Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of ECOCONTACT® ?

ECOCONTACT® is a multi-component metal foam that can be adapted to every type of materials and industrial electric contact surfaces. ECOCONTACT® is very simple to install and offers various advantages:

  • Reliability of the contacts through hot points removal.
  • Optimisation of the electrical installations by improving the lifetime connections
  • Minimize energy costs and fire risks
  • Get rid of maintenance costs

Which materials are compatible with ECOCONTACT® ?

ECOCONTACT® is a multi-component metal foam that is adapted to all type of materials and industrial electric contact surfaces: copper, bare or covered aluminium.

Is it necessary to clean the surfaces before setting up ECOCONTACT® ?

No, it is not necessary to clean the contact surfaces before setting up ECOCONTACT®. Simply open the connection, remove excess grease and dust with a Scotch brite buffer and place ECOCONTACT®.

What does ECOCONTACT® do when the connection is in contact with water ?

The ECOCONTACT® composition material used doesn’t suffer from water, so that ECOCONTACT® performances are not affected. Besides, ECOCONTACT® gives a waterproof benefit to the treated connection.

Is there an intensity limit when using ECOCONTACT® ?

ECOCONTACT® can be used for connections up to 100 A/mm²

What about ECOCONTACT® lifetime ?

According to the laboratory tests, the lifetime of the product is estimated to 20 years and over (salt fog and moist heat according to the standard IEC 600 68–2–30: 2005 and IEC 600 68–2–11: 1999)

Is it possible to set up ECOCONTACT® outdoor ?

Yes, according to the laboratory tests ECOCONTACT® is able to resist outdoor set-up for over 20 years.

How can ECOCONTACT® be cut ?

It is easy to cut ECOCONTACT® using scissors, cutter or saw.

Has ECOCONTACT® been tested in laboratory ?

According to the tests in laboratory, the lifetime of the product is estimated over 20 years (salt fog and moist heat according to the standard IEC 600 68–2–30: 2005 and IEC 600 68–2–11 : 1999).

Is it possible to fold and special shape ECOCONTACT® ?

Yes, it is possible to give ECOCONTACT® the shape of your electrical connection: cylindrical, convex, concave etc.

Is it possible to shape ECOCONTACT® yourself ?

Yes, it is possible to shape it yourself, cylindrical, convex, concave etc.

What are the tightening conditions of ECOCONTACT® ?

We recommend a tightening pressure of 0.7daN.mm² for optimal performances.

What is the minimum tightening pressure ?

We recommend a tightening pressure of 0.7daN.mm² for optimal performances.

Can ECOCONTACT® repair a deteriorate connection ?

ECOCONTACT® is able to repair your electrical connection despite the flatness defaults over 0.8mm.

Is it necessary to keep the bi-metallic sheet in a copper aluminium connection ?

No, it isn’t, but it’s recommended to remove the sheet.