Crimped Terminal with Tapered or Stepped for Use with Small Diameter Wire
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
The terminal for a small wire has a barrel that is crimped to taper inwardly toward the end of the wire. Even with relatively wide manufacturing tolerances, this configuration gives proper crimping geometry at some region along the length of the barrel. Any excessive crimping occurs only towards the end of the wire beyond the region where mechanical stress can be applied and where adequate electrical contact is established.