Blade Terminals

Crimp blade terminals are solderless, single-wire electrical connections used for the termination of stranded wires.

On one side of the terminals is a metal cradle that resembles a blade, into which stripped wires are inserted. On the other side is a Y-shaped connection that's attached to a power source. The wires are cold-welded to the crimp blade terminals using a special crimp tool.


What are crimp blade terminals used for?

These terminals are typically seen on electric lights and other fixtures around the home.


The benefits of using crimp blade terminals include:

  • They provide gas-tight connections. This gives protection against corrosion because oxygen and moisture cannot reach the metal parts of the fixtures.
  • No soldering is needed, so the connection joint is more mechanically robust.
  • Both small and large cross-section cables can be crimped, which offers versatility for a wide range of applications.

Types of crimp blade terminals

Insulated terminals have a funnel shape sleeve, made from PVC. The conductor strands are completely inserted into the crimp barrel, which prevents them from pulling out. Less bulky uninsulated terminals come without sleeves and are mainly used for printed circuit boards.


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RS Stock No. 534-840
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€0.073
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Male - Uninsulated - - Unshrouded - - - 22.7mm - - 6.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-840A
BrandRS PRO
€34.49
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Male - Uninsulated - - Unshrouded - - - 22.7mm - - 6.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 624-1213
BrandRS PRO
€0.087
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 16.8mm 4mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 613-9801
BrandRS PRO
€0.237
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 4mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 31mm 18mm 6.4mm 2mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 613-9750
BrandRS PRO
€0.156
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28.8mm 18mm 4.5mm 2.2mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-294A
BrandRS PRO
€90.42
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28mm 17.6mm 4.3mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-294
BrandRS PRO
€0.139
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28mm 17.6mm 4.3mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 624-1235
BrandRS PRO
€0.098
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.2mm 16.8mm 4.5mm 4.6mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7251
BrandRS PRO
€0.06
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- - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² - 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 24.3mm 13mm 2.3 (d1) mm, 4.5 (D) mm 2.4mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7238
BrandRS PRO
€0.04
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- - Uninsulated - 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 14.8mm 10mm 1.7mm 2.3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 267-4388
BrandRS PRO
€0.366
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Male - Insulated Nylon 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28.2mm 17.4mm 5.2mm 4.6mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7252
BrandRS PRO
€0.075
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- - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² - 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 29.3mm 18mm 2.3 (d1) mm, 4.5 (D) mm 2.8mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7246
BrandRS PRO
€0.054
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- - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.8mm 18mm 1.7 (d1) mm, 4 (D) mm 2.2mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 178-7239
BrandRS PRO
€0.048
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- - Uninsulated - 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 14.8mm 10mm 1.7mm 2.3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 613-9687
BrandRS PRO
€0.142
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 21.8mm 11mm 4mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 267-4394
BrandRS PRO
€0.211
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Male - Insulated Nylon 4mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 30.2mm 17.2mm 7mm 4.6mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 534-525
BrandRS PRO
€0.216
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 2.5mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 23.5mm 10mm 6.6mm 3mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 267-4079
BrandRS PRO
€0.069
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Male - Insulated Nylon 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28.2mm 17.4mm 5.2mm 3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-654
BrandRS PRO
€0.152
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28mm 18.1mm 4.8mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 624-1207
BrandRS PRO
€0.044
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 16.8mm 4mm 4.6mm 0.75mm
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