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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RS Stock No. 189-1425
Mfr. Part No.90119-2111
BrandMolex
TWD4.30
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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Female 90123 C-Grid III Modular Crimp Housings, 90142 C-Grid III Modular Crimp Housings, 90143 C-Grid III Modular Crimp Housings, 90156 C-Grid III Modular Crimp Housings, 90160 C-Grid III Modular Crimp Housings C-Grid III - - Compression, Crimp Gold, Tin 24AWG Phosphor Bronze 22AWG 90119 20mΩ -55°C +105°C
RS Stock No. 180-1238
Mfr. Part No.CC03M-2830-01-G
BrandSamtec
TWD3.30
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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- Housing ISDF CC03M - - Crimp Gold 28AWG Beryllium Copper 30AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 863-8978
Mfr. Part No.1-102681-2
TWD62.40
Each (In a Pack of 500)
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- Double Row Receptacle Assemblies AMPMODU - - - - - - - 102681 - - -
RS Stock No. 188-8785
Mfr. Part No.43031-0004
BrandMolex
TWD3.20
Each (On a Reel of 12000)
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Male 43020 Micro-Fit 3.0 Plug Housings, 43640 Micro-Fit 3.0 Plug Housings, 44300 Micro-Fit BMI Plug Housings, 46625 Micro-Fit BMI Plug Housings Micro-Fit - - Compression, Crimp Tin 30AWG Phosphor Bronze 26AWG 43031 10mΩ -40°C +105°C
RS Stock No. 2508922829
Mfr. Part No.0322-015013427100
BrandMill-Max
TWD1,389.00
1 Pack of 100
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