Fork Terminals

A crimp spade terminal, also known as a fork or split ring is a short metal tube with flat fork attached. The tube or barrel end of the crimp is a hollow tube where the stranded wire is inserted and crimped. The contact or connection end is a flat fork with a central hole which connects to a stud or bolt. Ring terminals are insulated or non-insulated.


What do fork terminals do?


An electrical crimp is a solderless electrical connection. Fork terminals are used to connect wiring to screws and studs.


What can you use fork terminals for?



  • Electrical panels

  • Terminal blocks

  • Wiring harnesses


Types


Crimp terminals are available in a wide variety of ring sizes and wire sizes. The CSA (cross sectional area) or AWG (American wire gauge) of the stranded wire is the most critical. The size of the stranded wire must be adequately matched to meet the amperage. The size of the fork is matched to the bolt or stud size, usually in a metric measurement.


Insulated Terminals


DIN 46237 colour coding is the most popular type of crimp terminal. Colour coding is used to denote a wire size.



  • Red 0.5 mm² to 1.5 mm²

  • Yellow 2.5 mm² to 6 mm²

  • Blue 1.5 mm² to 2.5 mm²


Other colours by different manufactures are now available.


Non-insulated


Non-insulated terminals are bigger terminals. Non-insulated terminals connect to bigger studs and bolts. Non-insulated fork terminals have the capacity to except larger stranded wire. More specialised tooling is required for these heavy-duty terminals.


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RS Stock No. 164-8611
Mfr. Part No.32050
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.53mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M4 Red Tin 23.06mm Copper
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Mfr. Part No.34154
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 9.52mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M3.5 Red Tin 23.37mm Copper
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Mfr. Part No.34154
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 9.52mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M3.5 Red Tin 23.37mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-8480
Mfr. Part No.130625
HK$5.81
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 13.5mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 Yellow Tin 32.6mm Copper
RS Stock No. 528-9214
Mfr. Part No.130625
HK$6.46
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 13.5mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 Yellow Tin 32.6mm Copper
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Mfr. Part No.130516
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 7.1mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M4 Red Tin 20.8mm Copper
RS Stock No. 190-3739
Mfr. Part No.32053
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.53mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG Unshrouded M4 (#8) Red Tin 23.06mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-4191
Mfr. Part No.53244-2
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated Vinyl 6.2mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M4 Blue Tin 22.15mm Copper
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Mfr. Part No.32053
HK$4.035
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.53mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG Unshrouded M4 (#8) Red Tin 23.06mm Copper
RS Stock No. 745-4741
Mfr. Part No.53244-2
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated Vinyl 6.2mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M4 Blue Tin 22.15mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-2293
Mfr. Part No.52433-1
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52433 Insulated Nylon 11.1mm 3mm² 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 (1/4) Yellow Tin 32.74mm Phosphor Bronze
RS Stock No. 825-2114
Mfr. Part No.52433-1
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52433 Insulated Nylon 11.1mm 3mm² 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 (1/4) Yellow Tin 32.74mm Phosphor Bronze
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Mfr. Part No.130516
HK$2.521
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 7.1mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M4 Red Tin 20.8mm Copper
RS Stock No. 842-090
Mfr. Part No.34165
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated Vinyl 9.78mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M3.5 Blue Tin 23.37mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-1626
Mfr. Part No.32058
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.53mm 1.25mm² 2mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M3.5 Blue Tin 23.06mm Copper
RS Stock No. 163-8433
Mfr. Part No.34166
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PLASTI-GRIP Insulated Vinyl 9.78mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M4 Blue Tin 23.37mm Copper
RS Stock No. 680-5630
Mfr. Part No.323682
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 12.7mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M6 Black, Yellow Tin 30.18mm Copper
RS Stock No. 457-3978
Mfr. Part No.32058
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.53mm 1.25mm² 2mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M3.5 Blue Tin 23.06mm Copper
RS Stock No. 165-0566
Mfr. Part No.323682
HK$5.57
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 12.7mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M6 Black, Yellow Tin 30.18mm Copper