Crimping a bootlace ferrule to the end of a stranded conductor or fine wire is an easy way to improve the reliability of an electrical connection. In this video, we explore what can happen to conductors when you don’t use a ferrule crimp.
Using a ferrule can speed up electrical installations, ensure consistency across connectors. They make life easier for electricians performing maintenance activities in the future by making it easy to remove and replace wires without damaging the conductor or retwisting strands together.
To demonstrate ferrules in this electrical tutorial we are using a Wiha ratchet crimping tool. This tool can cope with conductors from 0.08mm2 up to 16mm2. A unique feature of the Wiha crimp tool is the guide plate which is sized to allow easy handling of smaller crimp ferrules.
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Tool featured in this video
Wiha Z62000506SB Crimping Tool
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This is the first in a series of videos looking at Ferrule crimping.
Part 2 – Ferrule colour codes, types and tips – https://youtu.be/58t4wac8zCw
Download a printable ferrule colour code – useful for the workshop or your ferrule storage box.
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