ABB’s Color Keyed Motor Lead Disconnects: Quick, Reliable, and Hassle-Free

ABB’s Color Keyed Motor Lead Disconnects are revolutionizing the way electric motors are changed out, offering quick and reliable connections without the need for bolting, taping, or dealing with loose connections. Designed for both 600 Volt and 5KV applications, these disconnects cover a wide range of wire sizes from #16 through 500 kcmil, ensuring compatibility with various motor configurations.

Features and Benefits:

  1. Quick and Reliable Connections: Say goodbye to nuts, bolts, and washers, as well as the hassle of insulating tape. ABB’s Color Keyed Motor Lead Disconnects offer fast snap-together assembly, saving time and labor costs. Change out your motor in as little as 3 minutes.
  2. Dependable Insulation: With ABB’s Color Keyed Disconnects, there’s no need to wrap miles of insulating tape. Simply slide on the reusable boot, keeping the total assembly small enough to fit into tight motor housings.
  3. Labor Savings: The fast snap-together assembly not only saves time but also reduces labor costs associated with traditional connection methods.
  4. Minimized Downtime: Thanks to the quick disconnect feature, there’s no risk of accidentally cutting wire insulation, resulting in less motor downtime and minimized exposure for installers, especially in hostile environments.
  5. High-Quality Construction: Constructed of high-conductivity copper with tin plating, ABB’s Motor Lead Disconnects meet or exceed the electrical and mechanical performance of bolted connections.
  6. Dependable Connections: The female disconnects are equipped with a beryllium copper interface band for dependable connections, ensuring reliable performance in various applications. See more info on Color Keyed’s hexagonal crimp to see all the benefits of the ABB Color Keyed lug system.

Easy Installation:

  1. Choose the Appropriate Disconnect: Select the Color Keyed disconnect that matches the conductor size to be terminated.
  2. Select the Proper Installing Die: Match the die color to the disconnect barrel color bands.
  3. Install Die in ABB Tool: Insert the stripped wire into the barrel of the disconnect and compress between color bands. Repeat for the mating half.
  4. Snap Together: Snap the two halves together and slip on the insulator over the mated connection. Secure the insulator with Ty-Rap® cable ties provided.


  • Material: High-conductivity copper
  • Plating: Tin
  • Insulator: Thermoplastic elastomer


  • Motor Lead Disconnect: Ideal for quick change-outs of electric motors, ensuring reliable and hassle-free connections.
  • One Line to Two Load (3 Wire): Featuring KON-TOUR™ louvered contact bands, color coded to match installing dies, providing efficient and dependable connections.

With ABB’s Color Keyed Motor Lead Disconnects, installation is quick, easy, and hassle-free, ensuring reliable connections and minimizing downtime. Embrace the future of motor maintenance with ABB. See ABB’s Product Brochure or contact your Biben Salesperson in East PA, South NJ, DE, MD, DC, or Northern VA to learn more.