Crimp wire


Attach the electrical connector to the wire using crimping tools. Here the connector and the wire are joined together by deforming one or both so they fit into each other. The electrical connector may connect the wire to an electrical terminal or may join two lengths of wire together.

Alternative labels

wire crimping tools using
crimping of wire
crimping wire
wire crimping
using wire crimping tools
use wire crimping tools

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Crimp wire is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Wire harness assembler: Wire harness assemblers bind wires or cables to form wire harnesses used in electronic and electrical systems and equipment. They read electrical wiring plans and tie the wire together according to specifications, using cable ties, cable lacing, electrical conduit, and sleeves.
Electrical cable assembler: Electrical cable assembler manipulate cables and wires made of steel, copper, or aluminium so they can be used to conduct electricity in a variety of appliances.

Optional skill

Crimp wire is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Control panel assembler: Control panel assemblers read schematic drawings to assemble control panel units for electrical equipment. They put together wiring, switches, control and measuring apparatus and cables with hand operated tools.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022