What is Crimp Contact

By Bester PCBA

Last Updated: 2023-11-20

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What is Crimp Contact

A crimp contact is a component used in the PCBs to establish secure and reliable electrical connections. It is designed to be attached to a wire or cable, allowing it to be connected to other components or circuits on a PCB. The crimp contact is terminated onto the wire using a crimping method, which involves compressing and reshaping the wire and connector.

The crimping process is crucial in ensuring the effectiveness and durability of the connection. When performed correctly, it creates a strong and reliable electrical connection between the wire and the crimp contact. To achieve this, it is essential to use a high-quality crimp tool that can properly compress and reshape the wire and connector.

Crimp contacts are designed to be compatible with wires of specific sizes. The size of the wire is typically measured using the American Wire Gauge (AWG) standard or in square millimeters (mm2). This compatibility ensures that the crimp contact can securely attach to the wire and establish a reliable electrical connection.

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