Power connections are the basis of electrical installations. As the prime interface for our customers, power connection safety and reliability is not just advisable, it’s essential. Furthermore, reliable connections are critical in terms of protecting installations against electrical fires, which can inadvertently start as a result of poor or loose connections. A number of factors can contribute to the issue of faulty connections. One of them is the creep effect on cables – which results in the loss of pressure in power connections.
Given that safety, maintenance and reliability are the most important priorities for electrical installation power connections, it is no surprise that the ‘creep effect’ is an important consideration for facility managers who are looking to maintain their power cables in optimal condition. Creep is a state in which cable material begins to deform when submitted to stress. High and low temperature cycles have the effect of increasing the creep in cable materials due to their viscosity properties. In a worst-case scenario, creep can be the cause of electrical fires and other electrical-related damage.
Learn more about creep and wires in circuit breakers and contactors in the whitepaper here.