SpliceLine™ In-line Connector Optimal for Butt Splice Applications and Pre-Fab Operations

March 24, 2010
SpliceLine™ in-line wire connector is an innovative alternative to traditional butt splices that does not require time-consuming crimping, soldering or heat shrinking to create secure end-to-end connections. SpliceLine's two ports support a wide range of solid and stranded wires (12-20 AWG solid, 12-16 AWG stranded), allowing a single SpliceLine™ connector to cover the same wire range as three standard butt splice sizes. This results in reduced inventory needs for distributors and more space inside the electrician's tool bag.Further distinguishing itself from traditional butt splices, SpliceLine™'s quick push-in technology allows the contractor to make end-to-end connections up to 2X faster.  In addition, SpliceLine™ is precision-molded from a transparent polycarbonate that permits visual inspection of connections. Thanks to the shell's ultra-slim profile, multiple connectors can easily and simultaneously pass through the 1/2" knockouts found in most electrical boxes.According to Nolan Bello, Sr. Product Manager for IDEAL, SpliceLine™ connectors make excellent economic sense to pre-fabrication operations:  "In today's market, pre-fab shops must take advantage of every opportunity to maximize production speed. SpliceLine™ connectors install effortlessly on a wide range of wires with push-in ease. Plus, standardizing on SpliceLine™ will help pre-fab shops reduce design complexity, simplify purchasing and delivery logistics, and reduce overall costs."Another application for the SpliceLine™ is to lengthen wires that are physically short in tight spaces. Electricians are often confronted with an existing wire that has been cut too short by the previous contractor to safely install a receptacle, light switch or lighting fixture. Also, in historical homes, a wire may have deteriorated or broken with age, requiring replacement. In these situations where a standard WireNut® style connector is too large, a SpliceLine™ connector can be safely used to splice the wire and make it possible to install additional wire to the device.