Crimping Terminals

Crimping Terminals / Cable Lugs

HellermannTyton offers mechanical and crimp electrical lugs and connectors for underground electrical cables for Heavy Duty, Medium Duty and light weight applications. The only full range of SABS Approved Cable Lugs are from the Cable Management Solutions Giant; HellermannTyton.

Connect cables to electrical appliances, other cables, surfaces, or mechanisms with the our Crimping Terminal range.

The words "cable" and "wire" are sometimes mistakenly interchanged. Cables are made from multiple wire strands, while wires consist of a single strand. Both cables and wires may be used with cable lugs of a suitable type.

One end of a cable lug is typically used for connecting a cable, which could be soldered, welded, or crimped depending on the type. The connection end of the lug is then fastened to a matching terminal or connection point by means of a bolt, screw, or spring clip. Numerous sizes, configurations, and material types typically are available to suit particular applications, but metal is the predominate material used. A cable lug is sometimes called a "cable connector" or "cable anchor," depending on industry jargon and application.

Selected Products

Pre-Insulated Crimping Terminals

HellermannTyton offers a wide range of Pre-Insulated Crimping Terminals which include Pre-packed Crimping Terminals, Pre-insulated Crimping Terminal Kits and pre-insulated crimping terminals / lugs.


Crimping Terminals / Cable Lugs

The only range of SABS Approved Cable Lugs from HellermannTyton includes, Brass Crimping Terminals, HT Heavy Duty Lugs, HTB Standard Lugs, HTB Standard Ferrules, XLPE Lugs and Ferrules as well as Pin Terminals. Cable lugs can be found on the wiring systems of automobiles, electrical boxes, machinery, household appliances, electronics, and other durable goods.

Crimping FAQ

Important Crimping Points

A compression terminal with little material can be crimped with a crimp die designed for this geometry. The same terminal crimped with another die from a different system, where the die is designed for a terminal with a larger barrel, would result in lower crimp reduction which would cause overheating due to poor electrical contact.


Assembly Instructions for Cable Lugs and Ferrules

  • Strip conductor according to insertion depth (+10 % because of length changing of crimp sleeve)
  • Conductor ends must be cleaned before termination
  • Insert conductor fully into cable lug or ferrule
  • Observing the crimping direction (see pic below), crimp the cable lug or ferrule using the appropriate crimping tool.