Compression Lugs and Terminals In Agriculture

Posted by Kelsey on May 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Electrical supplies are often associated in our minds with automobiles, such as everyday vehicles and semi-trucks. While electrical supplies are common in these markets, people often forget about the agricultural sector. Agriculture is a growing industry that utilizes electrical supplies. According to the World Bank, agriculture is growing so fast that it is estimated to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this type of growth and potential benefits, the highest quality supplies are necessary to keep this market on track in a possibly changing environment.

According to Farm Show Magazine, a common electrical problem that plagues the agriculture market is worn or broken batteries. This is often the result from faulty connections or lack of proper care throughout time. Lugs and battery terminals need to be tightly installed as well as use the best materials for the job. Copper or a copper alloy is best for these types of jobs as it has a significantly higher conductivity than lead. This allows the tractors and other agricultural machines to run strong for longer.

So do any copper terminals work? Technically copper is best, but there is a step farther than you compression terminalscan go. The agricultural world doesn’t have time to stop for a long install. This industry is time sensitive and a battery issue could throw off the very streamlined process. Solder-free terminals with no need for crimping are ideal as they provide a quick, yet sturdy fix. For installation, simply strip the necessary cable or wire, slip on the compression terminals, and tighten. Once this is completed, your agricultural application can continue on, without valuable time lost.

Compression nut battery terminals are available in a variety of styles and sizes. With styles such as straight, flag, left elbow, and rights elbow; there is sure to be a terminal type for your application. With this variety, no need to worry about oddly Compression lugsshaped devices or tricky installs. The compression terminals are color coded for easy gauge size identification, and are also available in a heavy wall option. For corrosion resistance and better conductivity, choose a compression battery terminal or compression nut heavy wall today.

When in need of a lug, copper compression lugs are a great choice in agricultural applications. They are tin plated for maximum current flow while still providing superior corrosion resistance. These are easy to install by featuring a trouble-free installation viewing area to ensure the wire is properly inserted. Simply crimp using a crimp tool and enjoy your completed lug application.

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