Electrical Piggyback Terminals

Machining Factory: Piggyback terminals
Origin: Zhongshan, China
Production: Stamping
Size: Customized
Surface Treatment: Galvanize
Color: Custom
Inspected:100% Inspected before shipment
Shipping:15-25Work days Quantity(pieces):1-100000

Metal stamping electrical piggyback terminal manufacturer

MaterialsBrass, copper, carbon steel, stainless steel,nickel-iron alloy
Surface treatmentGalvanize, plated tin, etc.
Tolerance± 0.01mm, 100% QC quality inspection before delivery, can provide quality inspection form
Testing equipmentCMM; manual height gauge; dial gauge; marble platform; roughness measurement
File formatsSolid works, pro/engineer, etc.
Service projectTo provide production design, production and technical service, mold development, processing, etc
Quality assuranceIATF16949:2016, CE

Piggyback terminals are one of the most common types of wire terminals. It typically offers a practical solution to simplify electrical wiring setups. A piggyback terminal improves efficiency and reliability in electrical installations.

Choose the right type of stamping piggyback terminal. We have a great collection of diverse sizes and types of wire terminals. Stay with us and explore precision metal parts more.

What Is Piggyback Terminal?

A piggyback terminal is an electrical component that generally allows multiple wires to be connected to a single terminal point. It typically features a main terminal with an additional smaller terminal attached in a “piggyback” style.

Piggyback terminals are often prevalent in various applications. Examples are automotive wiring, industrial machinery, electrical panels, and appliances. They are commonly used to simplify wiring setups, conserve space, and facilitate efficient connections.

# Full Copper Core, Strong Conductivity

Piggyback terminals typically have a complete copper core structure. Copper is widely recognized for its excellent electrical conductivity properties, minimal resistance, and reliable electrical signal transmission.

Because of this, piggyback terminals generally provide strong conductivity. You know, this level of conductivity is reasonably necessary for efficient electrical connections.

# Surface Treatment Plated Tin, Corrosion-Resistant

This property generally provides excellent corrosion resistance. The tin plating protects the terminals from moisture, humidity, and chemical exposure. You know, over time, these environmental factors degrade the metal terminals.

# Multiple Conductivity In Compact Spaces

Piggyback terminals are made to offer multiple conductivity. In most cases, you can find one male and female structure. You can also find piggyback terminals as two male and one female structures.
This feature typically optimizes space utilization in electrical setups. It generally makes them ideal for applications where space is limited.

Installing a piggyback terminal is very easy. However, it would be best to give it careful consideration.
The installation process usually involves several steps. Just follow them one by one, and eventually, you can ensure the efficient installation of the wire terminal.

Choose the correct gauges of wires based on different ampere requirements. Carefully remove a certain length of insulation from each wire. In this case, you can use a wire stripper.

Projected Maximum Current/Current CapacityWire Size (AWG)Copper Wire Diameter
0.5A/0.8A30 AWG0.3 mm
1A/1.25A28 AWG0.36 mm
5A/5A24 AWG0.61 mm
10A/13.87A20 AWG0.92 mm

Step #2 Select The Right Type & Size Of The Terminal

After preparing the wires, choose the most appropriate terminal type and size. This is technically necessary for the system’s optimal performance. Most importantly, check whether it meets the specific manufacturing standards.

Step #3 Crimp The Terminal

After selecting the terminal, carefully position it over the designated terminal slot on the connector housing. Ensure that the exposed portion of the wires perfectly aligns with the terminal’s crimping area.
Use an appropriate crimping tool to crimp the terminal securely onto the wires & terminal. Apply firm & even pressure to create a tight & reliable connection. DO NOT apply too much pressure that may damage your wire or terminal.

Step #4 Test The Connection

Once you have crimped the terminal properly, test the connection. Check whether the crimped wire is perfectly crimped or not. And then, using a multimeter, you may test the conductivity of the electricity. Although you may not have any mistakes in the crimping process, it may help you identify any damage to the wires.

Step #5 Install The Connector

After successfully confirming the connection’s functionality, install the piggyback terminal in the desired location. Ensure that all connections are properly aligned and secured.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Crimp Two Wires In One Crimp?

Yes, you can undoubtedly crimp two wires in one crimp. However, it’s crucial to adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Every wire terminal is mainly designed for specific wire sizes. Some manufacturers may sometimes allow combining wires in a single crimp connector, but this is primarily limited to two wires.

Why Is It Called Piggyback In Wire Terminals?

“Piggyback” refers to connecting two wires to a single terminal or connector. This method often allows you to work with multiple connections, typically in electrical or electronic systems.
The name “piggyback” likely originated from its resemblance to how a rider sits on the back of a pig. In this case, one wire “rides” on the back of another wire. They share the same terminal or connector. The name thereby comes as “piggyback terminals.”

Is Piggybacking Good Or Bad In Wire Terminals?

Piggybacking in terms of wire terminals is undoubtedly beneficial. It generally allows you to work with multiple connections from a single terminal. It reasonably gives you convenience and ensures efficiency for the whole electrical system. It eliminates the need for complex wiring. As a result, it saves your time and effort during installation and maintenance.

Expert Advice

You know, stamping piggyback terminals are generally small. It is easy to make mistakes when choosing the right option for your project. You can technically check out several factors to overcome this issue.

Secondly, robustness is also essential. It is often necessary if your device involves frequent vibrations or mechanical stress. So, always choose a terminal with sturdy construction and secure crimping mechanisms. It generally prevents accidental disconnection.

Thirdly, check the size standards to ensure compatibility with your wiring setup. Note that sometimes, different standards are used in wire terminal manufacturing. So, always check which standards your device follows. Accordingly, choose the piggyback terminals of the correct size.

Fourthly, brand reputation ensures reliability. Always opt for terminals from reputable manufacturers. We is mainly known for producing high-quality electrical components.

Fifthly, quality finishing is another crucial factor to consider. Piggyback terminals with corrosion-resistant coating or plating typically offer enhanced durability and longevity.

We always recommend that our customers follow the best practices when installing a piggyback terminal. This is especially necessary to ensure a secure and reliable connection and prevent accidental disconnection.

For more information, please contact our engineer support team. we keep one of the best teams of experts for customer support. We are always happy to assist you.

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