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WAGO Introduces the Industries First Push-wire Connector for AWG #10

February 032005
WAGO Introduces the Industries First Push-wire Connector for AWG #10
Germantown, WI, February 2005 - WAGO Corporation once again leads the industry in announcing the expansion of their WALL-NUTS(tm) 773 Series of push wire connectors with the addition of the AWG #10, 3-conductor, item number 773-173. This new push wire connector was designed to meet the increasing demand by electrical contractors and consumers for a cost-effective, highly dependable AWG #10 push-wire connector that offers a safer, more flexible alternative to traditional twist wire connectors.

"WAGO WALL-NUTS(tm) were the first in the industry to feature a push wire connector for both solid and stranded wire that incorporated not only product safety features, but were also ergonomically friendly for the installer" explained Jim Bachle, Electrical Product Manager for WAGO. ""We were very pleased to learn that we were the only manufacturer of push-wire connectors to have our WALL-NUTS(tm) included in a grouping of premiere products recognized by the OSHA Ergonomics eTool: Solutions for Electrical Contractors, OSHA WAGO WALL-NUTS (scroll down website page) as "useful to help electricians reduce discomfort and possible injuries.""

The 773 Series of WAGO WALL-NUTS(tm) provide numerous benefits over traditional twist wire connectors. Wiring time is reduced by up to 50% because no twisting and taping is required--the technician simply strips the wire, inserts the conductor and you're finished. The transparent housing allows for visual confirmation of the connection, ensuring greater reliability and reduction in expensive trouble shooting and warranty work. In addition, each connector has a test port for easy testing without re-insertion, are touch-proof and rated to 105oC.

With the addition of the AWG #10 connector, the WAGO WALL-NUTS(tm) are now available in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 point connectors and can handle the following wire sizes: AWG 10 to 18 Solid Copper, 10 to 16 Stranded Copper, 10 to 22 Tinned Stranded Copper. A unique 4-point version, Part Number 773-124, is available with a special point for an AWG #18 stranded copper wire. This feature simplifies the connection of incandescent light fixtures, dimmer switches, ceiling fans and other accessories to branch and main circuits. WAGO WALL-NUTS(tm) carry the UL and CSA labels, with a 600 volt rating for building installation wiring and 1000 volt rating for lighting fixtures and signs.

WAGO is the worldwide leader and innovator in spring pressure connection technology designed to eliminate loose wires as a result of vibration and temperature cycling, as well as provide a highly reliable, corrosion resistant, and maintenance-free connection. Our complete line of spring pressure connection products include DIN rail mount terminal blocks, chassis mount terminal blocks, PCB mount terminal blocks, relays, signal conditioners, power supplies, surge suppressors, the WAGO I/O SYSTEM and more.

For more information contact WAGO at 1-800-DIN-RAIL, [email protected], or www.wago.com.
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