TE Connectivity 2D Crimp Technology

2D crimp technology

2D crimp technology uses one terminal and one applicator for wire sizes from 22-12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm)

TE Connectivity’s (TE) new 2D crimp technology, compared to existing crimp technologies significantly reduces the complexity of design-in, assembly, procurement and inventory management in appliances, industrial equipment and automotive applications. The innovation behind TE’s 2D crimp technology is its ability to use one terminal and a single, adjustable applicator for many different wire sizes ranging from 22 to 12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm) – while still providing electrical and mechanical reliability comparable to TE’s conventional F crimp technology. In comparison, an F crimp requires three or four terminals, with each terminal requiring its own applicator, to address that same range of wire sizes.

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Features/Applications

Features Application tooling  
  • Crimp accommodates 22-12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm) wires
  • Only one applicator for the 2D crimp terminal
  • Only crimp height must be adjusted for different wire sizes
TE applicator and conversion kits
  • One TE OCEAN applicator can apply a terminal based on 2D crimp technology to wire sizes from 22-12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm).
  • For customers who already have TE applicators for the F crimp, TE will offer conversion kits. Each kit will consist of wire crimpers, insulation crimper and anvil. The kit will enable an existing TE applicator to be used with 2D crimp terminals and wire sizes from 22-12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm).
TE Standard Die Envelope (SDE) Straight Action (SA) hand tool
  • The SDE-SA hand tool can be used with appropriate SDE die sets and crimp nests to apply a terminal with 2D crimp to wire sizes from 22- 12AWG (0.65mm to 2.05mm) for prototyping and other low volume requirements.
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