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Aluminum to copper #215337
04/10/15 11:33 AM
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LuisF  Offline OP
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Best inexpensive connectors to pig tail aluminum to copper?

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Re: Aluminum to copper [Re: LuisF] #215339
04/10/15 12:40 PM
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I think there are only 3 for small conductors.

Ideal #65
King Alumicon
Copalum system.

None are really cheap.

In larger wire sizes, most lugs and breakers are dual rated but there are exceptions in equipment.


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Re: Aluminum to copper [Re: LuisF] #215340
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It's kind of like the "Highlander;" there's only one. No need to bother worrying about 'best' or 'inexpensive.'

Alumnicon, by King.

http://www.kinginnovation.com/category-pages/products/alumiconn.php

The purple wire nuts are not really suitable for long-term use. The Canadian products are not approved for use in the USA.

Keep in mind that many boxes -especially in trailers- do not have enough room in them for both the device and the connectors.

Also be warned that many aluminum wiring jobs use an undersized (#16) ground, one that is crimped where it enters the box. As a result, the ground will often break when you remove the device, and you have nothing left to connect a new pigtail to.


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