TE Connectivity CERTI-CRIMP II Ratchet Crimping Tool for Mini-Universal MATE-N-LOK Contacts

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TE Connectivity Premium Grade CERTI-CRIMP II Hand Crimping Tool for Mini-Universal MATE-N-LOK Contacts

The Importance of a High-Quality Crimp

When a crimping tool is used on a terminal, two crimps take place at the same time. One is the electrical connection between conductor and terminal. The other is the insulation crimp which provides strain relief against vibration and tension. It is important that the electrical connection is gas tight without any voids between the wire strands and the terminal. If there any voids present, then corrosion can occur causing resistance and excessive heat which damages the electrical connection. Using a good quality crimping tool will ensure that a full, gas tight crimp is produced preventing future deterioration of the electrical connection and insulation breakage

TE Premium Grade CERTI-CRIMP II Hand Crimping Tool - Overview

From TE Connectivity, a premium grade hand operated crimping tool designed to high specifications using high-quality materials for producing top quality consistent crimps with optimal electrical and mechanical performance. The premium grade tools are easy to use and require minimum operator skill to produce high quality crimps to specified parameters. The crimping tool consists of a CERTI-CRIMP tool ratchet, a fixed die called a crimper and a movable die called an anvil. A locator and insulation stop help to position the contact in the tool and limit the distance the stripped wire can be inserted into the contact. To aid identification the wire size information is displayed on the front of the crimp tool. The handles of the crimp tool are set to specific pressures to meet different crimp force requirements. The whole design of this premium handing crimping tool ensures that a complete crimp cycle is achieved regardless of operator fatigue or tool wear and tear.


The CERTI-CRIMP ratchet is factory set to stay locked until the handles of the tool are fully closed and the dies are bottomed. This prevents partial crimps by ensuring that a full crimping cycle is achieved. The CERTI-CRIMP ratchet also enables the operator to repeatedly produce consistent, high-quality crimps.

Insulation Height Adjustment Knob

This CERTI-CRIMP II crimping tool features an insulation height adjustment knob with 4 adjustable heights. This feature is used to control the crimp height of the insulation barrel during crimping to take into account different insulation thicknesses

Key Features and Benefits

• High specification design using high-quality material
• Minimum operator skill required
• CERTI-CRIMP ratchet mechanism guarantees full crimp cycle
• Locator and insulation stop help to position the contact
• Insulation height adjustment knob
• Ergonomically designed handles with pre-set handle force pressures
• Fixed crimp dies
• Wire size information on the head of the tool for easy identification


This TE Connectivity premium Grade crimping tool is ideal for use in low production runs, prototype work and repairs and any other application that requires consistent, high-quality terminations. This CERTI-CRIMP premium grade hand crimp tool is also suitable for use in most military, UL and CSA applications

Questions and Answers

Are Dies Included?
Yes the dies are fixed inside the crimping tool

What Terminals can this Crimping Tool be used with?
This hand crimping tool is exclusively for use with uninsulated TE Connectivity Mini-Universal MATE-N-LOK contacts with a wire size range of 22 to 18 AWG

What Kind of Crimp Does this Tool Produce?
This tool produces an open barrel F style crimp

Is this Crimping Tool Easy to Use?
Yes, the premium grade crimping tools are designed to be used with minimum operator skill. The manufacturer datasheet on our website gives clear instructions on how to use the tool

What is the Service Life of this Crimping Tool?
A potential service life of over 50000 cycles is possible if the tool is properly maintained and the tools is repairable



Attribute Value
Crimp Connector Type Mini-Universal MATE-N-LOK Contacts
Crimp Tool Type Plier
For Use With Backplane and Circular Contacts 16-24 AWG
Wire Size mm² 0.3 → 0.8mm²
Primary Keyword Crimping Tool
Wire Size AWG 22 → 18
Overall Length 297 mm
6 In stock for delivery within 5 working day(s) (Global Stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 1,128.59
(exc. GST)
$ 1,241.45
(inc. GST)
Per unit
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