Know how - Bootlace Ferrules
by Gordon Routledge
Sunday 10th May 2020
Why use ferrules?
A ferrule is a tinned copper sleeve which captures the individual strands of a stranded wire. By adding a ferrule to a wire termination, you are essentially giving a stranded conductor the properties of a solid conductor and therefore enabling a more reliable electrical connection. An alternative to using ferrules would be tinning wires with solder. However, the soldering process can damage wire insulation, and is a risky process to perform on-site or alongside other electrical assemblies
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Twin wire ferrules
2.5mm2 insulated ferrules are available with 8, 10, 12 or 18mm pins
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Wiha ratchet crimp tool (advertisement)
Wiha ferrule crimp tool used in our videos. Chosen for its wide range of conductor sizes 0.08 - 16mm2 and hexagonal crimp die.
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