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. 797-8903
Mfr. Part No.34345-0001
BrandMolex
MYR0.773
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- - 34345 36.5mm 3mm - 1.77mm Natural PET -
RS Stock No. 360-6853
Mfr. Part No.15-04-0292
BrandMolex
MYR1.029
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- - C-Grid - - - - - - 4161
RS Stock No. 170-7068
Mfr. Part No.15-04-0292
BrandMolex
MYR0.641
Each (In a Bag of 5000)
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- - C-Grid - - - - - - 4161
RS Stock No. 129-5079
Mfr. Part No.59803-1
MYR140.69
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Female - MTA-100 7.11mm 1.02mm 2.67mm - - Copper Alloy, Nylon, PET, Phosphor Bronze -
RS Stock No. 712-2261
Mfr. Part No.200821-1
MYR1.48
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- - - 25.4mm - - 3.17mm - - -
RS Stock No. 681-2644
Mfr. Part No.86286-1
MYR1.166
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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- - AMPMODU MOD II, AMPMODU MOD IV 6.73mm 2.28mm 1.9mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 164-0120
Mfr. Part No.86286-1
MYR0.729
Each (In a Box of 2000)
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- - AMPMODU MOD II, AMPMODU MOD IV 6.73mm 2.28mm 1.9mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 509-2076
Mfr. Part No.87077-2
MYR0.846
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Male - MOD IV 15.2mm 1.72mm 2.11mm - Natural Nylon -
RS Stock No. 823-6323
Mfr. Part No.691399900002
MYR3.39
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 795-0804
Mfr. Part No.100526-9
MYR2.97
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Female - 100526 9.9mm 10.6mm 6.1mm - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 163-9885
Mfr. Part No.1-640415-0
MYR0.746
Each (In a Bag of 10000)
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- - - 19.55mm - - 3.17mm - - -
RS Stock No. 186-4847
Mfr. Part No.926495-1
MYR10.033
Each (In a Bag of 1000)
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- - - 93.5mm 8mm 3.6mm - Red - 926495
RS Stock No. 823-6327
Mfr. Part No.691399900003
MYR3.39
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 896-0963
Mfr. Part No.HIF3-GPIN(A)
BrandHirose
MYR1.39
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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- - HIF3 - 0.8mm - - White Poly Acetal -
RS Stock No. 172-5248
Mfr. Part No.691399900002
MYR2.077
Each (In a Box of 400)
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 172-5251
Mfr. Part No.691399900003
MYR2.20
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- - WR-TBL - - - - Red Polyamide -
RS Stock No. 121-2800
Mfr. Part No.3439-2
Brand3M
MYR1.941
Each (In a Lot of 20)
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- - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 179-2437
Mfr. Part No.18.5501
MYR11.66
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Male 3 Dia.mm MVS3 - - - 3mm - Copper -
RS Stock No. 779-3071
Mfr. Part No.A3-GPIN(A)
BrandHirose
MYR0.425
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Male - A3 1.1mm 1.1mm 2mm - White POM -
RS Stock No. 720-0840
Mfr. Part No.87179-1
MYR1.00
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- - - 17.78mm 1.96mm - - - - -
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