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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Description Price Gender Series Insulation Insulation Material Minimum Wire Size mm² Shrouded/Unshrouded Maximum Wire Size mm² Minimum Wire Size AWG Maximum Wire Size AWG Overall Length Blade Length Inner Diameter Blade Width Blade Thickness
RS stock no. 534-840
BrandRS PRO
R 1.435
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Uninsulated - - Unshrouded - - - 22.7mm 22.7mm - 6.3mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 534-654
BrandRS PRO
R 2.74
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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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. 267-4372
BrandRS PRO
R 4.301
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28.2mm 17.4mm 4.5mm 4.6mm 0.75mm
RS stock no. 278-9294
Mfr. Part No.131445
R 12.202
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 2.6mm² Unshrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 29.4mm 11.8mm 6.4mm 4.2mm -
RS stock no. 164-1462
Mfr. Part No.131445
R 11.036
Each (In a Box of 500)
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 2.6mm² Unshrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 29.4mm 11.8mm 6.4mm 4.2mm -
RS stock no. 267-4473
BrandRS PRO
R 2.867
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28.8mm 18mm 4.5mm 2.2mm 0.75mm
RS stock no. 534-294
BrandRS PRO
R 2.503
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28mm 17.6mm 4.3mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 613-9687
BrandRS PRO
R 2.52
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 21.8mm 11mm 4mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS stock no. 164-1509
Mfr. Part No.151467
R 12,856.48
1 Box of 1000
Box(es)
Male PIDG Insulated PVC 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.6mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.4mm 13mm 3.5mm 4.6mm 0.78mm
RS stock no. 457-4022
Mfr. Part No.151467
R 18.793
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male PIDG Insulated PVC 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.6mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.4mm 13mm 3.5mm 4.6mm 0.78mm
RS stock no. 624-1229
BrandRS PRO
R 1.659
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.2mm 16.8mm 4.5mm 3mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 688-1195
Mfr. Part No.FVWS1.25-AF2.3B(LF)
BrandJST
R 2.862
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male FV Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 19.2mm 10mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 267-4502
BrandRS PRO
R 3.081
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28.8mm 18mm 5.2mm 2.2mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 267-4518
BrandRS PRO
R 1.764
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 4mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 31mm 18mm 7mm 4.5mm 1mm
RS stock no. 166-7463
Mfr. Part No.FVWS1.25-AF2.3B(LF)
BrandJST
R 2,273.23
1 Box of 1000
Box(es)
Male FV Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 19.2mm 10mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 534-727
BrandRS PRO
R 3.214
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.2mm 17.6mm 4.5mm 3.1mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 613-9722
BrandRS PRO
R 2.003
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23.8mm 13mm 4.5mm 2.4mm 0.8mm
RS stock no. 267-4063
BrandRS PRO
R 1.06
Each (In a Pack of 100)
units
Male - Insulated Nylon 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28.2mm 17.4mm 4.5mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS stock no. 624-1257
BrandRS PRO
R 1.382
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 4mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 30.2mm 17.2mm 6.4mm 4.6mm 1mm
RS stock no. 457-5384
Mfr. Part No.150730
R 4.29
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.26mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28.57mm 12mm 3.2mm 2.39mm 0.84mm