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AlumiConn

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Internet #202889892

Store SKU #531498

3-Port Al/Cu Wire Connectors (10-Pack)

$34.50 /package

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King Innovation's AlumiConn Aluminum to Copper Lug is approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UL, and numerous insurance companies as a safe method for aluminum wiring repair. Manufactured in Missouri, AlumiConn is a lug style connector with three separate ports to eliminate intermixing of conductors. It coats aluminum wires with a thin layer of silicone sealant to provide resistance from oxidation, and uses set screws to break up surface oxides and provide a secure mechanical connection. Avoid a complete re-wire by using AlumiConn, the most cost-effective aluminum wiring repair solution available.

  • Approved by the consumer product safety committee (CPSC), UL listed, approved by insurance companies
  • Most cost-effective solution for repairing aluminum wiring systems
  • Three ports allow conductors to remain separate, permitting the lug to run at a lower temperature and provide longer term reliability
  • Secure mechanical connection
  • Contains a layer of corrosion inhibitor that provides resistance from oxidation
  • Made in the USA

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Is the minimum gauge for AL really 12? Household wiring is 14 gauge. Does the connector support #14 AL wire?

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These are UL-listed for use only with #12 - #10 solid aluminum. I think you will find that any 15-amp circuits in your home wired with aluminum are #12, not 14AWG, as aluminum does not have quite the conductivity that copper has. The ports on these are rated for #18 - #10 solid or stranded copper. Be sure to torque these connectors properly.
Manufacturer's installation instructions can be found here Read More
These are UL-listed for use only with #12 - #10 solid aluminum. I think you will find that any 15-amp circuits in your home wired with aluminum are #12, not 14AWG, as aluminum does not have quite the conductivity that copper has. The ports on these are rated for #18 - #10 solid or stranded copper. Be sure to torque these connectors properly.
Manufacturer's installation instructions can be found here - http://www.kinginnovation.com/pics/db/docs/59-5010046AWAlumiConnREVM.pdf Read Less
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I think 12 is likely the maximum gauge so 14 and smaller gauge wire will work. I am currently using it with 18 gauge stranded wire in a 12-volt application - it completes the connection with no problem.
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Copper pigtails for these

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Any recommendations for a specific product to use as the copper pigtails for these connectors?
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I just bought a length of 12-2 with ground household wire and cut the lengths myself. Depending on the box type you have (how much room in the box and how many connections you will make) as well as the size of wire currently used in your home, 14-2 with ground may be better.
Also Ideal Model # 30-192P Internet # 202894282 Store SKU # 623638 Greenie Grounding Wire Connectors 92 Green (100 per Read More
I just bought a length of 12-2 with ground household wire and cut the lengths myself. Depending on the box type you have (how much room in the box and how many connections you will make) as well as the size of wire currently used in your home, 14-2 with ground may be better.
Also Ideal Model # 30-192P Internet # 202894282 Store SKU # 623638 Greenie Grounding Wire Connectors 92 Green (100 per Package) good for plastic or fiberglass boxes.
and or Ideal Model # 30-3392R Internet # 202894316 Store SKU # 631589 12 AWG Solid Pigtail with Screw - Green (50-Pack) may be helpful for metal junction/ switch boxes.
I also used a tork screw driver purchased at Amazon
Neiko® 10573B 1/4-Inch Drive Click Torque Screwdriver, 10-50 Inch-Pound | Includes 21 Bits
At the time I did my house they didn't have instructions without using a tork screwdriver. I believe they now include instructions without using the tork screwdriver.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 24 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The safe alternative Though the National Electrical Code permits Special wire nuts on aluminum wiring the Consumer Product Safety Commision says they should be considered temporary at best. The CPSC recommends Alumicons or Copalum connectors, and the Copalum requires a special crimper that can only be rented by electricians certified to install that product. These Alumicon connectors are easy to use and can fit in most boxes There are instruction for installing with a torque-limiting screwdriver or an ordinary flat blade screwdriver. I replaced most of my home's wiring with copper, but that I couldn't reach, I pigtailed with Alumicons. Now I sleep better. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very good the safest way to convert from aluminum to copper wire August 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Useful and practical wire connector I prefer using this product to connect wires rather than with wire nuts and tape. Wires are held securely by the screw terminals and very unlikely to come loose, unlike what can happen with wire nuts. This product is especially useful because of the often increased difficulty for me when connecting 3 wires with wire nuts. However they seem quite expensive at over $3 each. May 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Wire COnnectors This product is one of only a few listed al/cu connectors. It also does cu/cu, and al/al. I don't know why they have to be so rediculously expensive, but given the cost of an electrician, they are a small percentage of the total project cost. I'm a licensed electrician and have a couple clients with electric heat and aluminum building wiring. When the old connections fail, it's almost always because of poor workmanship, not the old connectors, but these are trying to legislate against incompetence. They reqauire a torque screwdriver for proper application, but have an alternate method of torquing that doesn't reqauire a calibrated screwdriver. Theypre quite bulky and make a single gang box very tight. I use the calibrated screwdriver. KUDOS to Home Depot for having these on line. The product is great, the cost rediculous. January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A less expensive option than rewiring the house I started with a small order of these and ended up with the 100 count bag. They worked and are one of the only options for pig tailing aluminum house wire to copper only switches and plugs. I purchased a home in which all switches and plugs had cu or copper only stamped on them. The aluminum house wire was connected to these. (Fire Hazard). After much investigation I found out that you should install copper pig tails because most commonly found switches and plugs are copper only. This product is approved for aluminum (AL) to Copper (CU) connections. The wire connectors have anti corrosion gel in them to prevent the aluminum wire from corroding. The only issue I encountered was that the screw terminals were a little soft, make sure you use the right size screwdriver. Also they recommend using a torque screwdriver. The larger bag had optional instructions if you didn't have a torque driver. January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Please give real dimensions in specifications The dimensions in the specification are rediculous. It wouldn't fit in a box if it was that big. January 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GOOD PRODUCT IS PERFECT FOR THE JOB, AS STATED. A SAFE METHOD OF ATTACHING ALUMINUM WIRE TO COPPER WIRE. December 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The only safe DIY option for aluminum wire remediation There are only two products approved by the Consumer Products Safety Commission for safe remediation of aluminum branch wiring, and I chose this product because Alumiconn is one of them. Alumiconn connectors are the only option that homeowners can install themselves. The product is easy to install and a little larger than a wire nut. I have installed many of these throughout my home, and have had no issues with them. You simply strip back the insulation 5/16", insert the wire into the connector and tighten the screw to the recommended torque. I also purchased a torque screwdriver to make sure that I installed them correctly. You will need a minimum of 2 connectors for each outlet, and a minimum of 3 for each switch. If you also need to put these on aluminum ground wires in the box or on 3-way switches, you may need as many as 4 or 5 in a box. Fitting 4 connectors in a box is difficult, but can be done by careful routing and packing of the wires. If there is not enough room, installing a larger remodeling box is not that difficult. One of the other reviews here said to use Ideal In-Sure connectors if you don't have enough room for Alumiconn. Ideal Industries clearly states that In-Sure connectors are not to be used with aluminum wire. Alumiconn connectors are the only safe option. Using In-Sure connectors may increase the chance of a house fire. December 9, 2015
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