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440TB

INTERFACE C
TEE CONNECTOR

Application Technical characteristics Up to 42 kV


Separable tee shape !"#$%"&$'()"(*+,-(&'.%"/012" 630 A (1250 A)
connector (bolted type) jacket provides a total safe to
designed to connect polymeric touch screen which ensures 6/10 (12) kV
insulated cable to equipment safety for personnel. 6.35/11 (12) kV
(transformers, switchgear, !"/3($"4%536378%"(*++%(&*6"'4" 8.7/15 (17.5) kV
motors, ...). tested for AC withstand and 12/20 (24) kV
Also connects cable to cable partial discharge prior to 12.7/22 (24) kV
when using the appropriate leaving the factory. 18/30 (36) kV
mating parts. 19/33 (36) kV
20.8/36 (42) kV

Design 255 mm
Separable connector 220 mm
comprising:
1. Conductive EPDM insert.
2. Conductive EPDM jacket.
3. Insulating EPDM layer
moulded between the insert
and the jacket.
4. Type C - 630 A interface
4 9
as described by CENELEC
EN 50180 and 50181.
5. Conductor connector. 5 6 8
6. Basic insulating plug (with
VD point). 1
7. Cable reducer.
8. Conductive rubber cap. 2
9. Clamping screw.
10. Earthing lead. 355 mm 3

The screen break design


enables cable outer sheath
testing without removing or 10
dismantling the connector.

Specifications and
standards
The 440TB separable connector 7
meets the requirements of
CENELEC HD 629.1.

Separable Voltage Current Current


Conductor sizes (mm2)
connector Um Ir Ir (A)
When installed on an
type (kV) (A) appropriate equipment bushing min max
440TB/G 12 630 1250 185 630
K440TB/G 24 630 1250 185 630
08/2011

M440TB/G 36 630 1250 185 630


P440TB/G 42 630 1250 185 630

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Kit contents
The complete (K)(M)(P)440TB/G The kit also comprises silicone grease, field
tee connector kit comprises the control mastic, installation instructions and
crimp chart.
following components:

Conductor
contact TMBC-X
(K)(M)(P)440TB/G-W-X
connector kit

Basic insulating
Clamping plug
Connector housing screw Conductor (K)(M)(P)400BIPA Cable reducer
(K)(M)(P)440BT/G 430TCS contact TBC-X + rubber cap 611CA-W

Ordering instructions Table W


To order the tee connector,
select the ordering part number Ordering Dia. over core insulation (mm)
which gives you the best part number min max
centring of your core insula- 440TB/G-22-X 23.5 31.0
tion diameter and substitute X 440TB/G-27-X 28.5 37.5
using table X, according to your 440TB/G-32-X 34.0 42.5
conductor size and type. 440TB/G-37-X 39.0 48.5
Add a 'K' for use up to 24 kV, 440TB/G-43-X 45.5 56.0
add an 'M' for use up to 36 kV,
Table X
add a 'P' for use up to 42 kV.
Aluminium and copper Copper
Conduc- Aluminium conductor
Example: conductor conductor
tor sizes
The copper wire screened cable (mm2) DIN Deep DIN
Bolted
is 36 kV, 240 mm2 stranded hexagonal indent hexagonal
aluminium with a diameter over 185 185(K)M-12-2 185KM-12-1 185(K)M-11-2
core insulation of 37.0 mm.
240 240(K)M-12-2 240KM-12-1 240(K)M-11-2
Order a M440TB/G-32-240(K)
M-12-2 tee connector kit. 300 300(K)M-12-2 300KM-12-1 300(K)M-11-2

400 400(K)M-12-2 400KM-12-1 400(K)M-11-2

500 500(K)M-12-2 500KM-12-1 500(K)M-11-2

630 – 630KM-12-1 630(K)M-11-2

For use with For use with For applications For use in potentially Components can be When installed on an
copper tape other cable types. outdoors and in explosive atmospheres ordered individually. appropriate equipment
screened cables. Please contact our humid climate. (for 12 kV max). bushing:
Order: Kit MT. representative. Order: +MWS. Add -/ATEX to part number. 1250 A continuously

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MI 23023
IS 440TB/G-E-09
Page 1 of 8 - March 2004
a Nexans company Supersedes edition of August 2002

CAUTION : Read instructions thoroughly and completely prior to beginning installation.

