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Take a Look at Our Brand New Catalog for 2014!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:30:02 AM EST

It took us all of 2013 to create it, but our new catalog has arrived! With over 90 pages of rich product information - this catalog will allow you to easily compare products to determine what you actually need. We made every effort to remove jargon and simplify our descriptions to highlight the main benefits of our products to make your life easier.
 
 Please take a few minutes to digitally thumb through our new catalog:
 
Paper copies should be available in a month or two.
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Crimping Heat Shrink Terminals

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:26:46 PM EST

Crimping Heat Shrink Terminals the Right Way

 

 37A13011 Heat Shrink Crimp Tool

Crimper for heat shrink terminals

Have you ever ruined a heat shrink terminal when you were trying to crimp it on the wire? Chances are, you need a better tool to make sure you don't puncture the heat shrink protection around the terminal. We have just the solution - a ratchet style crimper specifically for 22-8 ga. heat shrink terminals.



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Crimping 101

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:22:18 PM EST

Crimping Tips

 

A bad crimp will cause premature failure of your electrical connection. Below are a few tips to ensure a proper crimp.

 

 

Insulated terminals need two crimps, a crimp of the nylon or plastic sleeve onto the wire jacket and a crimp of the metal insert onto the wire. High quality crimping tools will perform both crimps with one squeeze of the handle, 37A13001 is an example. To ensure the insulation is not broken, the crimps are general arcs that flatten the circular body into more of an oval shape, like this:

 

Insulated Terminal Crimp, Before and After

 

Heat shrink terminals need even more care from a crimp than insulated terminals because if the heat shrink is punctured, the terminal is compromised. Our specialized heat shrink terminal crimper, 37A13011, has a broad crimping surface to apply pressure across a large space to ensure the heat shrink is not cut.

 

Bare terminals require only one crimp of the barrel onto the wire. 37A13002 is an example. The crimping zone has more of a soft B shape to it, that creates a crimp that looks like this:

 

Bare Terminal Crimp, Before and After

 

Metri-Pack, Weather Pack, Deutsch terminals require specialized crimpers. While a basic crimping tool might appear to get the job done, what you can't see, may affect you. Ensure you find a tool that can crimp your specific terminal. A few suggestions below:

Metri-Pack - select your series

Weather Pack - 37A11004

Deutsch - 37A17001

 

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Small Package Quantities

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:15:45 PM EST

New smaller package quantities!

 

In an effort to become even easier to do business with, we've lowered our package quantities so just about everything is available in packages that cost $20 or less. Same per piece price so you're not paying any more - just getting more of what you want.

 

 

 

I'm sure you can think of a time you only needed a few large electrical terminals and your source told you you had to purchase $50-$100 worth. We'll never make you spend more than $20 for a pack of terminals.

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Nylon Terminals

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:09:07 PM EST

What's so special about nylon terminals?

    Ring Terminals

There's more to nylon terminals than you might think!

 

Nylon terminals offer a higher quality connection than their plastic or bare insulated cousins. So what's the difference? 

    Nylon Ring Terminal

Nylon terminals offer vibration resistance thatplastic and bare terminals do not. While nylon,plastic,and bare terminals require an electrical crimp to secure the terminal to the wire strands, only nylonterminals require a second crimp. The mechanical crimp on nylon terminals crimps the extra tin-plated brass sleeve to the wire insulation. The mechanical crimp along with the extra sleeve protect against extreme vibration and weather that commonly cause circuit failure due to wire breakage. 

 

Spending the extra cents per piece to get nyloninsulated terminals may result in a connection that lasts for years rather than months. 

 

See the Crimp Supply offering by clicking below:

Nylon Terminals

Crimping Tools for Nylon Terminals

            

 

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Cable Ties

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 3:02:10 PM EST

Add Some Zip to Your Cable Tie Knowledge


                       UV Black Cable Tie                                                Green Cable Tie                                        Screw Mount Cable Tie

 

Cable ties are used everywhere: from holding wires together to fastening components quickly and easily. Like duct tape, cable ties are an essential tool for life's challenges. So what's there to know?

