metal piece carefully. After the wires are removed you can push the metal piece back to its original location and reuse the connector.

Can you remove a splice connector?

In most cases, connectors either hold the wire in with a small metal prong or they are crushed onto the wire. With a gentle tug, the wire usually pulls out of the connector. Make sure you cut as close to the connector as possible so you have enough wire to create a splice if necessary to reconnect the wire.

What does Wago stand for?


Acronym Definition
WAGO Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (Washington, DC)

Can you use Wago connectors in the US?

Thanks to their approval as independent equipment per EN 60998, WAGO’s lighting connectors can be used in nearly all household applications and similar building installations where a connection between solid and fine-stranded conductors is required.

What is a scotchlok Butt connector?

3M™ Scotchlok™ Butt Connector UP2 The Scotchlok UP2 connector is a dry, flame-retardant two-wire UL-Listed connector for use on paper, pulp or PIC cable where moisture resistance is not needed. UL recognized component. 3M™ Scotchlok™ Clearing Cap UCC

Why choose scotchlok tap connectors?

Scotchlok tap connectors also include factory-installed sealant to protect against corrosion and seal out moisture. They are also available in a dry version for central office and vault. Scotchlok tap connectors are fast to install, easy to work with and available in a wide range of common wire gauges.

How many conductors does the scotchlok Ur connector accept?

The Scotchlok UR connector accepts two or three solid copper conductors for butt splicing. The connector is filled with a sealant to provide moisture resistance. 3M™ Scotchlok™ Butt Connector UY

What is the difference between the scotchlok Ur and uy connectors?

The Scotchlok UR connector accepts two or three solid copper conductors for butt splicing. The connector is filled with a sealant to provide moisture resistance. The small size of the Scotchlok UY connector reduces the splicing bundle O.D. to a minimum. The connector’s two ports accept two solid copper conductors.