It’s taking Australia by storm, and now Blind Snake™ the world’s fastest installed, totally tool-free plug base is about to hit New Zealand shores under an exclusive arrangement with Ideal Electrical Supplies.
Blind Snake has an average install time of no more than 4-8 seconds, significantly faster than the minute or longer it can take to install other quick connectors on the market. It’s easy to see why the product is creating such a paradigm shift within the industry.
The secret is Blind Snake’s patented FANG™ technology, which is hidden inside the mechanism. When the lid closes on the fire retardant polycarbonate shell, wings inside the device force the copper ‘fangs’ to pierce the outer shell of a TPS cable, intersect the copper strands, and create a solid, robust and insulated connection, all while not damaging or destroying the outer sheath.
This exciting new technology makes the task of installing the plug base ultra fast, and with rigorous testing and the backing of full SAA and Global Mark accreditation, along with being AS and NZS Standards approved, Blind Snake is ultra safe as well.
Scott Bremner, Head of Brand at M-Elec, the innovative Australian company that spent 18 months developing Blind Snake, says the response has been ‘phenomenal’ since it was launched at a Pulse Event in Australia in early September.
“The uptake has been incredible with our entire first shipment selling out within one day and thousands of the product now installed across Australia. We’ve had some great feedback from customers and there is a real buzz on social media. Electricians are saying the old products they used to favour are installed at a snail’s pace compared to Blind Snake.”
Scott says polarity assurance has always been a major part of the product’s design brief so installations meet local compliance guidelines
“In addition to ease and safety of use, polarity has been one of our big considerations as a manufacturer. We have clearly marked the inside of the product to show polarity, and have partnered with a number of leading cable manufacturers, some of whom are starting to develop a trace on cables to make it easier for people to determine.”
Blind Snake works with all 1.5mm and 2.5mm TPS cable with a central earth. In New Zealand, it will work with Electra cable that is currently available from select Ideal branches.
Scott says M-Elec has made a significant investment in Blind Snake, which has included a lengthy research and development phase to ensure they were hitting the market with the best possible product.
“Our approach is to bring fresh thinking to the industry and develop innovative products that solve electricians’ problems and improve the industry in general. Blind Snake ticks all these boxes. It saves sparkies considerable time by making a normally laborious process fast, easy and safe, and is a solid, robust and durable solution.”