Is my substitute electric connector for electric oven coil okay?

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Old 08-06-16, 04:18 PM
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Is my substitute electric connector for electric oven coil okay?

I put one of these on the coil I was replacing in an electric oven (apparently space aliens aliens abducted the other one) because I couldn't get a terminal connector to match the old one until Monday a.m. Since the conductor is solid copper, I'm thinking it should be safe to leave as a permanent replacement. But since it's hidden from view when installed (and because you guys work so cheap) I thought I'd better ask.

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Steel City solid type L connector. Am I safe?
 
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Old 08-06-16, 05:24 PM
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I would replace it with the proper terminal. High temp terminals are usually nickel plated steel, or sometimes beryllium copper.

That terminal is made by Thomas and Betts. There was no temp rating on the data sheet; if it was rated for high temp use (which an oven element connector should be) it would be listed.

I don't think it's unsafe for short term use; it just will fail sooner than a proper terminal would.
 
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Old 08-06-16, 05:57 PM
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Thank you, CarbideTipped. There will be a little something extra for you in your envelope at the end of the week.
 
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