Matchmaking Wires & Wire Terminals
Wires get lonely! They like to socialize and maintain good company just like the rest of us (most of the time anyway). Good-hearted wires need healthy companionship with wire terminals. For example, a nice looking wire terminal from a family of good character typically make a great match for our wires. Excellent work ethic is another necessary trait.
After building wire harness assemblies for over 30+ years, the team at Falconer Electronics likes to claim themselves as expert matchmakers of wires and wire terminals. We match wire and terminals safely and accurately. Wires need a terminal that is strong, loyal, hard-working and dedicated. Another requirement: Wire terminals that give great hugs. Holding on super tight to their wire companions is mandatory!
In other words, a terminal that is committed to a long-term relationship. Short-term flings or a one-night stand simply does not fly around here. We only match wires and terminals that fit as soulmates. Life partners that fight through thick and thin.
Just look at all of these happy love birds that were recently matched up:
Types of Wire Terminals
A terminal establishes an electrical connection by terminating a conductor or wire. When matching the right wire with the best terminal, there are several factors to consider: Wire gauge, screw or stud size, as well as the electric throughput. Therefore, it is critical that the wire and terminal can handle the measure of electricity.
Various types of terminals include: Ring terminals – Fork terminals – Hook terminals – Spade terminals – Insulated and Non-insulated
Insulation on a terminal provides extra protection against extreme hot or cold temperatures. The insulation on the terminal also helps prevent dust particles or debris from creating havoc within the connection. Lastly, the insulation will serve as a protector against corrosion or moisture from having a negative impact on the connection.
Looking for a seasoned matchmaker of wire and wire terminals? Please contact us at your earliest convenience. We Love playing cupid!
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