Frequently Asked Questions
A : BURNDY engineers our Connectors, Tools, and Dies to all work together as part of the BURNDY Engineered System. This includes design, testing, and manufacturing of the Connectors, Tools, and Dies which allows us to warranty these connections and meet the requirements of standards such as UL, CSA, IEEE, ANSI, and others. Other companies may manufacture crimp tools certified for use with listed connectors, but we do not recommend this as we do not typically qualify other manufacturers’ tools with our connectors.
A : Yes, BURNDY offers a family of BGB and BTCG aluminum connectors as well as BGBL4SS that is suitable for use in grounding applications.
A : Yes, unless otherwise noted, the BURNDY UL Listed and CSA Certified connectors are marked and rated for Class C and B (concentric, compressed, or compact stranded) conductors.
A : Typically, Anything made out of copper is UL listed for copper conductors only. However, Burndy does offer a variety of aluminum connectors that are dual rated for both Copper and Aluminum.
A : The Burndy family of UNITAP™ connectors are tested and listed to UL486A-486B under category Wire Connectors and Soldering Lugs in which there are no specific vibration testing requirements. However if a specific testing standard is of interest for this line of connectors please reach out to our Technical Services department.