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. 534-294
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.721
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28mm 17.6mm 4.3mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 433-084
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.128
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Uninsulated - 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 28mm 18mm 4mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-373
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.187
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 17.1mm 4.1mm 3.1mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 534-525
BrandRS PRO
MYR1.11
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 2.5mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 23.5mm 10mm 6.6mm 3mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 534-654
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.778
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28mm 18.1mm 4.8mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 278-9288
Mfr. Part No.131444
MYR2.213
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23mm 10.3mm 4.9mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 164-1461
Mfr. Part No.131444
MYR1,270.00
1 Box of 1000
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Male PLASTI-GRIP Insulated PVC 1mm² Unshrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23mm 10.3mm 4.9mm 2.95mm -
RS Stock No. 613-9722
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.562
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 23.8mm 13mm 4.5mm 2.4mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 624-1257
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.626
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Vinyl 4mm² Unshrouded 6mm² 12AWG 10AWG 30.2mm 17.2mm 6.4mm 4.6mm 1mm
RS Stock No. 267-4467
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.905
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Insulated Nylon 0.5mm² Unshrouded 1.5mm² 22AWG 16AWG 20.8mm 10mm 4.5mm 2.3mm 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 166-7480
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-AFW
BrandJST
MYR793.77
1 Box of 1000
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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. 688-1256
Mfr. Part No.FVWS2-AFW
BrandJST
MYR0.994
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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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. 111-5342
Mfr. Part No.FV1.25-AF2.3A(LF)K
BrandJST
MYR0.851
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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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. 838-8190
Mfr. Part No.FVDWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
MYR1.668
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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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. 688-1192
Mfr. Part No.FVWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
MYR0.965
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male FV Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 18mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 166-7462
Mfr. Part No.FVWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
MYR732.40
1 Box of 1000
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Male FV Insulated Vinyl 0.25mm² Unshrouded 1.65mm² 22AWG 16AWG 27.2mm 18mm 4mm 2.3mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 166-7372
Mfr. Part No.FVDWS1.25-AF2.3A(LF)
BrandJST
MYR1,025.43
1 Box of 1000
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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. 208-2694
BrandRS PRO
MYR0.542
Each (In a Pack of 100)
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Male - Uninsulated - 1.5mm² Unshrouded 2.5mm² 16AWG 14AWG 28mm 18mm 4.5mm 2.5mm 0.8mm
RS Stock No. 166-7383
Mfr. Part No.FV1.25-AF2.3A(LF)K
BrandJST
MYR791.27
1 Box of 1000
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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. 163-9099
Mfr. Part No.131330
MYR1,050.60
1 Box of 1000
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Male PIDG Insulated Nylon 1mm² Shrouded 2.6mm² 16AWG 14AWG 22.63mm 12.57mm 4.1mm 2.92mm -