Insulated Bootlace Lug 0.5mm Black
- How are they used?.
A wire or cable is stripped to the same length as the terminal and pushed into the correct size ferrule. Through the collar so that the ends of the wire are flush with the end of the tube. A suitable size cable crimping tool is then used to crimp the metal tube to the wire.
- Why are they used?.
When the end of a multi strand wire is placed under a screw terminal the strands of the wire will fan out as the screw is tightened. In extreme cases of over-tightening the screw can even sever some of the strands of the wire.
This can reduce the quality of the electrical connection and could lead to shorts. Using a bootlace crimp with all the strands captured in the ferrule tube makes for a reliable connection, that is also easier to remove and reinstall without damage to the wire ends.
- Where are they used?.
Bootlace Ferrules are mainly used in applications to improve connection reliability such as circuit breakers, control panels, and boxes, or larger consumer units in multi occupancy buildings.