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Buchanan B-TAP® Wire Connectors Reduce Installation Time & Cost for Electric Utilities

SYCAMORE, IL, January 18, 2008 –

SYCAMORE, IL, JANUARY 18, 2008 – IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of quality tools, connectors and testing products for the professional electrician, has engineered its Buchanan® branded B-TAP® insulation-piercing tap wire connectors to provide added durability, ease-of-installation, and maximum value to electric utilities.

Requiring only two minutes to install using a standard box/socket wrench, the B-TAP connector eliminates the need for time-consuming split bolts and tapes. Its hardened copper teeth cleanly piece wire insulation to bite into conductors for a superior connection. Grease-filled boots protect the teeth from corrosion while also preventing dangerous electrical arcing. Long lasting weather-tight protection is further assured by the connector’s self-sealing grease-filled cap.

B-TAP connectors serve as invaluable timesaving solutions. Both the single- and double-bolt models have unique Turbo Spacers that hold the housing wide open during the install process, giving the electrician full access to speed connections. In addition, an exclusive "breakaway" torque nut is integrated into the connector that snaps off precisely when UL torque requirements are met, doing away with contractor guesswork. Moreover, the connectors are engineered to install on energized utility systems so that costly power shutdowns can be avoided.

Buchanan B-TAP connectors are 600V dual-rated for use with a wide range of wire gauges. Common utility applications for the B-TAP include:

  • Commercial/Industrial: tap to a meter or transformer to secondary main;
  • Residential: service connections, pole-to-pole connections and transformer pigtails;
  • Lighting: street light connections.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705. 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.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.

Tim Beed

©2008 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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