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Old 17-05-2013, 04:13   #1
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Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

I've read many of the crimp & power lug threads, but haven't come across any references to this.

I'm re-wiring and I'm using a lot of 4/0, 2/0, & 2 AWG wire (some Berkshire & some Ancor). I have a good crimp tool, and proper power lugs.

For some of the connections, it would be very useful if the cable could approach the post at a right angle, and attach with a lug whose post hole was at right angles to the cable entry.

For those of you finding my description a bit hard: it's for something like Blue Sea's remote battery switches like these:

ML-RBS Remote Battery Switch with Manual Control - 12V DC 500A - Blue Sea Systems

They attach to the wall, and the lug posts are parallel to the wall. I'd like to ring the wires up the wall from below, and a right angle lug would allow a very nice connection.

So, I have a couple of questions:

1) I'm using FTZ Heavy Duty lugs, but they don't seem to make right angle versions. Does anyone know a company that makes properly colour coded right angle heavy duty lugs?

2) Could I just bend a standard lug to do the job? I don't see why not, but does anyone have an actual reason why that might not be a good idea?

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Old 17-05-2013, 04:47   #2
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

I seem to recall seeing a right angle lug somewhere. I don't remember where, or if it was heavy duty.

I don't see much downside to bending it.
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

Thomas & Betts (T&B) makes them.
http://www.tnb-canada.com/en/catalog...df/c3/02en.pdf

And perhaps Panduit.
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

As Gord says they are made. Also try Quick Cable.. My local distributor often stocks them...
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

See here: Angle Lugs | Angle and Elbow Lugs | Battery Lugs & Boots | Categories
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

Check out Burndy for heavy compression flag terminals. Usually any terminals for wire size bigger than 10Ga. are non insulated.
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

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That site (electricalhub.com) has a lot of good stuff. Thanks Ziggy!
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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

Excellent,

Thanks for the links guys. I don't know why my google search didn't bring up any of these.

I think I'll get some of these rather than trying to bend my own.

The Electrical Hub ones look more like standard starter lugs than heavy duty from the photos, but the descriptions say they have 80% thicker walls and the spec at the bottom gives the colour coding as per heavy duty, so I guess they must be.

The elbow lugs look really cool also - I don't have a use for any of those, but I might have to create one just to use them.

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Re: Heavy Duty Power Lugs in right angle applications

I've seen broken lugs that people have bent. probably fine at first but they crack open along the bend over time.

the bss switches are a bit of a bitch. I normally just mount them to a wall and have a cable go directly out both sides using normal lugs. be so nice if the lugs were facing up like the smaller acrs.
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