At State Wire And Terminal, Inc., we are terminal experts. They are not only in our name, they are the product we supply the most of to our customers across a range of industries, from automotive to marine to RV to trucking and heavy construction. We carry a wide range of brands and styles. And if we don’t have a particular style or brand in stock, we can easily special order it.
In this article, we’re going to overview the different types of terminals we stock, then take a deep dive into one particular style: ring terminals. We’ll describe their features, then provide tips for choosing the ring terminal most suited for your needs.
Types of Terminals
In our State Wire catalog, we carry the following types of terminals:
- Battery Terminals
- Brazed Seam
- Butted Seam
- High Temperature
- PVC (Plastic Insulated)
- Nylon Insulated
- Open Barrel
- Shrink Tubing
Here’s a deeper look at ring style terminals.
Ring Terminal Styles and Features
Ring terminals connect a single wire to a single connection point, such as a circuit protection device or power source. They come in sizes from 22 gauge all the way up to 4/0 gauge for heavy-duty applications.
At State Wire, we provide the following types of ring terminals:
|| Brazed Seam. The barrel is bonded with a special silver brazing alloy to prevent the seam from opening from stress or when the wire is pulled. Brazed seam terminals may be crimped from any direction.
|| Shrink Tubing. With this style, the adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing provides a corrosion resistant crimp connection, which improves mechanical performance and abrasion resistance.
|| PVC (Plastic) These feature a flared PVC insulation sleeve that is permanently attached to the barrel. The funneled wire entrance of this style eliminates wire strand “hang up.”
|| Nylon Insulated. The nylon insulation of these terminals provides superior protection. A vibration support sleeve strengthens the barrel and secures the wire to protect against stress and vibration.
|Butted Seam. Butted seam terminals are available upon request for 22-18GA and 16-14GA sizes.
Ring Terminal Selection Tips
When selecting the right ring terminal for your application, you should know the wire gauge and stud size to which you will be connecting the ring terminal. You will also want to keep in mind the connection environment in order to determine which type of insulation you will want to use.
Our State Wire catalog includes a stud size chart to help you choose the right size. We’ve duplicated the chart below. Click on the image to see it at actual size. You can print the chart and use it to know which size terminal to order.
Why State Wire?
Since 1973 State Wire and Terminal Inc. has been supplying companies with a wide variety of electrical parts, industrial supplies and fasteners. We offer quality products, as well as excellent, friendly service and competitive prices. We carry quality, name-brand products, including 3M, Molex, Deutsch and Power and Signal. We stock over 12,000 parts and can special order nearly anything.
To reach one of our representatives, call 1-800-922-6527 or complete our online quote request form. We’ll get right back in touch with you.