Product News

Increase Reliability in the Power Grid and Reduce Wildlife-Related Fire Risk with TE Connectivity's Wildlife Asset Protection products

January 20, 2021

Strategic installation of insulating components and barriers can be used to minimize the impact of wildlife on power grid assets. If these components are specified correctly, such modifications can minimize costly power outages while reducing fire risk.

Power Design Modular Enclosure allows utility to perform winter work next to a frozen waterfall

January 13, 2021

A utility in New York had a 60 foot line up of air gear in a substations near a waterfall. The vicinity to the water fall made it next to impossible to do any maintenance on the gear in the winter due to ice buildup. The solution was to build a custom 20 X 76 modular enclosure by Power Design. 

Polywater AFT vs. FST: Two Different Products to Seal Conduits

January 6, 2021

American Polywater offers chemical (foam) seals that are ideal for stopping gases and water. Polywater foams are closed-cell, durable, and re-enterable. These foams are currently used throughout the nation with verifiable results, both in commercial and utility applications.

How to Install TE Connectivity's In-Line Disconnect Switch with a Hot Stick

December 2, 2020

TE Connectivity’s (TE) AMPACT In-Line Disconnect Switch (ILD-II) combines the reliability of copper blade components and a doublestring of polymeric insulators with the AMPACT dead end yoke assembly. The result is an in-line disconnect that can be installed without the need for tensioning devices.

How a TE Connectivity engineer saved both the power grid and squirrels with one creative idea

November 18, 2020

Although they're cute and fluffy, squirrels are responsible for nearly 3.5 thousand power outages every year in the U.S..