Solderless Connectors Continued
Installing Solderless Connector (fig. 6-13). The proper method of connecting wires to solderless connectors
is as follows:
Slide conductor wire into terminal barrel as shown in figure 6-12.
Crimping tools are sized according to the size of wire connector being crimped. Always use the
proper size crimping tool
Place terminal barrel into crimping tool jaws and squeeze the handles of the crimping tool firmly so that
the crimping tool causes a depression in the terminal barrel.
Release pressure on the handles and remove crimped terminal from the crimping tool.
Figure 6-13. Crimping a Solderless Connector
Crimping Requirements (fig. 6-14). Inspect the connector for acceptable crimping. T he crimp must not
extend to the edge of the connector barrel. The connector barrel must not be cracked or distorted.