Frequently asked questions about crimp terminals
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Crimp terminals are used in the electrical industry for connecting electrical wires. There are multiple types of crimp terminals. A connection is usually made with a plug or a screw. A further distinction that can be made, is in the isulation properties. Crimp terminals can be insulated or fully insulated.
You use crimp terminals when you want to safely connect a cable to an electrical installation. Crimp terminals are available in different shapes and types. Therefore, there is always a type of crimp terminal suited for your application.
The choice for the right type of crimp terminal depends mostly on the way in which the crimp terminal will be attached to the electrical installation. In addition, the application is important – different types are suited for different applications. Our advisors are happy to help you select the right type of crimp terminal for your application. Contact us through +31 13 – 571 21 71.
Depending on the cable core, you need a different crimp terminal size – each size corresponds with a color. Terminals with a red sleeve are best suited for cable cores of 0,5 ~ 1,5 mm², blue sleeves meet cable cores of 1,5 ~ 2,5 mm² and yellow sleeves are used for cable cores of 4,0 ~ 6,0 mm².
Which size crimp terminal you need, depends mostly on the size of the wire. The size is measured in squere millimeter (mm²). Crimp terminals are available in three sizes, with each size corresponding with a color. Red is the smallest (0,5 ~ 1,5 mm²), followed by blue (1,5 ~ 2,5 mm²) and yellow (4,0 ~ 6,0 mm²).
You can easily attach a crimp terminal to a cable following these steps: 1) Strip the end of the cable. 2) Place the exposed wires in the crimp terminal. Make sure the wires go into the crimp terminal completely. 3) Use a crimping tool for crimp terminals to attach the crimp terminal to the wire and the cable.
There are crimping tools especially designed for use with crimping terminals, made out of carbon. Crimping tool are great for attaching a crimp terminal tot he wires of a cable in a quick, safe and easy way. The crimping tool lets go of the terminal once the right pressure has been reached.
First, the cable has to be stripped, so that the wires are exposed. Then, place the crimp terminal over the wires, place the crimp terminal in the crimping tool and squeeze the handle. The colour of the crimp terminal should match the color on the crimping tool.
Ring terminals are used to securely attach a cable to, for example, an electrical installation or device. This is made easier with the ring-shaped copper part of the terminal. They are available in three colours, with each colour corresponding to a certain size.
Spade terminals are used for creating a secure connection between cables and an electrical device or installation. Spade terminals are available in three colours, each of which corresponds with a certain size. Spade terminals are made of a copper part and a PVC sleeve.
A spade connector is a type of crimp terminal, in which the tin part of the crimp terminal is fully enclosed by the insulation material – also called the ‘sleeve’. Spade connectors are available in both insulated and fully insulated versions. Insulated spade connectors have an ‘open’ connector and an insulated PVC sleeve. Fully insulated spade connectors are fully enclosed by the PVC sleeve, from top to bottom. The fully insulated version offers the highest possible level of protection for your cable and devices.
Male, insulated blade connectors are available in multiple tab sizes. Available in three colours, where each colors corresponds with a certain size. Blade connectors are the ‚counterpart‘ of spade connectors and are made of brass with a PVC sleeve.
Heat shrink butt connectors are used to connect wires, with a water-tight seal due to the heat shrink tubing. Butt connectors are available in three colors, each of which corresponds to a certain size.
Insulated bullet disconnectors are mostly used to connect cable. They are available in three colors, each of which corresponds to a certain size. Bullet disconnectors are made of brass with a PVC sleeve and are resistant to a maximum electrical load of 300 V.
Insulated bullet disconnectors are used for easily connecting cables to, for example, electrical installations. They are available in three colors, each of which corresponds to a certain size. Bullet disconnectors are made of brass with a PVC sleeve, and are resistant to a maximum electrical load of 300 V.
Using pin terminals, cables can easily be attached / connected to electronical devices and installations. Available in three colors, each of which corresponds to a certain size. Pin terminals are made of copper, with a PVC sleeve, and are capable of dealing with an electrical load of up to 600 V.
A quick splice connector enables you to connect multiple wires to another existing cable. It is not necessary to strip the cable. Installing the quick splice connector is easy and requires not soldering. Available in three colors, each of which corresponds to a certain size.
Heat shrink solder butt connectors are the solution for easily and quickly connecting cables. With a heat source, a waterproof and water tight solder connection can be made. Availabile in yellow, blue, red and transparent.
These terminals are used to create a strong connection between a cable and, for example, a battery pack. When using a terminal in accordance with DIN 46234 on a battery pack, the terminal is pressed onto the battery pack. Available in multiple versions.
A copper tube crimping terminal with inspection hole is suited for a solid and reliable connection for your cable. Available in multiple cable sizes and dimensions. Made of copper.
Crimp terminals are available in for sale in DIY stores. In addition, there are a few specialists that offer crimp terminals, including WKK Europe. Would you like more information? Contact one of our specialists through email@example.com.