Let’s Talk Torque

TorqueChart-fourtharticleUsing proper torque is important when making power connections. Connections that are not tight enough can lose or dissipate energy and overheat. Over tightening can cause the wire to fracture or break, leading to energy loss and possible overheating of the terminal.

WFCO’s online library of technical resources includes a one-page torque chart for those servicing or installing WFCO products. The torque ratings are provided for different wire gauges used in various applications such as terminal bars, DC fuse panel lugs, DC battery lugs, terminal strips, and ground lugs.

This torque chart for WFCO products (including converters, power centers, inverters and transfer switches) can be found in the “Dealer Toolbox” section of the website by clicking here.