Crimp Contacts

Crimp contacts are one of the key component parts of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Contacts are electrical components which are made from a conductive material. When to contacts come together they can pass an electrical current between them.


Contacts are often used to complete the circuit on a PCB by conducting electrical current from the connector to the PCB. The connector will often be contained within a PCB connector housing, especially where multiple connectors are used.


How are crimp contacts used?

Crimp contacts are used to create circuits in general PCB applications. They are attached to a wire or cable to create these connections. Crimp contacts are terminated using a crimp method. A crimp is essentially where the wire and connector are attached by compression and reshaping. The standard crimp method, when performed well, provides a secure and reliable connection. Where crimping is involved, it is important to use a quality crimp tool to create a secure connection. 


Crimp contacts connect to wires which are compatible in size. Wires are measured using AWG standard or in mm2.


Where are crimp contacts used?

Crimp contacts provide a platform for PCB connectors to attach to. They are commonly used to make PCB sockets and for general PCB prototyping. The connector is mounted on to the printed circuit board, using the contact as an electrical connection. You will find these contacts in many electronics applications, such as household appliances, telecommunications, medical and automotive.


What are crimp contacts made from?

Crimp contacts can be made from and plated with a range of different materials, like bronze, copper or gold. The different material type will vary with conductivity and quality of connection. Contacts are often have a plating of silver or gold for a reliable connection.


What is contact gender?

Crimp contacts come in different genders. Female connector contacts act like a socket, while male connector contacts act like a pin or plug.


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RS Stock No. 172-5144
Mfr. Part No.62000113722DEC
MYR0.394
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Female 2.00 mm WR-WTB Connector Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp Tin 28AWG Copper Alloy 24AWG - - -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 828-1288
Mfr. Part No.62000113722DEC
MYR0.702
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Female 2.00 mm WR-WTB Connector Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp Tin 28AWG Copper Alloy 24AWG - 20mΩ -25°C +85°C
RS Stock No. 828-4764
Mfr. Part No.64900513722DEC
MYR0.25
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Female 4.20 mm WR-MPC4 Connector Housing WR-MPC4 - - Crimp Tin - Copper Alloy 16AWG - 20mΩ -40°C +105°C
New
RS Stock No. 213-8808
Mfr. Part No.64900913722
MYR1,047.05
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Male WR-MPC4 4.20mm Male Plug WR-MPC4 - - Crimp - - - 18AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 828-1459
Mfr. Part No.624124122030
MYR8.83
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Female 1.25 mm, 2.00 mm, 2.50 mm, 3.96 mm WR-WTB Connector Housings WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - -20°C +80°C
RS Stock No. 205-3110
Mfr. Part No.66200413722DEC
MYR0.893
Each (In a Bag of 100)
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Female WR-MPC3 3.00 mm Female Dual Row Receptacle & WR-MPC3 3.00 mm Female Signle Row Receptacle WR 6620 - - Crimp - - - 30AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 211-2971
Mfr. Part No.61910113722
MYR518.50
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-WTB 2.54mm Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 163-5689
Mfr. Part No.662200124015
MYR3.97
Each (In a Bag of 10)
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Male 3.00 mm WR-MPC3 Connector Housing WR-MPC3 - - Crimp - - - 24AWG - - -20°C +80°C
New
RS Stock No. 211-3273
Mfr. Part No.66200413722
MYR3,644.42
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-MPC3 3mm Female Receptacle WR-MPC3 - - Crimp - - - 26AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 211-3589
Mfr. Part No.68810113722
MYR597.37
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-WTB 2.5mm J-Type Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 211-2972
Mfr. Part No.62000113722
MYR1,805.32
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-WTB 2.00mm Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 24AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 828-1516
Mfr. Part No.619100126015
MYR10.06
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female 1.25 mm, 2.00 mm, 2.50 mm, 3.96 mm WR-WTB Connector Housings WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 26AWG - - -20°C +80°C
New
RS Stock No. 213-8685
Mfr. Part No.64600113722DEC
MYR0.523
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Female WR-WTB 2.50mm Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 163-5681
Mfr. Part No.662100124015
MYR3.89
Each (In a Bag of 10)
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Female 3.00 mm WR-MPC3 Connector Housing WR-MPC3 - - Crimp - - - 24AWG - - -20°C +80°C
New
RS Stock No. 211-3258
Mfr. Part No.66200213722
MYR2,653.57
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Male WR-MPC3 3mm Male Plug Housing WR-MPC3 - - Crimp - - - 20AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 211-3267
Mfr. Part No.66200313722
MYR2,836.01
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-MPC3 3mm Female Receptacle WR-MPC3 - - Crimp - - - 20AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 213-8681
Mfr. Part No.64510113722
MYR263.27
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
Female WR-WTB 3.96mm Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 18AWG - - - -
RS Stock No. 828-1339
Mfr. Part No.62400113722DEC
MYR0.964
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Female 2.00 mm WR-WTB Connector Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp Tin 28AWG Copper Alloy 22AWG - 20mΩ -25°C +85°C
New
RS Stock No. 211-3527
Mfr. Part No.68800113722DEC
MYR1.198
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Female WR-WTB 2.5mm J-Type Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 22AWG - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 213-8634
Mfr. Part No.64500113722
MYR938.52
1 Reel of 1
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Female WR-WTB 3.96mm Female Terminal Housing WR-WTB - - Crimp - - - 18AWG - - - -