Hotlink Automatic Splice-installation Guide
Type HSA Wide Range Automatic Tension Splice For ACSR, AAAC and AAC Conductors.
A. Select the proper automatic ATS wide range splice for the job. Wire size and type are clearly marked on the splice. The ATS splice is recommended for use on the ACSR, AAAC and AAC conductors and is color-coded for the range of conductor size it accommodates.
B. Straighten conductor to remove any curvature.
C. Old Conductors should be cut back sufficiently to remove stretches, burned or annealed strands.
D. Cut conductor square so that all strands are even, in lay and free of burrs.
E. Measure the conductor for full insertion and mark with tape or other device which clearly indicates insertion distance (one half the length of the splice). See figure 1.
F. Wire brush the end section thoroughly with a bristle wire brush (Reference T&B Cat. No. WWB1). See Figure 1
G. ACSR conductor only: The portion of the ACSR stranding to be inserted into the automatic connector should be thoroughly cleaned with a good quality aluminum conductor cleaner. ( See caution 4, back page).
H. Although the ATS splice already contains inhibitor on the jaws and ID of the tube, it is recommended that a coat of non-gritted compound be applied to the conductor and the excess
wiped off. It is also recommended to wire brush the inhibitor coated conductor once again to assure all the oxides have been removed and inhibitor reaches between the strands.
A. Do not remove the plastic strand guide or internal pilot cup. These components confine and guide the conductor strands for easy insertion. See figure 2.
B. Insert conductor into splice with a smooth straight thrust through the jaws until conductor hits center stop. DO NOT TWIST. Do not push conductor partially in, pause and then continue. Insertion must be accomplished with one continuous thrust. Check markers for full insertion. If insertion is not complete, conductor will not be gripped and will pull out easily. See figure 3.
C. Before releasing blocks, apply a momentary “hand set” tension to assure proper jaw gripping. See figure 4. As tension is applied, the conductor will move 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch from the end of the splice due to the sliding action of the gripping jaws. This is normal. DO NOT TAP THE SPLICE TO SET JAWS.
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