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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RS Stock No. 161-1695
Mfr. Part No.131331
TWD10.20
Each (In a Box of 100)
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.2mm² Shrouded 1.6mm² 22AWG 16AWG 23mm 12.4mm 3.5mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 190-4004
Mfr. Part No.131331
TWD66,100.00
1 Box of 10000
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.2mm² Shrouded 1.6mm² 22AWG 16AWG 23mm 12.4mm 3.5mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 164-1461
Mfr. Part No.131444
TWD13,860.00
1 Box of 1000
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23mm 10.3mm 4.9mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 278-9288
Mfr. Part No.131444
TWD17.70
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23mm 10.3mm 4.9mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 164-1809
Mfr. Part No.130861
TWD6,980.00
1 Box of 1000
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.64mm² 22AWG 16AWG 19.5mm 8.7mm 3.5mm 2.95mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 710-5329
Mfr. Part No.130861
TWD10.20
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.64mm² 22AWG 16AWG 19.5mm 8.7mm 3.5mm 2.95mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 613-9700
BrandRS PRO
TWD4.20
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 23.8mm 13mm 4mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 111-5342
Mfr. Part No.FV1.25-AF2.3A(LF)K
BrandJST
TWD7.20
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 18mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 166-7383
Mfr. Part No.FV1.25-AF2.3A(LF)K
BrandJST
TWD5,608.00
1 Box of 1000
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 18mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 267-4473
BrandRS PRO
TWD5.50
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. 688-1252
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-AF2.3A
BrandJST
TWD7.90
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male FV Insulated Vinyl 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.2mm 18mm 4.5mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 688-1256
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-AFW
BrandJST
TWD6.70
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male FV Insulated Vinyl 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.2mm 18.2mm 4.5mm 4.6mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 164-1462
Mfr. Part No.131445
TWD21.10
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. 534-654
BrandRS PRO
TWD5.20
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. 267-4502
BrandRS PRO
TWD5.90
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. 178-7240
BrandRS PRO
TWD4.20
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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- - Uninsulated - 4mm² - 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 16mm 10mm 3.4mm 2.8mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 267-4079
BrandRS PRO
TWD2.40
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28.2mm 17.4mm 5.2mm 3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 166-7372
Mfr. Part No.FVDWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
TWD6,913.00
1 Box of 1000
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Male AF Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Shrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.3mm 18mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7243
BrandRS PRO
TWD6.20
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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- - Insulated PC 1.5mm² - 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 26mm - 2.3 (d1) mm, 4.7 (D) mm - -
RS Stock No. 457-4022
Mfr. Part No.151467
TWD27.30
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male PIDG Insulated PVC 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.6mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.4mm 13mm 3.5mm 4.6mm 0.78mm