Can you afford the risk of installing copper tube terminals that have not been electrically tested to BS 61238-1:2003? This is the strong message from SWA, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of cable terminations, whose TQ range of copper tube terminals is approved to these regulatory standards. After many months of testing, the entire TQ range passed both electrical and mechanical performance standard convincingly and is now fully approved to BS 61238-1:2003.
SWA are market leaders when it comes to cable essentials: terminations, fixings, tools and fastenings. Their TQ range of uninsulated, copper tube terminals are manufactured from high-grade copper to BS EN 12499 and electro-tinned to BS 1872. SWA also offers installers a tool calibration service in order to meet BS 7609 – the code of practice for installation and inspection. The TQ range now fulfils regulatory requirements in electrical performance, traceability, physical size, copper content, tensile testing, wall thickness and crimping space.
News of the TQ range’s approval has been welcomed by the electrical industry and all concerned with compliance. The complete range has been independently certified by Dekra, from the largest terminal to the smallest (630mm2 – 10mm2). The testing lab’s rigorous regime put the TQ lugs through 200 cycles for the short-circuit tests and over a 1000 cycles for the heat tests.
Ask at your local branch for availability on the SWA TQ range.