Every year, Electrical Construction & Maintenance magazine hosts a competition for the top product of the year where readers can vote for the winner; voting ends on June 28th. This year there are 32 nominations with some familiar companies and products that make it difficult to choose only one Product of the Year.
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Splicing large wire has been a challenge since it was invented.
First there was the split bolt. This device requires you to strip the wire, scratch brush it, put anti oxide on it, tighten it with 2 wrenches, and wrap it with 2 rolls of rubber tape then 3 rolls of electrical tape. It looks awesome (NOT), and takes a lot of time and space in a box.
Then came the compression splice. Strip the wire, stick it in both ends of the splice, crimp it down and then heat shrink. Problem is, a lot of folks don’t own a crimper so they go old school with a hammer or a rock to smash it!
Now there is a quick and easy way to splice. The Burndy Unitap!
This is so cool!!! Strip the wire, insert into the Unitap and tighten down the set screws and you’re done. No tape, no heat shrink and it is a nice looking splice.