New Connector Unsafe?
To the Editor:
Regarding Tom Bair's letter to the
editor, "Aluminum-to-Copper Wire
Connectors" (5/95): There is another
UL-approved connection that is less
costly and requires no special tools.
Ideal Brand Model 65 twist-type connector
comes with anti-corrosive paste
in the connector in wire sizes 10 to 18.
Dan Friedman responds:
The Ideal product is not recommended
by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), whose experts have
raised serious concerns about this item.
Following a June 1, 1995, meeting
between CPSC, the manufacturer, and
Underwriters Laboratories, a call was
issued for additional tests before this product
should be used in the field.
While the manufacturer reports that
these connectors were approved by UL, the
tests were conducted