How to Connect Quick Disconnect Wires

Save

Wiring an electric circuit requires making a connection from one piece of a circuit to another. Some connections are intended to be permanent. For example, when components are connected to a printed circuit board, these are typically soldered. Some electrical connections, such as an overhead lamp in a home, are made by attaching two wires together with a wire nut.

However, temporary electrical connections can be made with quick-disconnect electrical terminals.

Things You'll Need

  • Two electrical wires
  • Electrical pliers
  • Crimping tool
  • Two quick-disconnect terminals; one male, one female

Strip the first wire of 1/2 inch of insulation. Place the male quick-disconnect over the stripped end of the wire (plastic part over insulation), and ensure that the bare electrical wire is touching metal on the quick-disconnect terminal. Crimp the plastic end of the quick-disconnect terminal so that the plastic takes an oval shape (as opposed to the round shape of the uncrimped terminal).

Strip the second wire of 1/2 inch of insulation. Place the female quick-disconnect over the stripped end of the second wire (plastic part over insulation), and ensure that the bare electrical wire is touching metal on the quick-disconnect terminal. Crimp the plastic end of the quick-disconnect terminal as in Step 1.

Plug the male quick-disconnect terminal into the female quick disconnect terminal.

Tips & Warnings

  • Ensure that the mated quick-disconnect terminal does not come in contact with any other part of the electrical circuit or a short-circuit may occur.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

Check It Out

22 DIY Ways to Update Your Home on a Small Budget

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!