There are 2 sets of Alumiconn installation instructions. The first set of instructions are to be used if you have a torque screwdriver. This is the UL listed installation instructions seen below. The second set of instructions are to be used if you only have a regular screwdriver. This set of instructions isn’t part of the UL listing, but the manufacturer (King Innovation) stands firmly behind this installation method.
UL Listed Installation Instructions
IMPORTANT: Turn off power before installing or removing connector. Product to be used in accordance with local and national codes.
1) Strip conductors 5/16”.
2) Insert conductor into wire port, fully seating conductor into port.
3) Tighten set screws to the torque indicated below, based on conductor size and material as indicated.Do not over torque.
|Torque||Wire Size / Metal Type|
|10 inch-pounds||# 12 Solid Aluminum|
|15 inch-pounds||# 10 Solid Aluminum|
|15 inch-pounds||All Solid & Stranded Copper|
(NOTE: If you don’t have one, you can buy a torque screwdriver. Otherwise, you can install AlumiConn using the alternate torque method described in step 3A below).
4) Once all conductors are installed, close lid taking care to verify latch is securely fastened.
3A) Manufacturer-Approved Alternate Torque Method for Use on Solid Wire Only
Using a screwdriver, tighten set screw until it comes into contact with the solid conductor. Note location of screwdriver slot and continue tightening the set screw as indicated below. Note: This method is not associated with the UL listing.
|Number of Turns||Wire Size / Metal Type|
|1 Full Turn||# 12-10 Solid Aluminum|
|1/2 Turn||# 18-10 Solid Copper|
Example of Typical Application
Note: AL = Aluminum, CU = Copper. Also note that the ‘power out’ is optional and not always applicable, depending on how your wiring is set up.