Focus on Fittings
Used in conduit systems to allow for necessary turns and off-sets (similar to plumbing fittings), electrical fittings are a means of supporting and routing installed wires and cables for power and low-voltage electrical systems and also provide access to conductors to facilitate the pulling and housing of necessary connections.
Turn to page 94 of the April issue of tED to find what several manufacturers have to say about the market, and click through the slideshow here to see some of the newest fittings products on the market.
Focus on FittingsThomas & Betts Fitting’s nonmetallic expansion/deflection coupling provides a flexible connection of PVC conduit runs that resists moisture ingress & stress caused by movement at structural joints & safely accommodates axial or parallel deflection of up to 3/4˝ and angular deflection up to 30° from the relaxed position. It can be used indoors & outdoors & for direct burial & embedded in concrete.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Calbrite offers a line of stainless steel explosion-proof and hazardous location fittings. Explosion-proof products and sealoffs are used to prevent possible explosions from occurring through conduit systems and igniting outside atmospheres. All configurations are suitable for hazardous locations, available in 3/4˝ trade sizes, and manufactured in type 316 stainless steel. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Bridgeport Fittings’ Mighty-Rite steel split grounding bushings make pulling wire easier than ever as they can be installed before or after pulling wire and making connections. Their hinged design adjusts and aligns easier, even in tight spots. Adjustable lay-in lugs position conductors for easy alignment and access, while self-aligning latches provide a simple, one-handed install. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Eaton offers its V-Spring telescoping light pole, designed to increase safety & reduce labor costs associated with installing & maintaining lights. The controlled lowering pole features spring assistance to easily move the fixture up and down vertically from 5´ to 10´. The V-Spring system may prevent the need for workers to work at heights when a light needs to be cleaned or repaired. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450O-Z/Gedney has expanded its line of 4QS steel liquidtight fittings with trade sizes now ranging from 3⁄8˝ to 4˝ in body designs of straight, 45°, and 90°. They are available in insulated or noninsulated, and the sealing gasket and locknut are included with the connector, eliminating the need for separate purchases.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Anamet’s compact fittings—which are up to 20% smaller and 35% lighter than standard Sealtite fittings—complement its existing product offerings. The fittings feature nickel-plated brass construction that offers corrosion resistance, and they are well suited to harsh environments.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Appleton’s Liquidtight ST Series cable and conduit connectors are pre-assembled with integrated KO sealing rings. Highlights include a slim profile with a small turning radius, crimpable ferrules to secure mechanical grounding, and deep ferrule threads that prevents pullout. UL Listed for use in Class I, Div 2 hazardous & wet locations, the connectors are offered in sizes ranging from 3/8˝ to 5˝.originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMwidth 700height 450Tagged with tED