Specialist supplier of electrical components and enclosures Hylec-APL is showcasing its latest products for professional electricians and contractors on Stand E112 at Elex at Event City in Manchester. Established and respected for its wide range of high-quality electrical components, Hylec-APL has invested significantly in product development in the last few years. This has resulted in many innovative new ranges for the professional installer that not only save valuable time on site but also offer superior specifications and better quality at a competitive price point.
On the Hylec stand, visitors can see and try out the UK’s first 100 per cent tool-less in-line junction box, Debox SL. Debox SL can be assembled in a few seconds and is supplied complete with a 16A, UL and VDE-approved, 4-pole screw-less push wire terminal block, Debox 2 SL joins flat or round profile cable and includes everything to save electricians on-site installation time and reduce costs. No tools are required: after inserting the cables and closing the included cable clamps, the lid is simply snapped shut and held with the supplied locking clip. This innovative cable junction box from Hylec-APL is IP20 protected, flame retardant to UL94V-0, and suits internal applications, including ring main lighting, LED lighting and power.
The deservedly popular range of TeeTube connectors from Hylec provide a completely water-tight seal to IP68 at up to 5 bar. In addition to being exceptionally hardwearing and robust, TeeTubes have a unique space-saving design – the terminal block with secure sealing forms part of the external housing and can be directly screwed to the connector’s entry points, so no secondary housing is required. The range is very comprehensive and includes straight through, T splitter and Y splitter models for 2 and 3 cable entry in a variety of sizes. There are also dual terminal versions available for easy fitting and looping of conductors (2+2 and 3+3 pole). Standard Series TTK20 TeeTubes have a diameter of 26.5mm for cables of between 5mm and 13 mm and suit 32A max current. For really tight spaces, there are Micro TeeTubes which are a mere 23mm in diameter, while larger cables between 8mm and 17mm diameter can be accommodated in the slightly larger 32mm diameter TTK25 Series.
Hylec’s ROTARY ISOLATOR range of isolation switch boxes provide fast electrical isolation for industrial machinery, commercial buildings, power supplies, security equipment and HVAC at the best price/performance ratio on the UK market. ISOLATOR AC (including 3-phase AC) and DC models are unusually IP67 rated, completely prevent dust and dirt ingress and provide protection from water up to a depth of 1m. The boxes come complete in 4 pole as standard and the larger enclosure allows for easier and more efficient cable management. In addition, ISOLATOR switch boxes are manufactured from completely flame retardant polycarbonate rated to UL94V-0, for an additional and often vital margin of safety over competitive products with a lower flame-resistance rating. Available in a wide range of specifications, they provide a compact, visible and extremely reliable solution in all commercial and industrial environments.