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Waterproof Breakaway Streetlight Wire Connector Installs Quickly, Prevents Electrical Shock

SYCAMORE, IL, August 16, 2006 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for the professional electrician, now offers the Buchanan® Streetlight Wire Connector Kit featuring superior waterproof protection along with the safety of a breakaway design to prevent de-energization of complete circuits and eliminate the potential danger of electrical shock.

The connector meets the needs of municipal lighting contractors for maximum economy, worker safety and high durability by providing:

  • Labor-saving design that takes five minutes or less to install in streetlight poles with transformer bases, standard bases and junction boxes, or lights mounted on utility poles.

  • Unique wire entry port that accommodates the widest range of insulation diameters, plus a special 2-in-1 one piece crimp barrel with the capacity to house the industry's broadest array of conductors.

  • Spring-loaded contacts designed to compensate for thermal expansion so the integrity of the waterproof connection is maintained.

Nuisance problems associated with the installation of poorly designed wire connectors are virtually eliminated with the Buchanan practical design. No special equipment is necessary – only a knife, wire stripper and crimping tool. There are also fewer parts than competitive models, simplifying installation and enhancing waterproof protection.

There are several breakaway in-line and y-tap kits for customers to choose, as well as a non-breakaway Y-splice kit.

For more information, contact Ideal Industries, Inc., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.


IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.


©2006 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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