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    Pin Adapters - Lug Listing

    It is my under standing: Molded case breaker mechanical lug sets are listed for Class B or C conductors only. Using DLO cable, for example, requires conductor sleeves.

    I also understand some manufacturers have single hole compression kits you can have as an accessory on a molded case breaker.

    That said, assuming the proper size pin adapter and insulating covers are used, are mechanical lugs listed for use with pin adapters (such as a Burndy product)?

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    I've done it for years and never had it questioned. AFAIK, the lugs are listed to have the pin adapters used.

    You do need to make sure the pin adapter is listed for the fine strand cable, not all of them are, and it's important to use the correct crimper.

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    Unless the pin adapter has a pin made of a class B or C stranded conductor, the mechanical lugs are not typically listed as being suitable for a pin adapter. I don't see any real world issue, just a code and listing issue.
    Don, Illinois
    (All code citations are 2017 unless otherwise noted)

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