Line construction: Utility mechanical lay-in connectors offer easy assembly

Cable installation: Thomas & Betts Blackburn MLG25020 mechanical lay-in grounding connectors assemble easily without special tools.

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Line construction: Blackburn® MLG25020 mechanical lay-in connectors from Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, feature an innovative, swing-away design that allows for easy assembly without the need for special tools.

“We designed the Blackburn® MLG25020 mechanical lay-in grounding connector for easy assembly when extending existing ground grids,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director at T&B. “When the proper molds and shots aren’t available on the job site for exothermic installation, or the appropriate tools for compression installation aren’t available, the MLG25020 is a cost-effective alternative that saves time.”

The Blackburn® MLG25020 mechanical lay-in grounding connector will accommodate cables ranging from 250 MCM through 2/0 STR. Cables can be run in parallel or perpendicularly to each other. As it is a mechanical connector, it can be installed in any weather conditions. An anti-corrosive compound is applied at the factory.

Blackburn® MLG25020 mechanical lay-in grounding connectors comply with IEEE 837-2014 for substation applications and cULus 467, and are listed for direct burial (DB).

Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn.

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