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 does it do?
An electrical crimp is a solderless electrical connection. Fork terminals are used to connect wiring to screws and studs.
Why do you need it / applications?
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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Description Price Series Insulation Insulation Material Width Minimum Wire Size mm² Maximum Wire Size mm² Minimum Wire Size AWG Maximum Wire Size AWG Shrouded/Unshrouded Stud Size Colour Contact Plating Overall Length Contact Material
RS Stock No. 838-8178
Mfr. Part No.FVWS5.5-S3A(LF)
BrandJST
$0.205
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A Insulated Vinyl 7.2mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG Shrouded 3.5mm Yellow - 26.2mm -
RS Stock No. 165-0578
Mfr. Part No.34111
$197.00
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Solistrand Uninsulated - 7.92mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M4 - Tin 15.77mm Copper
RS Stock No. 239-4177
BrandRS PRO
$0.176
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- Insulated Nylon 5mm 0.2mm² 0.5mm² 26AWG 22AWG - M3 Yellow Tin - Copper
RS Stock No. 433-056
BrandRS PRO
$0.061
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- Uninsulated - 9.5mm 0.5mm² 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG Unshrouded M5 - Tin 17.25mm Copper
RS Stock No. 166-7567
Mfr. Part No.FVWS5.5-S3A(LF)
BrandJST
$0.157
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A Insulated Vinyl 7.2mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG Shrouded 3.5mm Yellow - 26.2mm -
RS Stock No. 161-1819
Mfr. Part No.130516
$0.48
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 7.1mm 0.26mm² 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M4 Red Tin 20.8mm Copper
RS Stock No. 688-1274
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-YS4A
BrandJST
$0.099
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- - Vinyl 6.4mm 1mm² 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG - 4mm Blue - 19.6mm -
RS Stock No. 267-3717
BrandRS PRO
$0.201
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SNYD Insulated Nylon 5.7mm 0.5mm² 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M3 (#4) Red Tin 22mm Copper
RS Stock No. 613-9558
BrandRS PRO
$0.293
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- Insulated Vinyl 12mm 1.5mm² 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M8 Blue Tin 25.7mm Copper
RS Stock No. 534-632
BrandRS PRO
$0.131
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- Insulated Vinyl 6.4mm 1.5mm² 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG - M3.5 Blue Tin 20.5mm Copper
RS Stock No. 267-3795
BrandRS PRO
$0.207
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SNYD Insulated Nylon 8.3mm 4mm² 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M3 (#6) Blue Tin 25.5mm Copper
RS Stock No. 804-6966
Mfr. Part No.3240039
$0.349
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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C-FCI 2.5/M4 Uninsulated - 7.2mm 1.5mm² 2.5mm² - - Unshrouded M4 Blue - 22.5mm -
RS Stock No. 613-9570
BrandRS PRO
$0.249
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- Insulated Vinyl 9mm 4mm² 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 Yellow Tin 25.5mm Copper
RS Stock No. 457-5053
Mfr. Part No.326859
$0.954
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 7.92mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M3.5 Yellow Tin 27.81mm Copper
RS Stock No. 613-9384
BrandRS PRO
$0.13
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- Insulated Vinyl 5.7mm 0.5mm² 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG - M3 Red Tin 22mm Copper
RS Stock No. 534-474
BrandRS PRO
$0.448
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- Insulated Vinyl 12mm 2.5mm² 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 Yellow Tin 32.5mm Copper
RS Stock No. 680-5491
Mfr. Part No.130491
$0.885
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 9.5mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M6 Yellow Tin 32.1mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-8620
Mfr. Part No.326859
$0.815
Each (In a Box of 500)
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 7.92mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M3.5 Yellow Tin 27.81mm Copper
RS Stock No. 457-5081
Mfr. Part No.32589
$0.612
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PIDG Insulated Nylon 10.31mm 2.6mm² 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG - M5 Yellow Tin 27.81mm Copper
RS Stock No. 164-8611
Mfr. Part No.32050
$616.00
1 Box of 1000
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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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