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Crimp Rings Big Enough For Earth / Ground Bolts?

PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:05 pm

Hi all

I'm cleaning up my earth (ground) points and I'd like to find some insulated crimp rings like in the picture below that are big enough to fit on the earthing bolts in the boot (trunk) and the engine bay. Can't find any big enough online.

Any ideas?

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Like this but big enough for Earth bolts?
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:20 pm

you can find different pre-crimped cables there

http://www.autoelectricalspares.co.uk/b ... s-10-c.asp

or a choice of open end terminals there (for soldering or crimping)

https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... ategory/32
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:51 pm

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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:55 pm

Brilliant, thanks gents. Exactly what I was looking for but couldn't find.
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:57 pm

I'd suggest checking the dedicated electronics/electrical stores (Google for exact website address):

1. RS components
2. Element14
3 Mouser electronics (if in US)

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PostPost by: Craven » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:57 pm

Tip, measure the core diameter of your cable then find a supplier that gives the internal size of crimp.
Trying to match mm2 size to crimp size is a nightmare, I used this crimp tool, works well.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:41 am

Yes, you can get 10mm ring crimps.
Try local motor factors if you only want a few.
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