UK’s 1st maintenance-free in line junction box has tool-less assembly

8th July 2016
Posted By : Daisy Stapley-Bunten
UK’s 1st maintenance-free in line junction box has tool-less assembly


Hylec-APL has announced its new Debox 2 SL in-line cable junction box which can be assembled in a few seconds, against several minutes for a traditional junction box. 

Debox 2 SL is supplied complete with all components needed to join flat or round profile cable, including a UL and VDE-approved 4-pole terminal block, to save electricians on-site installation time and reduce costs. Debox 2 SL is the UK’s first 100% tool-less junction box. With everything required immediately to hand, installers are not delayed in the search for dropped screws or missing components. This innovative cable junction box from Hylec-APL is IP20 protected and suits internal applications, including ring main lighting, LED lighting and power.

A first to the UK market, Debox 2 SL is a registered design that includes a 4-pole screw-less push wire terminal block (max current 16A), suitable for either flat or round profile cable with a minimum conductor size of 0.5mm, maximum 2.5mm. Assembly is 100% tool-less: not even a screwdriver is required. Convenient and robust, this push wire/push button terminal block offers a guarantee of up to 50 connector insertions. After inserting the cables and closing the included cable clamps, the lid is simply snapped shut and held with the supplied locking clip. A ratchet arm holds the cables securely within the junction box and features a tailer for improved ratchet control.

Debox 2 SL has rip-off mounting ears that can be used to securely mount the box. Debox 2 SL junction boxes are maintenance-free and constructed from white polypropylene. Flame retardant to UL940V 0, they conform to the EN60598-1 (13.3.2) Glow Wire Test and are IP20 protected. Debox SL junction boxes measure 28.5x50x97mm and have a temperature rating of -20 to +85°C.

Comments Steve Robbins, Sales Director, Hylec-APL: “Our goal is to develop cost-effective, innovative products that save the professional electrician time and money on virtually every installation, so we are particularly proud to introduce the first-ever 100% screw-less junction box to the UK market. Debox SL will speed up projects, encourage best practice installation and end the frustration caused by dropped screws and missing components, as well as being neat, tidy and robust.”

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