DN Staff

July 8, 2002

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Quick-connect electrical tubing

Snap-fit locking fingers simplify replacement of rigid conduit with flexible electrical tubing.

This electrical connector makes electrical tubing connections a snap. Actually, make that "a snap and a twist." One end of the nylon connector sports locking fingers that create a snap fit with standardized openings in electrical chassis. And the flexible tubing simply twists onto a threaded ferrule at the connector's opposite end. Neither operation requires tools.

Developed for use in the housing of a Genie garage door opener-between the electric motor and wiring box-the connector helped the company replace rigid conduit with flexible electrical tubing that conforms to tight spaces without a pre-bending step.

In the half-inch size, the connector holds up to as much as 100 lbs of pull force. It's also available in .25-, 3/8-, and .75-inch sizes. Other than garage door openers, applications include HVAC systems, motorized equipment, enclosed power sources, and appliances.

Sueann Shockley, Heyco Products, 1800 Industrial Way North, Box 517, Toms River, NJ 08754; Tel: (732) 286-1800; Fax: (732) 244-8843; E-mail: [email protected] For more information, Enter 510

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