Connector eases cable installation in crowded cabinets

The need for higher power loads led Florida Power & Light to seek new technologies from Thomas & Betts/Homac for connecting power cables in three-phase, pad-mounted transformers.

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The demand for higher power loads led Florida Power & Light (FPL) to seek new technologies for connecting power cables in three-phase, pad-mounted transformers. FPL was seeking an easier way to install connections on larger, less flexible cables in confined and crowded transformer cabinets.

FPL adopted a Thomas & Betts/Homac design to ease installations: the ZBK connector. The staggered “Z” configuration provides the equivalent of two back-to-back connectors in one. Its narrower design also reduces cabinet density. All set screws are tightened from one side, which increases the phase-to-phase and phase-to-cabinet clearance, contributing further to ease of installation.

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