Keying Plugs

Keyring plugs are handheld termination tools used to insert wires onto individual socket terminations in connectors.

Design and use of a keyring plug

Keyring plugs have a T-shaped handle on one end for ease of use. On the other end is a slotted blade. This slotted blade is used to insert the wire into the connector. The blade is specifically designed to fit into the connector slot to terminate the wire using the displacement terminating technique.

This technique requires inserting an unstripped wire into a slotted contact beam to form a reliable electrical connection between the conductor and contact.

Wire insertion technique using a keyring plug

  • First, place the connector on a flat surface to prevent possible rocking when inserting the wire.
  • Position wire over the contact in the connector and make sure the end of the wire does not extend over the shoulder of the connector.
  • Start the wire into contact with the finger.
  • Place appropriate tool on wire over contact so that the centerline of the tool matches the contact.
  • Holding the tool handle, apply a constant direct pressure until the wire is terminated with the contact.

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RS Stock No. 129-5079
Mfr. Part No.59803-1
$65.40
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Female - MTA-100 7.11mm 1.02mm 2.67mm - - Copper Alloy, Nylon, PET, Phosphor Bronze -
RS Stock No. 296-5066
Mfr. Part No.15-04-9209
BrandMolex
$0.101
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- - KK - - - - - - 42474
RS Stock No. 712-2261
Mfr. Part No.200821-1
$0.566
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- - - 25.4mm - - 3.17mm - - -
RS Stock No. 797-8903
Mfr. Part No.34345-0001
BrandMolex
$0.295
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- - 34345 36.5mm 3mm - 1.77mm Natural PET -
RS Stock No. 718-8407
Mfr. Part No.650025-2
$0.702
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- - - 7.49mm 3.81mm 1.44mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 166-0654
Mfr. Part No.HIF3-GPIN(A)
BrandHirose
$0.454
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- - HIF3 - 0.8mm - - White Poly Acetal -
RS Stock No. 712-2438
Mfr. Part No.641994-1
$0.124
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- - MTA-100 7.87mm 1.96mm 1.96mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 896-0963
Mfr. Part No.HIF3-GPIN(A)
BrandHirose
$0.518
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- - HIF3 - 0.8mm - - White Poly Acetal -
RS Stock No. 710-0356
Mfr. Part No.641623-1
$0.183
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Male - MTA-156 7.87mm - 3.18mm - Natural Nylon -
RS Stock No. 360-6853
Mfr. Part No.15-04-0292
BrandMolex
$0.391
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- - C-Grid - - - - - - 4161
RS Stock No. 164-7808
Mfr. Part No.641623-1
$0.144
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Male - MTA-156 7.87mm - 3.18mm - Natural Nylon -
RS Stock No. 170-7068
Mfr. Part No.15-04-0292
BrandMolex
$0.245
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- - C-Grid - - - - - - 4161
RS Stock No. 797-8717
Mfr. Part No.15-04-0220
BrandMolex
$0.142
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- - 2560 14.53mm 3.6mm - 1.83mm Natural Nylon -
RS Stock No. 164-4157
Mfr. Part No.5-100525-4
$2.372
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Male - - 8.9mm 10.8mm 6.5mm - Green Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon -
RS Stock No. 739-0965
Mfr. Part No.5-100525-4
$3.41
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Male - - 8.9mm 10.8mm 6.5mm - Green Glass Fibre Reinforced Nylon -
RS Stock No. 164-9460
Mfr. Part No.770377-1
$0.314
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- - Mate-N-Lok 23.88mm 3.3mm - - White - -
RS Stock No. 172-5251
Mfr. Part No.691399900003
$0.806
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 165-0489
Mfr. Part No.2-100526-0
$1.19
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Female - - 9.9mm 10.6mm 6.1mm - Blue Lilac - -
RS Stock No. 823-6327
Mfr. Part No.691399900003
$1,059.22
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 710-0053
Mfr. Part No.640629-1
$0.254
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Male - MTA-156 7.62mm 1.3mm 2.16mm - Natural Nylon -
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