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How Terminal Block Contacts Work

Quick-connect type terminal block contacts consist of a flat blade or a simple tab with a design that accepts a push-on connector holding the end of a wire. A force-fit metal sleeve pushed over the tab makes the contact. Such quick-connect type terminal blocks are meant for thin wires up to AWG 12. Tubular contacts are a length of rectangular metal tubing, with screws threaded through the top of the tube at both ends. In tubular screw contacts, the flat bottom of the screws secures the inserted Read more [...]