Spade terminals, also referred to as spade connectors, are used to mate, connect, or terminate a single wire. The shape of the spade connector resembles a fork, hence the term spade terminal. That fork shape allows the spade connector to connect the wire to a screw or stud type electrical connection. The fork connector shape also provides the ability to simply install or remove the spade connector as needed without having to fully remove the stud or screw it is attached to. This design makes spade terminals an ideal choice for tight spaces with limited room for installation.
Each locking spade connector listed below carries different sets of characteristics such as gauge size.
Vinyl-insulated spade terminals are the most economical terminal available due to their insulation material and are ideal options for marine applications.
Spade connector lines are all color-coded to industry standards and are available in 22-18, 16-14, and 12-10 gauge sizes.
Spades "Snaps and Locks" onto stud post for easy assembly.
Locking spades insulation has a flared entry for easier wire insertion.
Spring spades are industry standard color-coded to indicate wire size.
All spade terminals meet or exceed and specifications.