A: Hi, to our knowledge there is no special rating needed for a connector to work with GFCI outlets though it should be noted that our product is CPSC approved. The AlumiConn should work just fine for your application. Hope this helps!
A: That silver wire you see on the light fixture is not aluminum wiring. It is tinned copper wire. You should call an electrician to do the work correctly.
A: What you are seeing and mistakenly calling aluminum wire is not aluminum at all, but tinned stranded copper wiring. Just use the appropriately sized wire nut.
A: That isn't aluminum. It is just copper wire that has been tinned (it is pre prepared for soldering) You can use a wire nut with that. You do not need any special connectors.
A: if your asking "4 guage" I do NOT think it will fit...……..NOT
A: No, your only option there is copalum crimping from a certified electrician ($$$$$). However, I will say you may not need to worry about that thickness of wire if fear of fire is your concern. If the aluminum is stranded #4 it's generally thought of as safe for use in home. In fact many new homes are still build with low gauge stranded aluminum for dryer and stove hookups. It's the 10-12 gauge solid wires that are super dangerous in homes.
A: If you're working with #4 wire, it's probably in a junction box. There should be plenty of aluminum rated buses
A: No not from AlumiCon, only 10-12 solid AL & 10-18 solid and stranded CU
A: This connector will accept a maximum conductor size of 10 AWG.
A: Sure there is a connector, but not an AlumiConn connector. The quickest and easiest connector would be a Polaris connector which is completely pre-insulated. ILSCO makes a similar and slightly less expensive version of the Polaris connector. The more old school and less expensive connector would be a tin plated split bolt connector with a separator. The split bolt would require insulating with rubber tape and electrical tape to make a finished splice.
A: no, there is no alu to copper
A: The NEC doesn’t specify anything about dealing with existing aluminum wiring, only new installations which wouldn’t cover aluminum. However the UL and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission list the AlumiConn connectors as one of three methods for permanent repair, when installed according to their approved method. Page 3 on this link https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/516.pdf
A: Not sure, but they seams like the best and safest way to go
A: Yes, these devices are compliant with NEC code - probably the best and easiest way to comply.
A: Keith- The AlumiConn Al/Cu wire connectors are compliant with the NEC code. If you have any questions about your install, please feel free to contact us toll free at 800-633-0232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Although these connectors are compliant with the NEC, the NEC doesn't address aluminum to copper branch circuit wiring connectors. This is the only connector manufactured that is approved by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. This connector has also been tested and listed by UL.
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