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
SGD0.471
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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. 178-7246
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.086
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- - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.8mm 18mm 1.7mm 2.2mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 166-7422
Mfr. Part No.FVWS5.5-AFW(LF)
BrandJST
SGD0.444
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Male AF Insulated Vinyl 2.6mm² Shrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 32.1mm 18.6mm 6.8mm 4.5mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 178-7242
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.099
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- - Uninsulated - 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 15mm 15mm - 5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 178-7245
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.076
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- - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 23.8mm 14mm 1.7mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 457-5384
Mfr. Part No.150730
SGD0.617
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 0.26mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28.57mm 12mm 3.2mm 2.39mm 0.84mm
RS Stock No. 166-7371
Mfr. Part No.FV5.5-AFW(LF)K
BrandJST
SGD0.376
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 2.6mm² Unshrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 32.1mm 18.6mm 6.8mm 4.5mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 166-7372
Mfr. Part No.FVDWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
SGD334.97
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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. 166-7480
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-AFW
BrandJST
SGD246.79
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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. 178-7249
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.096
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- - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² - 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 25mm 14mm 1.7mm 3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 111-5342
Mfr. Part No.FV1.25-AF2.3A(LF)K
BrandJST
SGD0.28
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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. 178-7252
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.119
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- - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² - 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 29.3mm 18mm 2.3mm 2.8mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 164-8499
Mfr. Part No.151469
SGD1,285.71
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.41mm 16mm 4.2mm 4.6mm 0.84mm
RS Stock No. 838-8184
Mfr. Part No.FVWS5.5-AFW(LF)
BrandJST
SGD0.674
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Male AF Insulated Vinyl 2.6mm² Shrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 32.1mm 18.6mm 6.8mm 4.5mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 838-8190
Mfr. Part No.FVDWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
SGD0.508
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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. 166-7463
Mfr. Part No.FVWS1.25-AF2.3B(LF)
BrandJST
SGD217.22
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Male FV Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 19.2mm 10mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 190-4037
Mfr. Part No.154724
SGD1,234.20
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Male PIDG Insulated - 1.25mm² Unshrouded 2mm² 16AWG 14AWG 27.16mm 17.2mm 4.3mm 3.05mm -
RS Stock No. 166-7356
Mfr. Part No.FVWS5.5-1AF(LF)
BrandJST
SGD0.35
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Male AF Insulated Vinyl 2.6mm² Shrouded 6.6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 23.5mm 10mm 6.8mm 2.8mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 178-7251
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.113
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- - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² - 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 24.3mm 13mm 2.3mm 2.4mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-373
BrandRS PRO
SGD0.058
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 17.1mm 4.1mm 3.1mm 0.8mm