Twister® Wire Connectors
Square Spring, Winged Connectors
IDEAL® Twister® Wire Connectors
The IDEAL® Twister® Wire Connectors are able to handle a wide array of sizes from 22 AWG to 8 AWG. These connectors are easy to use, secure fitting, provide maximum dielectric protection and meet UL and CSA rating requirements. The innovative swept-wing mold and ribbed grooves in the cap make it easy to hold on to and provide a sure grip. You can use these wire nuts with three #22 to three #8 AWG wire combinations. The deep skirting along the bottom of the wire nut provides dielectric protection and protects the user from flash-over.
SPRING TYPE: Square
TEMP RATING: Shell Rated To 105°C
What Are Wire Connectors For?
Wire nuts, also known as wire connectors or twist-on wire connectors, are electrical components used for joining or splicing electrical wires together. They are commonly used in electrical installations, repairs, and wiring connections in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The primary purposes of wire nuts include:
Electrical Connections: Wire nuts are used to securely join two or more electrical wires, creating a reliable and safe electrical connection. They ensure that electrical current can flow between the connected wires without any interruptions or risk of short circuits.
Wire Splicing: When extending or repairing electrical circuits, wire nuts are used to splice (connect) wires together, enabling the electrical system to continue functioning properly
Insulation: Wire nuts also serve as insulating devices, as they typically have a plastic or rubber casing that protects the exposed wire ends, preventing accidental contact with live wires and minimizing the risk of electric shocks.
Color Coded Identification: Wire nuts often come in various colors, each denoting a specific size and capacity for wire combinations. This color-coding makes it easier for electricians and DIY enthusiasts to match the right wire nut to the corresponding wire sizes and ensures a proper and secure connection.
Reusability: In some cases, wire nuts can be reused if needed, although it's generally recommended to use new ones for safety and reliability.