How Do Wago Connectors Work?

By falyn_eaden on 05/04/2016

wago connector junction box with electrical wiring

holding wago connectorsThe Wago Connectors were designed to make the splicing process easier without needing tools. The Wago clamp technology makes for faster installation and eliminates maintenance. These all use clamps to terminate fine stranded and solid stranded conductors.

Once the wire is inserted into the connector the Wago clamp secures the conductor and encloses its insulation. This ensures that the conductor does not come into contact with any live parts increasing safety. 

The Wago connectors have four types of clamps:

cage clamp and cage clamp S

Cage Clamp and Cage Clamp S

The cage clamp can terminate copper conductors that are fine-stranded, stranded, or solid. Tools are not necessary to use this clamp because it only requires three simple steps. Open clamp, insert conductor, and then close the clamp.

Power Cage Clamp

Power Cage Clamp

The Power Cage Clamp can terminate copper conductors that are solid, fine-stranded, or stranded. You can operate this clamp with or without a tool. To operate this clamp with a tool you will need an Allen wrench. To open the clamp you will need to turn the wrench counter-clock wise. If you would prefer not to use a tool then you can simply press the latch, which will also cause the clamp to open. Once open, insert the conductor and close the clamp based on the manner in which you opened it.

Push Wire Clamp

Push Wire Clamp

The Push Wire Clamp is ideal for terminating solid copper conductors. This tool free clamp is easy to use and only requires you to push the conductor into the connector.

Implementing these clamps make for reusable connectors. Cut down on your installation time and cost by shopping for your Wago connectors at HomElectrical. 

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