Portable container provides convenience, availability of connectors
Wago introducted Jugo-Nuts, a portable container carrying job-site quantities of connectors designed to provide on-the-job convenience.
Wago Corporation’s new Jugo-Nuts provide electricians with a portable container carrying job-site quantities of Wall-Nuts, Lever-Nuts or Lumi-Nuts connectors. Jugo-Nuts, measuring 4 5/8’’ square by 6 3/4’’ high, are positioned between smaller contractor boxes and bulk carton quantities. The jugs feature a screw-top lid for on-the-job convenience in new construction, remodels, retrofits or specialty projects.
773 Series Wall-Nuts
No-twist, Push Wire Wall-Nuts allegedly reduce wiring times by up to 50% and minimize wrist strain, earning an OSHA recommendation. Jugo-Nuts quantities/model: 650 (2-wire), 400 (4-wire), 6-wire (250), 200 (3-wire #10).
222 Series Lever-Nuts
Lever-Nuts connect any type of copper conductor (12–28 AWG) with simple lever operation. Jugo-Nuts quantities/model: 350 (2-wire), 250 (3-wire) and 150 (5-wire).
873 Series Lumi-Nuts
Lumi-Nuts luminaire disconnects reportedly ensure safe ballast replacement. Units have a 20A current capacity and exclusive daisy-chain capabilities. Jugo-Nuts quantities/model: 200 (2-pole) and 100 (3-pole).
- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com
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