 

Stand Up to the Sun

The sun's UV rays will cause the common cable tie and even some black cable ties to become brittle and fail. UV black cable ties will last 5-15 years under the sun where the common natural/clear cable tie will only last months. Note that not all black cable ties are UV resistant, but all of ours are!

 

Make Security and Identification Easy with Color-Coded Cable Ties

A lock prevents access while a clipped cable tie makes it apparent that someone needed access to a locker, cabinet, or bundle of wire. Using a red or green cable tie will not allow someone to simply replace the clipped cable tie with a new one. Color-coded cable ties can also be used to blend in so they are more aesthetically pleasing.

 

Specialty Ties - Screw Mount and ID Tags

Want to hold a bundle of wire in the middle of a wall? Use a screw mount cable tie. Need to write a serial number, date, or other identification information on an item? ID tag cable ties allow you to write on them.

We have every cable tie variety known to man. Want some advise on the best cable for your application? Give me a call or shoot me an email!

 

Gary T.

Product/Application Expert

248-554-0210

sales@crimpsupply.com            

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Fuses and Circuit Breakers

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:52:23 PM EST

Fuses and Circuit Breakers: Shorting the Confusion 

 

Fuses and circuit breakers are used in everyday components such as in your car, construction equipment, and other electronics. Fuses and circuit breakers satisfy a simple question: When bad things happen with electricity, would you rather ruin your $100+ electronic item or a $0.40 fuse? Fuses and circuit breakers are used as safety devices in electrical circuits to help eliminate damage from overheating due to overflow of current. Let's see if we can take the complexity out of fuses and circuit breakers.


 Common automotive fuses:

  

ATO and ATC

 ATO/ATC

 

Mini

 Mini

 

Low Profile Mini 

Low-Profile Mini

Maxi

 Maxi

 

-Older technology

 

-Large footprint

 

-Best seller across time

 

-Most common fuse installed today

 

-Smaller footprint

 

 

 

-Newest - the future

 

-Smaller height than Mini

 

-Not compatible with Mini footprints

-Higher amperage protection

 

-Largest footprint

 

Circuit breakers are made to replace automotive fuses. Rather than needing to be replaced after the first spike, circuit breakers are able to be reset. Circuit breakers commonly have three reset styles detailed below.

                                                         

      

 

Automatic Reset (Type I)

Power-Off Reset (Type II)

Manual Reset (Type III)

When overflow occurs, the breaker will blow and reset itself automatically.

When overflow occurs, the power needs to be turned off and back on for the breaker to reset.

When overflow occurs, the circuit breaker needs to be manually reset by pressing a button or a switch.

 

 

Inline fuse holders are an easy and inexpensive way to protect an add-on electrical item or to provide additional protection to a device in a system. Installation is simple, just splice this into your wire. LED versions allow you to identify blown fuses in hard to reach places.

                                                        

  

Surface mount fuse panels give you a convenient way to protect multiple circuits away from the fuse panel. They often have a common feed-in and protect at higher amps. Some can even act as a kill switch to ensure your battery does not drain when devices are not in use.

                                                        

 

 

Have a tricky application question? Want some advise on the best way to protect your circuit? Give me a call or shoot me an email!

 

Gary Twomey

Product/Application Expert

248-554-0210

sales@crimpsupply.com  

 

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Why Crimp Supply?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:46:09 AM EST

Why Crimp Supply?
  • Same day shipping - orders received by 4:30PM EST Mon-Fri.
  • 1-3 day delivery is standard all across the US.
  • Deep stock.
  • Detailed pictures of everything you order.
  • Convenient package sizes.
  • Open accounts upon request. 
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Fedex or UPS account?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:44:45 AM EST

Want us to ship on your Fedex or UPS account? Just enter it at checkout.

By entering your Fedex or UPS number at checkout, we'll ship on your account. Your order will automatically update to $0 for shipping. If you've created an account, it will also save the account number for future purchases.
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Credit Cards

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:38:39 AM EST

Prefer an open account rather than using a credit card?

We now offer net 30 credit accounts to most business customers. Email us if you're interested. Once enabled, you'll have the choice at checkout to be billed or pay with credit card. Just another example of our effort to make doing business with us easy.

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