Installation Instructions

x(K),(M)440TB/G x
-

Separable Tee Connector - Type C interface


Only to be used on copper wire screened cable with
extruded easy strip or bonded semi-conductive screen (Part A) or fabric tape screen (Part B)

Required components for the connector installation :

1 x Tee connector housing - 440BT/G

1 x Cable reducer - 611CA-W

1 x Clamping screw - 400TCS

1 x Conductor contact - TBC-X or TMBC-X

1 x Basic insulating plug + cap - 400BIPA

- Field control mastic, type MFC


- Silicone grease + wipers
- Installation instructions + crimp chart

Further required components depending on application and cable type (optional supply) :
- Semi-conductive tape, type TSC, for fabric tape screened cable only
- Water sealing mastic, type MWS, for outdoor applications only

This product should be installed only by competent personnel trained in good safety practices involving high voltage
90379E-R/8

electrical equipment. These instructions are not intended as a substitute for adequate training or experience in such safety
practices. These instructions do not attempt to provide for every possible contingency.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in damage to the product and serious or fatal injury.
IMPORTANT : Cable and associated apparatus must be de-energised, locked out, and tagged prior to product installation.
IS 440TB/G-E-09
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EQUIPMENT

approx.
500

M
CUT
HERE

equipment
285
bushing 235
(type C interface )

edge of the
outer sheath

FOR OUTDOOR
APPLICATIONS : 70
apply one layer of water
sealing mastic (type MWS)
tape
marker

outer cable
cable
sheath

copper
wires

1. Train the cable into the approximate finished position 3. Apply a tape marker around the outer sheath 70 mm
next to the equipment bushing. from the edge. For indoor applications, bend the
2. Remove the outer cable sheath to a point 285 mm screen wires back over the outer sheath and proceed
to step no. 4.
from the centre line «M» of the bushing.
FOR OUTDOOR APPLICATIONS :
- Wrap one layer of water sealing mastic (type MWS)
around the outer sheath, flush with the end (25 mm
minimum width). Completely encircle the cable.
- Bend the screen wires back over the mastic and
along the outer sheath, pressing them into the mastic.
IMPORTANT: screen wires should not touch each
other when pressed into the mastic to prevent water
ingress.
4. Cut the cable to a point 235 mm from the outer sheath.
IS 440TB/G-E-09
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CABLE PREPARATION

PART A Copper wire screened cable with extruded semi-conductive screen

extruded
semi-conductive screen core insulation bevel

210
235

1. Check distance of 235 mm.


2. Remove the extruded semi-conductive screen to a point 210 mm from the cable end.
For extruded easy strip conductive screen : cut squarely taking care not to cut the core insulation.
For bonded extruded conductive screen : use an appropriate pencilling tool.
3. Slightly bevel the edge of the core insulation.

field control mastic, type MFC

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4. Remove field control mastic strip, type MFC, from coated paper.
5. Slightly stretch one end of the strip, making sure not to break it.
6. Apply the mastic, covering approximately 5 mm of the extruded semi-conductive screen and 5 mm of the core
insulation.
7. Push the mastic in place while stretching it progressively until both ends overlap and tear-off the excess mastic.
8. Using the coated side of the paper, squeeze the mastic tightly in place on the step of the semi-conductive screen.

PROCEED ON PAGE 5 FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE CABLE REDUCER


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CABLE PREPARATION

PART B Copper wire screened cable with fabric tape screen

fabric tape core insulation +


bevel
graphite coating

± 5
235

1. Check distance of 235 mm.


2. Remove the fabric tape to a point approx. 5 mm from the outer sheath.
DO NOT REMOVE THE GRAPHITE VARNISH AT THIS STAGE.
3. Slightly bevel the edge of the core insulation.

2 wraps of semi-conductive tape,


type TSC, on the graphite coating cleaned core insulation

25

4. Apply 2 wraps of semi-conductive tape, type TSC, on the graphite coating up to a point of 25 mm from the outer sheath.
5. USING AN APPROPRIATE SOLVENT THOROUGHLY REMOVE THE GRAPHITE COATING UP TO THE SEMI-
CONDUCTIVE TAPE.

field control mastic, type MFC

10

6. Remove field control mastic strip, type MFC, from coated paper.
7. Slightly stretch one end of the strip, making sure not to break it.
8. Apply the mastic, covering approximately 5 mm of the extruded semi-conductive tape and 5 mm of the core
insulation.
9. Push the mastic in place while stretching it progressively until both ends overlap and tear-off the excess mastic.
10. Using the coated side of the paper, squeeze the mastic tightly in place on the step of the semi-conductive tape.
IS 440TB/G-E-09
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INSTALLATION OF THE CABLE REDUCER

tape marker cable reducer

1. REMOVE ANY TRACES OF CONDUCTIVE RESIDUE FROM THE CORE INSULATION.


Always wipe towards the screen wires.
2. Clean and lubricate* core insulation and the inside surface of the cable reducer .
Slide the reducer down the cable until flush with the tape marker.

