What is a conduit body or condulet?
Thursday, July 12, 2018
A conduit body is a fitting that is usually a box or pipe shape that is used to connect sections of conduit. It has a removable cover plate to provide access to make it easier to pull electrical cables or wires around corners. They come in an “L” shape (Ells) with a 90º elbow between the inlet and outlet, a “T” shape (Tees) with two outlets that are perpendicular to the inlet, and a “C” style (Cees) for pulling conductors in long, straight runs. An “L” version is shown above. A conduit body cannot be used for wire splices unless it is rated for that use.
A conduit body is often referred to as a “condulet” in the electrical trades, which is a name trademarked by the Crouse-Hinds Corporation for their original line of conduit bodies, and it has become synonymous with the product.
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