Cable Lugs

What are Cable Lugs?

Cable Lugs are used in crimping, high grade Cable Lugs are manufactured by MG Electrica. Buy Cable Lugs of various industrial standards at MG Electrica. Cable lugs are devices used for connecting cables to electrical appliances, other cables, surfaces, or mechanisms. The clamps that connect wires to an automotive battery are a common example of a cable lug, as are the ends of battery jumper cables. Designed to be easily installed and removed for repairs or maintenance, cable lugs area generally used when permanent, direct-fastening methods are not feasible or necessary.

The words “cable” and “wire” are sometimes mistakenly interchanged. Cables are made from multiple wire strands, while wires consist of a single strand. Both cables and wires may be used with cable lugs of a suitable type.

One end of a cable lug is typically used for connecting a cable, which could be soldered, welded, or crimped depending on the type. The connection end of the lug is then fastened to a matching terminal or connection point by means of a bolt, screw, or spring clip.

MG Electrica stocks a comprehensive range of cable lugs,used to terminate or connect cables which offer seamless performance connecting cables, electrical appliances and other power mechanisms, for harsh-duty environments

The seamless barrel designed lugs are ideal for heavy-duty 600V+ applications. Wire ranges from 8 AWG to 250 MCM with a variety of stud hole sizes can be crimped with industry standard tooling. The flared barrel entry accommodates easy insertion of stranded wire. Additionally, inspection sight holes are an available option.

The most popular of these are the standard Bimetallic Lugs, but there are variations including Copper Tube Pin Terminals, for terminating into contact blocks, Long Palm Lugs, for connecting to an electrical source, and Transformer Terminal 4 Hole Fixing, which connects to the studs on transformer fixing points.

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