16mm crimp connectors?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Sparks, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    Does anyone know where i can get some 16mm spade crimp connectors? ta...
     
  2. *welsh.wizard*

    *welsh.wizard* New Member

    Can't find any either. :(


    I will keep looking for you.
     
  3. Lectrician

    Lectrician Screwfix Select

    Why do you want spade ones for 16mm ??
     
  4. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    I want them for occasions when trying to fit two 16mm conductors into a switch or RCD in a consumer unit. The cables supplied in split load kits are often not long enough so would like to be able to make my own.

    I have just found somewhere that supplies flat copper reducing pins so have ordered a handfull....hopefully they may do the job.
     
  5. *welsh.wizard*

    *welsh.wizard* New Member

    I have just found somewhere that supplies flat copper reducing pins so have ordered a handfull



    Don't be shy Sparks, post a link up on here for them then. :)
     
  6. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Not sure..but I have a feeling that the pins could work loose and create a fizzing connection Welsh..

    What do you reckon mate on the above statement?

    :)
     
  7. sparky Si-Fi

    sparky Si-Fi Screwfix Select

  8. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    I'll let you know when i get them. In theory, should work well, better than the connection you get by stuffing two 16mm csa cables in there....they tend to squeeze out when you tighten the screw...
     
  9. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    no sparky, no spades in there!
     
  10. hohmslaw

    hohmslaw New Member

    Why don't you lot ask an electrician - and he will tell you what these things are called and every wholesaler in the country stocks them.
     
  11. Lectrician

    Lectrician Screwfix Select

    Not 16mm spades hohmslaw - eyelets, yep.

    I still cant see why the OP wants 16mm spades. I have never had to use them, and cant see a reason why I ever would - And I think this is obviously why they are not stocked readily - because no one uses them, and there is no reason to.
     
  12. Eye Squared R

    Eye Squared R Active Member

    Does anyone know where i can get some 16mm spade
    crimp connectors? ta...

    Using incorrect terminology doesn't help your quest for help - as Lectrician said 'Spade' is different from
     
  13. Eye Squared R

    Eye Squared R Active Member

    Does anyone know where i can get some 16mm spade
    crimp connectors? ta...

    Oops messed up the hyperlink on the 'Spade' . . . .

    Using incorrect terminology doesn't help your quest
    for help - as Lectrician said is
    different from
     
  14. The Trician

    The Trician New Member

    What the guy actually means is those pre-crimped ends you get on the internal flexible links on a split-load board.

    Been after some myself to pre-part p some CUs - I don't like brown/blue and much prefer the red & black versions!

    Not found any yet though.

    TT
     
  15. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    Not 16mm spades hohmslaw - eyelets, yep.

    I still cant see why the OP wants 16mm spades. I
    have never had to use them, and cant see a reason why
    I ever would - And I think this is obviously why they
    are not stocked readily - because no one uses them,
    and there is no reason to.

    Lectrician, have you never had to stuff two 16mm csa conductors into a main switch/RCD terminal in a CU? From your post I suspect not.
    If you had, then you would know what i mean. Unless of course you know a better way of doing it?
     
  16. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    What the guy actually means is those pre-crimped ends
    you get on the internal flexible links on a
    split-load board.

    Been after some myself to pre-part p some CUs - I
    don't like brown/blue and much prefer the red & black
    versions!

    Not found any yet though.

    TT... i'm glad someone understands! None of the local wholesalers seem to stock them or knew where i can get them.
    Well, i have now got hold of some and they work a treat... i can now make up my own leads to size for the split loaders...
     
  17. Sparks

    Sparks Guest

    Does anyone know where i can get some 16mm spade
    crimp connectors? ta...

    Using incorrect terminology doesn't help your quest
    for help - as Lectrician said 'Spade' is
    different from


    Can you then please tell me what the correct terminology is then? It's not a spade or an eyelet...I called it a spade because that is its closest resemblance....
     
  18. oliver1234

    oliver1234 New Member

    I think the correct term is ferrules.

    They are often used in panel wiring to prevent the terminal screws from chewing multi-stranded cable.
     
  19. Donkeydong

    Donkeydong New Member

  20. Oh Wonderful One

    Oh Wonderful One New Member

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