Functions and Application of Insulation Piercing Connector
Scope of IPC
The prime objective of the Insulation Piercing Connector (IPC) is to distribute the network. The installation of insulated piercing connectors has been combined with outstanding mechanical, electrical, and environmental properties to create a connector capable of terminating aluminium or copper stranded wires.
Insulation Piercing Connector is used for all AB cable systems (messenger wire and self-supporting systems) that accept a tap connection. This connection further distributes a line in street lighting and domestic utility connections. The design makes it possible to entirely seal the connection against water penetration, making it a waterproof connector.
These connectors form a semi-permanent metal-to-metal connection between the wire conductor and the insulation piercing connector. Several factors like contact type, connection method and tip design of connectors influence their performance and dependability.
Various types of IPC using standard EN 50483-4:2009:
Specifications of IPC using standard EN 50483-4:2009:
Applications of Insulation Piercing Connector
a) Insulated LV and HV lines with interconnectors provide promising insulation and robust strength for the terminal and adjacent ports.
b) To establish the connection between twisting LV network to service cables.
c) Street lights, tap off, distribution box charging, and jumper connections are the four principal applications for IPCs.
d) Also applicable in Low-voltage insulated household wire T connection; building power distribution system T connection; street lamp distribution system and ordinary cable field branch; underground power grid cable connection; line connections for lawn flower bed lighting.
Advantages of Insulation Piercing Connector
• They are securely fastened with the pole structure
• Connection is quite dependable
• Robust construction
• Durable and long-lasting
• No requirement for conductor insulation stripping
•Depending upon the size, they are used for the non-tension line having voltage levels up to 600 Volts
• No post-installation tape is required
• Useful for copper-to-copper, copper-to-aluminium, and aluminium-to-aluminium applications
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