CRIMPING OF THE CONTACT


For MECHANICAL CONTACTS, please refer to the crimp chart supplied with the contact.

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conductor
contact
conductor
core
insulation
C

1. Remove the core insulation from the conductor for a distance «C» mm (C = depth of contact bore + 15 mm).
2. For aluminium conductors : before installing the crimp contact, wire brush the conductor.

Z
crimp direction

contact
conductor palm
contact

equipment
bushing
3. Fit the contact on to the conductor.
4. Position crimp contact so the contact hole aligns with the bushing hole.
5. Prior to crimping distance «Z» must be between 160 and 170 mm.
6. Crimp the contact.
7. After crimping distance «Z» must be between 165 and 175 mm.
8. REMOVE ANY BURRS LEFT AFTER CRIMPING AND WIPE-OFF EXCESS INHIBITOR.

* USE ONLY THE SILICONE LUBRICANT SUPPLIED


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CONNECTOR INSTALLATION ON CABLE

clean thoroughly

lubricate

1. Clean and lightly lubricate* the inside surface of the connector housing and outer surface of the cable reducer.
2. Check if the angle of the tee connector housing is correct relative to the palm of the crimp contact and, whilst
preventing the cable reducer from further movement down the cable, gently slide the housing on the cable until it
cannot advance any further.
3. Make sure the cable reducer stays in place during installation and remove tape marker from the cable.

CONNECTOR INSTALLATION ON BUSHING

lubricate

equipment
bushing

1. Clean and lightly lubricate* both connector and bushing interface.


2. Push connector on to the bushing (SEE IMPORTANT NOTES ON PAGE 8).

* USE ONLY THE SILICONE LUBRICANT SUPPLIED


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22mm
clamping L ≥ 130 mm
screw extension

22 mm
socket

1/2" - 12,7 mm
torque wrench

3. Insert clamping screw into the threaded hole of the bushing.


4. Use torque wrench with a socket wrench 22 and tighten exerting 50 Nm (5 kgm or 35 foot-pounds) of torque
(SEE IMPORTANT NOTES ON PAGE 8).

lubricate
24mm

24 mm
socket
basic
insulating
plug

1/2" - 12,7 mm
torque wrench

5. Clean and lubricate* the insulating plug for the opposite side of the connector.
6. Insert the plug in the connector, engage the threads and hand tighten.
7. Tighten assembly : use torque wrench with socket of 24 and tighten exerting 50 Nm (5 kgm or 35 foot-pounds)
of torque (SEE IMPORTANT NOTES ON PAGE 8).

* USE ONLY THE SILICONE LUBRICANT SUPPLIED


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CONNECTOR EARTHING
AND CABLE CLAMPING

voltage
detection
cap

earthing
lead
cable
clamp

system
earth

8. Clean inner surface of voltage detection cap 1. Bend back the screen wires along the outer
(do not lubricate) and place on the connector. sheath to form a pig tail.
Push down hard until cap "snaps" into place. 2. Connect earthing lead and screen wires to the
system earth.

NOTE :
A connector/bushing mated combination should not be allowed to carry the full
weight of the cable.
Therefore it is necessary to clamp the cable as close as possible to the connector.
IMPORTANT NOTES :
- In order to achieve the correct applied torque ensure that there is no lubricant on the threaded parts.
- Never disconnect the connector from energised equipment nor energise a disconnected connector without
previously installing on its appropriate corresponding mating part.
- Do not allow hydrocarbon oils or solvents to contaminate the E.P.D.M. rubber.
In the event of contamination, wipe the surface clean with a dry cloth.

EUROMOLD N.V.
Zuid III - Industrielaan 12
B-9320 EREMBODEGEM-AALST – BELGIUM
a Nexans company Tel: +32 (0)53/85 02 11 – Telefax: +32 (0)53/83 10 13