WAGOBOX to splice (2) 12/2 with ground cables

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WAGOBOX to splice (2) 12/2 with ground cables

Hi need to splice (2) 12/2 with ground cables. I have used the Wago connectors and saw this WagoBox that is designed to work with them. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is illegal to use here in the USA since it only has a BS EN60670-22 Compliant Lising and is not UL listed.

It is rated for up to 41amps and 400v / 4KV
It is 4.25 inches x 1.7 inches x 1.5 inches


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https://www.wagobox.com/shop/junctio...ox-single.html
 

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Old 07-22-13, 09:01 PM
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Without a UL or other recognized testing agency approval it could not be installed under the NEC.
 
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Ok. Thanks for the response.
 
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Old 07-23-13, 04:14 AM
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You can try this to splice your cables. No junction box required. I'd check local inspector just to make sure he doesn't frown on it, though. Tyco Electronics Romex Splice Kit 2 Wire, 1/Clam-CPGI-1116377-2 at The Home Depot
 
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Old 07-23-13, 07:20 AM
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The box is the link above has rather restrictive usages. It can be used in a retrofit, but not a new application IIRC. Access is still required for the splice. Conceptually it is a good concept, however the design is very similar to the backstabs on devices that many find failure prone.
 
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Seems like a clever idea and might be something I would want to have on hand in my toolbox if I ever accidentally drill or cut a wire while working on a wall. So clarification is needed--Can this be used buried in a wall as suggested by the manufacturer's description
Splice and Tap Kits also eliminate wire nuts for installation and replace the conventional method for adding a splice or tap for non-metallic cable without the need for exposed and unsightly junction boxes. NEC approved Article 334-40b.
 
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Thanks for all the replies. I'll just go with a UL listed sttel box. Is there a recommended box for an attic with cellulose? Should it be a NEMA dustproof box or will any regular box be ok?
 
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You could use a regular plastic or steel box. It does not have to be dust-tight.


Be sure to bond the box if metal. Use a blank cover and keep the box accessible.
 
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Thanks to everyone for the advice.
 
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Originally Posted by pcboss
So per the link it's completely legal--though some will always avoid any sort of "stab-in" connector. The discussion was 4 years old--I assume by now someone has actually tried the product and likes it? I don't think Home Depot normally stocks items that nobody wants.
 
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