Scotchlok™ 951,2,3 Datasheet by 3M

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3M
Scotchlok
Self-Stripping Electrical Tap Connectors 951,
952, and 953
Data Sheet February 2009
Applications Use 3M
Scotchlok
Self-Striping Electrical Tap Connectors, 951, 952 and 953
to electrically tap into a wire in mid-span without cutting or stripping the wire.
Connector then mates with a .250” (6,35 mm) male tab, making a reusable quick-
connect wiring termination.
Agency Approvals
& Self Certifications
UL Listed – tested per UL Standard 310, File No. E70512
NOTE: UL Listed for AWG Only
CSA Certified, CSA Std. C22.2 No. O. 188-MI983, CSA File No. LR15503,
LR32411
Federal Specification W-S-610D “Commercial Packaging”
Type Class Kind Style
II I Cu F
RoHS 2002/95/EC
RoHS Compliant 2002/95/EC” means that the product or part (“Product”) does not contain any of the substances in excess
of the maximum concentration values in EU Directive 2002/95/EC, as amended by Commission Decision 2002/618/EC,
unless the substance is in an application that is exempt under RoHS. This information represents 3M’s knowledge and
belief, which may be based in whole or in part on information provided by third party suppliers to 3M.
Specifications
Max. Voltage Rating: 600 V Building Wire
1000 V Signs or Fixtures (Luminaries)
Max. Operating Temp 221°F (105°C
Insulator Material: Flame retardant nylon, see table for color
Element: Tin plated brass, .03 in. (,8 mm) thick
Flammability Rating: C2.2 No. 0.6 V-2
Tap ('mmecml
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Self-Stripping Electrical Tap Connectors
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Wire Range
(See table for specific connector wire range) 22-12 AWG solid or stranded tinned or un-
tinned (.5-3.0 mm sol. or str.) copper conductors. For use with common thermoplastic
insulated wires such as: T, TW, TF, TFF, TFFN, THHN, AWM, TEW, SAE-GPT with a
maximum wire insulation diameter of .150” (3,8 mm).
Maximum recommended connector current:
22 AWG 3.0 AMPS 20 AWG 4.0 AMPS
18 AWG 7.5 AMPS 16 AWG 10 AMPS
14 AWG 15 AMPS 12 AWG 20 AMPS
Conn. # Color Wire Range
(AWG – mm
2
) Weight
lb./gm
951 RED 22 – 18 (0,3 – 0,8) .0023 (1,04)
952 BLUE 18 – 14 (0,8 – 2,0) .0023 (1,04)
953 YELLOW 12 (3,0) .0022 (1,00)
Installation
Recommended installation tools:
3M
Scotchlok
Hand Crimping Tool No. E-9BM Mechanic’s (slip joint) Pliers
1. Do not strip run wire.
2. Place run wire in open channel.
3. Fold connector body until element contacts wire.
4. Crimp connector closed with pliers.
5. Slide completed T-Tap onto male tab.
NOTE: Tab not included. Suitable for field or factory installation. For field
wiring, a suitable UL Recognized strain relief device is required.
Warning
Turn power off before installing or removing terminal. All electrical work should be
done according to appropriate electrical codes.
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Self-Stripping Electrical Tap Connectors
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Engineering
Specifications Self-Stripping T-Tap Female Quick-Slide connector (as manufactured by 3M)
capable of connecting to an insulated, solid or stranded copper wire, in mid-span,
without cutting or stripping the wire; and of connecting to a .250 in. x .032” Male Tab,
such as a 3M
Scotchlok
Terminal MNG14-250DMI, in a separable, reusable
manner, forming a Quick Connect Wiring Termination.
Shelf Life & Storage
This product has a 5-year shelf life from date of manufacture when stored in a humidity
controlled storage (10°C/50°F to 27°C/80°F and <75% relative humidity).
Availability
Please contact your local distributor; available from 3M.com/electrical [Where to Buy] or
call 1-800-245-3573.
Important Notice All statements, technical information, and recommendations related to 3Ms products are based on information
believed to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. Before using this product, you must
evaluate it and determine if it is suitable for your intended application. You assume all risks and liability associated
with such use. Any statements related to the product, which are not contained in 3M’s current publications, or any
contrary statements contained on your purchase order, shall have no force or effect unless expressly agreed
upon, in writing, by an authorized officer of 3M.
Warranty; Limited
Remedy; Limited
Liability
This product will be free from defects in material and manufacture at the time of purchase. 3M MAKES NO
OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. If this product is defective within the
warranty period stated above, your exclusive remedy shall be, at 3M’s option, to replace or repair the 3M product
or refund the purchase price of the 3M product. Except where prohibited by law, 3M will not be liable for any
indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage arising from this 3M product, regardless of the legal
theory asserted.
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