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Mark A

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Hi chaps,

What are these called, and where can I buy two of them from?

Cheers,
Mark
 

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I'd look on rs-online for circular connector contacts. I had a quick look and there are hundreds of different types so may need some searching.
 

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Crimp connectors tend to be categorised by industry ( automotive etc)

What are these from ?
 

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Spade, and Bullet.
male and female.
In common electrical use the size is denoted by the colour of the plastic insulator.
red (small usually on electronics) blue (the most common size for domestic mains 240 volt), and yellow (large)
 

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Nope.
But without further information, thats all the advice he's going to get. :roll:
 

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BOSCH?

wheres the rest of the fitting? they are usually used in a plastic housing.
same connector used on bosch fuel injector plugs (inside a snazzy plastic housing).

few different names for them, cheapest I've found them for is here, normally I'll just use a standard female spade with the jaws opened up, unless it's for something specific or I'm repinning a plug.

https://www.rapidonline.com/TE-929938-1 ... 90EALw_wcB

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Not the standard Red Blue Yellow crimps you get from electrical supply shops. As the novocaine said these are the higher quality types used in automotive manufacturing. Much more complicated, more spring, more reliable contact. If you only want a couple, you might try and make friends with a local (main dealer) car service department who should have spares of stuff fitted in the factory. Otherwise Rapid Electronics or search RS Components and Farnell.
These fall in the broad category of uninsulated crimp connectors - you do insulate them but the plastic shell or cover is a separate part holding one or several of these connectors. Note that you won't be able to crimp them to the wire properly using a standard tool made for the Red/Blue/Yellow type.
They are sometimes used on factory original car radio connectors. That's one place where I've seen them used before.
And this kind of thing does come in different sizes for different current ratings. It would be sensible to measure the width and try to check.
 

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Hi chaps,

The connectors are out of a Kress SDS drill's removable power cable.

A few years ago, while in the process of hacking off render, my drill stopped working suddenly with no warning. Being in the middle of a job I had no time to diagnose the fault, and immediately went out and bought a replacement. Yesterday I happened to come across the old drill in the attic and thought I'd take a look.

Remembering a recent comment by Mr. Sunnybob, the first thing I tried was manipulating the power cable close to the drill's strain relief while holding the trigger, and hey presto, the drill worked. The cable was broken internally.

Being a Kress drill, it has a removable power cable similar to Festool's system, which means it's not as straight forward to repair as a regular tool.

Link to picture of drill http://gamateh.com/userfiles/productthumbs/thumb_6852.jpg

When I have time later I'll measure the connectors and compare them to the ones on the Rapid website.

Thanks all,
Mark
 

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Undo the wire clamp that holds the insulation and cut as much wire off as you can, then solder the new wire to the crimped section and squeeze the clamp back round the wire.

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closest i could find was these

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 1540739656

from here?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... x=3&uact=3


https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source= ... 1912265780

they also are listed on some sites as VW fuse box terminals so possibly a dealer might have some in stock


the terminal with this black holder look like yours (I think??)
https://www.polevolt.co.uk/acatalog/Hea ... tml#SID=21

or just the terminals are at the bottom of this page
https://www.polevolt.co.uk/acatalog/Sin ... lders.html
 
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