Correct lug for flexible conductors


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What is the correct lug for use on flexible conductors?

Flexible conductors have a larger diameter compared to a nominal stranded conductor of the same nominal cross-sectional area.

Since the diameter of the flexible conductor is larger, it is difficult to insert into the barrel of a lug of the same cross-sectional area.

One method of terminating is by using the next largest lug size and crimping with a half hex and flat dye. Alternatively, a special lug suited to flexible conductors can be sought.

Further information on crimping techniques can be obtained from lug manufacturers.