A quick and reliable way to ground equipment in applications such as lighting fixtures, HVAC equipment and signage, has been introduced by TE Connectivity (TE), the Ground Clip cable assembly. A grounded light fixture helps provide safety when a wiring circuit malfunctions by ensuring that the fixture will not carry electrical current that can harm an individual. TE’s Ground Clip assembly allows for fast and easy installation due to a design that virtually eliminates the need for fastening ground lead terminals with screws or bolts.
The clip area of the terminal is designed to suit a wide range of conditions as it attaches to both painted and bare panels ranging in thickness from 0.48-1.8mm (0.019-0.071"). The cable assembly also works with either aluminum or steel panels.
The grounding clip terminal comes with a pilot hole in the clip area that allows the option of permanent installation using a sheet metal screw. It accepts 0.75mm² (18 AWG) stranded wire and is available in stainless steel. The cable is readily available in fixed lengths or can be customised upon request.