Re: New to DCC

Don Vollrath

Crimped-on 'circular' ferrules are used on stranded wire in many industrial products for high reliability of the assembly to eliminate the possibility of loose wire strands at terminal blocks. Requires a special type of hexagonal crimping tool and the ferrule must be of the proper size to match the wire gauge. This speeds up assembly in manufacturing and eases repair component replacements when necessary without the nuisance of loose wire strands. The ferrule keeps all the strands together for a good connection to the body and holding set screw of a terminal block. Also works great with the spring force type terminals without spreading or breaking any of the wire strands. Stranded wire is almost always used for easier flexibility.

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