In the 1930s, Thomas & Betts invented the first tool-applied solderless terminal — the forerunner of its well-known Sta-Kon terminals. Eliminating the need to solder terminals onto wires improved both the speed and safety of wire termination in high-profile construction projects of the era, such as the New York subway and the Empire State Building.
The solderless terminal developed by T&B remains the industry standard to this day. And while there are now many solderless compression terminals on the market, not all are created equal. For high-quality, low-resistance electrical connections, consider the Sta-Kon advantage.
- Deep internal serrations ensure low contact resistance
- Funneled terminal barrel entry makes wire insertion faster and easier
- Longer barrel design lowers resistance, prevents pull-out, reduces the chance of a missed crimp and helps keep the insulator on the barrel
- Brazed or overlapped seams help to reduce the chances of wire-strand loss, poor resistance, wire pull-out, improper termination and electrical failure that often result with butted-seam terminals
- Selective annealing leaves the barrel soft enough to crimp while the cold-formed tongue remains strong to withstand repeated bends and bolt-tightening strain
- Anti-rotational tongue design helps to prevent terminal shorting by keeping the terminal secure in the terminal block
- Color coding of insulated terminals makes it easy to identify the wire range and match terminals to proper compression tooling accessories
- Identification is further simplified, even for non-insulated terminals, by stamped manufacturer, wire and stud size clearly marked on the tongue
- Meet any application need with non-insulated, UL94V-2 nylon-insulated, UL94V-0 vinyl-insulated and heat-shrink insulated terminals in ring, fork, locking fork, pin terminal, splice and disconnect styles