What is Crimping?
Crimping Lugs are used in crimping, Crimping Lugs are manufactured by MG Electrica . Buy Crimping Lugs of various standards at MG Electrica. Crimping is joining two pieces of metal or other ductile material by deforming one or both of them to hold the other. The bend or deformity is called the crimp.
What are Crimping Lugs ?
Crimping 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 crimping lug, as are the ends of battery jumper cables. Designed to be easily installed and removed for repairs or maintenance, lugs are generally used when permanent, direct-fastening methods are not feasible or necessary.
The connector end of a cable lug is typically chosen for its compatibility to the terminal type or anchoring method. Fork or U-shaped crimping lugs are used for screw terminals; closed-ring or O-type crimping lugs are used for bolt-on applications; and pin or spade lugs are used for press-on pin or blade terminals. A crimping lug also serves as a cable-size reducer, thereby allowing thick cables to be attached to a connector with a smaller diameter.
Crimping lugs can be found on the wiring systems of automobiles, electrical boxes, machinery, household appliances, electronics, and other durable goods. For electrical use, lugs are typically insulated with rubber or plastic to prevent accidental transference of electricity to people or nearby electrical components. Other types require no insulation due to either lug placement or the lack of voltage.