Southwire Now Offers Connectors, Tools Designed with Mini-Split Installations in Mind

Sep 6, 2017

Southwire, one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers, has enhanced its EZ-In™ Mini-Split cable offering with connectors and tools created to make installations faster and easier.

“The best connectors and tools for EZ-In Mini-Split cables are those designed to work with mini-split solutions in mind,” said Chuck Eddy, VP, HVAC Sales. “Our connectors fit perfectly with both our mini-split cables and offer easy installation with many different types of equipment. The rotary cutter, scorer and wire stripper quickly remove the PVC insulation, armor and wire insulation, making connections even easier.”

Using appropriate tools for mini-split installations also reduces the chance of damage to internal wires that could lead to improper functioning and wiring safety concerns.

The connectors are liquid-tight and steel- and zinc-plated. Tools include a rotary cutter that easily handles all common armored (MC and BX) cables, a compact jacket cutter/conduit scorer with a reamer blade, and heavy-duty, stainless steel wire strippers.

Southwire’s market-leading EZ-In™ Mini-Split cable offers ease of installation and savings by eliminating the conduit and cable trays found in typical HVAC installations. The company recently introduced a shielded configuration for the mini-split cable, which protects from electrical noise and interference from adjacent cables.

EZ-In Mini-Split cable is constructed from stranded bare copper THHN/THWN conductors with PVC insulation and a nylon jacket cabled together with an aluminum interlocking armor applied over the assembly. It is moisture-resistant, sunlight-resistant and flame retardant thanks to an over-armor PVC jacket.

Mini-split heating and cooling systems allow for individual room heating and cooling; they are relatively uncomplicated to install and do not require ductwork. The systems are used in whole house and new construction, but also are an option for houses that have non-ducted heated systems and for room additions where extending or installing ductwork isn’t feasible. You can learn more at

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