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    Hylec-APL introduces quick to install three way weatherproof connectors

    UK volume electrical and electronic component supplier Hylec-APL is providing electrical installers and OEM’s with a smart new three way cable connection solution. The three way cable entry range provides IP68 ingress protection along with up to six pole connection and a choice between a ‘T’ or ‘Y’ shape design. The TEETUBE connector is suitable for most outdoor applications, such as outdoor lighting.

    Landscaping, lighting and signage applications are some of the toughest tests for electrical connectors. Often subjected to freezing temperatures, direct sunlight, heavy rain and even full submersion or buried underground, the connectors need to protect wiring year round with no requirement for maintenance or repair. The IP68 ingress protection rating gives installers confidence that both the T-Shape and Y-Shape TEETUBE’S are safe to be used in even the harshest of conditions.

    Hylec-APL is a leading UK supplier to the electrical trade and OEMs, offering an extensive range of electrical components. The three way TEETUBE forms a part of its weatherproof range which can be used in many external applications. Both the T-Shape and the Y-Shape models are designed with dome topped cable glands to provide fast and secure connections without the need for specialised tools.

    The 3 way cable entry TEETUBE design is incredibly efficient for applications where installers need to daisy chain connection from a single power source. Applications such as drive way lighting or road bollards can benefit from drastically reduced installation times as the loop connection is made in the base of the bollard and only one run of cable is taken to the lamp in the top of the unit. This can reduce the overall cost of a project and maximise profitability for the installer.

    Durability of products is something that Hylec-APL views as vital. Because of this high integrity TPE-V seals have been used to provide reliability and protection to the cable entry points. The seal created by the dome topped cable gland also offers a high degree of cable retention which will further protect the connection.

    The connectors come in a variety of different sizes, including the Mini-TEETUBE for compact applications. Both the T-shape and the Y-shape can accommodate round cables with diameters between 7mm and 17mm depending on the model. Units are also available which can accommodate a different cable size range on both ends and there are a number of accessories available including an oval seal for flat cables.

    The products are high quality, well finished units that are aesthetically pleasing and suitable for a wide range of applications including outdoor lighting, fans, pumps, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment and LV power distribution for commercial and domestic premises.