Crimp Contacts

Crimp contacts are one of the key component parts of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Contacts are electrical components which are made from a conductive material. When to contacts come together they can pass an electrical current between them.

Contacts are often used to complete the circuit on a PCB by conducting electrical current from the connector to the PCB. The connector will often be contained within a PCB connector housing, especially where multiple connectors are used.

How are crimp contacts used?

Crimp contacts are used to create circuits in general PCB applications. They are attached to a wire or cable to create these connections. Crimp contacts are terminated using a crimp method. A crimp is essentially where the wire and connector are attached by compression and reshaping. The standard crimp method, when performed well, provides a secure and reliable connection. Where crimping is involved, it is important to use a quality crimp tool to create a secure connection. 

Crimp contacts connect to wires which are compatible in size. Wires are measured using AWG standard or in mm2.

Where are crimp contacts used?

Crimp contacts provide a platform for PCB connectors to attach to. They are commonly used to make PCB sockets and for general PCB prototyping. The connector is mounted on to the printed circuit board, using the contact as an electrical connection. You will find these contacts in many electronics applications, such as household appliances, telecommunications, medical and automotive.

What are crimp contacts made from?

Crimp contacts can be made from and plated with a range of different materials, like bronze, copper or gold. The different material type will vary with conductivity and quality of connection. Contacts are often have a plating of silver or gold for a reliable connection.

What is contact gender?

Crimp contacts come in different genders. Female connector contacts act like a socket, while male connector contacts act like a pin or plug.

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Description Price Gender For Use With Series Minimum Wire Size mm² Maximum Wire Size mm² Termination Method Contact Plating Minimum Wire Size AWG Contact Material Maximum Wire Size AWG Series Number Maximum Contact Resistance Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature
RS stock no. 163-5359
Mfr. Part No.624124122030
R 34.132
Each (In a Bag of 10)
Female 1.25 mm, 2.00 mm, 2.50 mm, 3.96 mm WR-WTB Connector Housings WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - -20°C +80°C
RS stock no. 178-9424
Mfr. Part No.33012-2004
R 1.177
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Female 33471 Single Row Housing, 33472 Dual Row Housing, 33476 Hybrid Housing - 0.35mm² 0.5mm² Crimp Tin - Alloy - 33012 10mΩ -40°C +125°C
RS stock no. 173-4002
Mfr. Part No.776299-1
R 10.513
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
Female AMPSEAL 16 Connector Housing AMPSEAL 16 0.75mm² 2mm² - Gold 18AWG Copper Alloy 14AWG - - -40°C +120°C
RS stock no. 865-3968
Mfr. Part No.1586054-2
R 4.872
Each (In a Pack of 3500)
Male VAL-U-LOK Connector Housing VAL-U-LOK - 1.3mm² Crimp Gold - Brass 16AWG - - -40°C +105°C
RS stock no. 164-0016
Mfr. Part No.345807-1
R 6,057.62
1 Reel of 6000
Male Econoseal III 070 Connector Housing Econoseal III 070 0.75mm² 2mm² Crimp Tin - Brass - - - - -
RS stock no. 184-8087
Mfr. Part No.BNIS-02V
R 2,365.14
Each (In a Bag of 2000)
- BNI Disconnectable Crimp Style Connectors BNI - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 187-3861
Mfr. Part No.DF11-30SCFA(04)
R 1.609
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
Female DF11 Series Connectors DF11 - - Crimp Gold - Phosphor Copper 30AWG - 30mΩ -30°C +85°C
RS stock no. 182-2989
Mfr. Part No.76347-302LF
R 2.229
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Female Board to Board Connectors - - - - - - - - - 15mΩ - -
RS stock no. 719-0497
Mfr. Part No.925819-3
R 1.65
Each (In a Pack of 25)
- - AMP-IN 0.1mm² 0.4mm² Crimp Tin 26AWG Brass 22AWG - - - -
RS stock no. 683-1377
Mfr. Part No.177917-1
R 3.348
Each (In a Pack of 50)
Male Power Double Lock Connector Housing Power Double Lock 0.5mm² 1.3mm² Crimp Tin 20AWG Copper Alloy 16AWG - - -30°C +105°C
RS stock no. 189-5940
Mfr. Part No.61314-1
R 0.708
Each (On a Reel of 7000)
Female Commercial MATE-N-LOK Housings Commercial MATE-N-LOK 0.2mm² 0.82mm² Crimp Tin 24AWG Brass 18AWG 61314 3.5mΩ -55°C +105°C
RS stock no. 719-6460
Mfr. Part No.643077-4
R 10.244
Each (In a Pack of 5)
- MTA-100 Series MTA-100 - - - - - - - 643077 - - -
RS stock no. 837-1684
Mfr. Part No.172160-1805
R 1.594
Each (In a Pack of 100)
Female EdgeMate Connector Housing EdgeMate 0.5mm² 0.8mm² Crimp Gold 20AWG Brass 18AWG 172160 10mΩ -40°C +80°C
RS stock no. 161-3517
Mfr. Part No.M22-3040042
R 0.786
Each (On a Reel of 10000)
Female M22 Connector Housing M22 - - Crimp Gold 30AWG Phosphor Bronze 24AWG - 30MΩ -25°C +85°C
RS stock no. 165-0890
Mfr. Part No.2-179472-2
R 3.983
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
- AMP CT Connector - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 366-1888
Mfr. Part No.794273-1
R 9.376
Each (In a Pack of 10)
- - MATE-N-LOK - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 137-0824
Mfr. Part No.48234-002LF
R 3.955
Each (In a Box of 1000)
Female Mini-Latch Connector Housing Mini-PV - - Crimp Gold 26AWG Copper 22AWG - <2mΩ -40°C +105°C
RS stock no. 173-0949
Mfr. Part No.H317501
R 7.128
Each (In a Pack of 1000)
Female - H31 - - Wire Wrap Gold - Beryllium Copper - - 10mΩ -55°C +125°C
RS stock no. 123-5186
Mfr. Part No.200122-0008
R 15.793
Each (In a Pack of 4)
- 171692 Mega-Fit Receptacle Housing Mega-Fit - - - - - - - 200122 - - -
RS stock no. 172-5150
Mfr. Part No.64800113722DEC
R 2.047
Each (In a Bag of 100)
Female 1.50 mm WR-WTB Connector Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp Tin 30AWG Copper Alloy 28AWG - - -25°C +85°C