Crimping Tool for Insulated Terminals
Hand crimping tool for crimping insulated terminals onto wire. This ratchet hand tool has 3 crimping cavities; 1.25mm2 (22-16 AWG), 2mm2 (16-14 AWG) and 5.5mm2 (12-10 AWG). This RS Pro crimp tool has been designed for professional use with the highest attention to details.
Features and Benefits:
Overall height 10.5 inch
Handle length: 7 inch
Compact and lightweight tool for professional use
Material: hardened steel frame with plastic grips
Wire size range: 0.5 to 6.0 mm²
Crimping tools can be used for a variety of applications:-
• Maintenance & repair
• Electrical Installations
• Cable assemblies
What is the difference between un-insulated and insulated crimp tools?
Un-insulated crimp tools are typically used for general applications, whereas the insulated crimp tools have been VDE tested up to 1000 V, designed for use where electrical current is present.
How to maintain the product?
• To maintain a good function and long life: Axles and other movable parts should be regularly lubricated
• Lubrication* is recommended at least every 10,000 cycles whenever the tool is exposed to dirt or other contaminants
*Use a light mineral-free oil
The Importance of a High-Quality Crimp
When a crimping tool is used on a terminal, two crimps take place at the same time. One is the electrical connection between the conductor and terminal. The other is the insulation crimp which provides strain relief against vibration and tension. It is important that the electrical connection is gas-tight without any voids between the wire strands and the terminal. If there any voids present, then corrosion can occur causing resistance and excessive heat which damages the electrical connection. Using a good quality crimping tool will ensure that a full, gas-tight crimp is produced preventing future deterioration of the electrical connection and insulation breakage.