Frequently asked questions about bootlace ferrules
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Bootlace ferrules are small copper tubes, used for creating a reliable electrical connection at the end of electrical wires. Bootlace ferrules are available in multiple sizes and are used for a broad range of applications.
Bootlace ferrules are used to protect the exposed wires of a stripped cable, and to create an electrical connection between these wires and a clamp. Bootlace ferrules are available in multiple sizes and types.
Bootlace ferrules are used to create an optimal electrical contact between the wires of a stripped cable (placed in the core of the bootlace ferrule) and a clamp, which is put on the copper end of the bootlace ferrules. Bootlace ferrules are used in situations where a cable reaches an end point, such as an electrical installation.
Bootlace ferrules are copper tubes, used for creating a reliable electrical connection, at the end of electrical wires. When the wires have been fed into the bootlace ferrule, the bootlace ferrules is shrunk using a bootlace ferrule crimping tool. This ensures that the wires are connected tightly in the bootlace ferrule.
Which type of bootlace ferrule you choose, depends on the requirements that the bootlace ferrule has to meet: does the bootlace ferrule need to have insulating properties, for example? Are one or two cables connected to the bootlace ferrule? These are important questions that need to be answered when choosing the right type of bootlace ferrule.
Crimp terminals and bootlace ferrules function similarly. The biggest difference is the fact that a crimp terminal is used to connect a cable to an end point, a device for example. A bootlace ferrule is the end point of a cable, and is fixated using a clamp.
There are two types of bootlace ferrule: insulated and uninsulated bootlace ferrules. Insulated bootlace ferrules are, due to the colored sleeve, easy to recognize. Uninsulated bootlace ferrules do not have a sleeve. Insulated bootlace ferrules are available with sleeves in multiple colours.
Insulated bootlace ferrules are available in two types: singular bootlace ferrules and double bootlace ferrules, also called TWIN bootlace ferrules. Singular bootlace ferrules are suited for use with one cable end. When you want to bundle two cables / cable ends in one bootlace ferrule, you should choose TWIN bootlace ferrules.
Singular, or simple, bootlace ferrule is available in 47 types and are suited for use on a cable end. They are used to create an optimal electrical connection between copper wires of a stripped cable and a clamp.
Double bootlace ferrules, or TWIN bootlace ferrules, are used to create an optimal electrical contact between copper wires of two stripped cables and a clamp. TWIN bootlace ferrules are suited for connecting two cables to one clamp. The core of a TWIN bootlace ferrule is made of copper, the sleeve is made of polypropylene.
A bootlace ferrule crimping tool enables you to easily and securely apply and use bootlace ferrules. They are suited for both insulated and uninsulated bootlace ferrules. The crimping tool is made of steel and has a red handle.
A crimping tool for bootlace ferrules is very easy in use: first, determine the size of the bootlace ferrule. Place the wires of the cable in the bootlace ferrule, put the bootlace ferrule in the right slot in the crimping tool (depending on the size of the bootlace ferrule) and tightly squeeze the handle of the crimping tool.
Bootlace ferrules zijn te koop in de betere bouwmarkten /hobbyzaken en specialisten op het gebied van electronica. Daarnaast zijn er een aantal specialistische spelers, waaronder WKK Nederland B.V.. Bootlace ferrules can be bought in the better DIY stores and electronics stores. In addition, there are a few specialized stores in the market, including WKK.