Term-Lok kits are available in 8, 10 or 12 gauge wire sizing and all kits contain 3 wire connections, a short arm hex key and an insulator. The TLC-3-10 gauge kit will service a 3-5 ton unit and is our most popular kit. The TLC-3-12 gauge kit services up to a 3 ton unit and is popular with the multifamily housing industry because of the size of the units the technician is normally servicing. The TLC-3-8 gauge kit is for 5 ton units and larger.
The brass used in the kits will withstand wide temperature fluctuations and strong vibrations without burning, corroding or rusting off and will not expand or contract with extreme temperatures like plastic. The brass cylindrical tube is machined to 160,000 of an inch, smaller than the standard spade, so it will have 4 points of contact on the new terminal instead of two.
The U.L. approved machine wire used in the kits is the same used by air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers. The wire is machine pressed so as not to have any loose connections. All of the wires are PVC insulated for temperature fluctuations and are color coded for "run, start and common" connections. The wiring used for the 12 gauge kit is 600 volt, 65 strand copper-tin coated wire. The wiring for the 10 gauge kit is 600 volt, 105 strand copper-tin coated wire and the wiring for the 8 gauge kit is 600 volt, 133 strand copper-tin coated wiring.
By using Term-Lok kits, technicians and contractors can in most cases, extend the life of the compressor. This saves the customer money and builds strong customer relationships.