Sei sulla pagina 1di 3

FASTON terminal

FASTON terminals are widely used in electronic and electrical equipment, and compatible terminals are manufactured by many
different vendors, commonly using the term "quick disconnect", "tab" terminals, orblade connectors. They are similar in size to some
of the Packard terminals, such as Packard 56, and may havebeen derived from them.

Six different series are available, named after their width in inches.[1] Insulated versions of the terminals are color-coded to indicate
what wire gauges they may be used with. The terminal system consists of tabs (male) and receptacles (female). There are also
versions of both tabs and receptacles and ones that can be mounted directly to
circuit boards.

A little-known hand tool exists for inserting the terminals, the AMP Universal Handle.

Faston is a trademark. Faston connectors come in male and female types. They have been commonly used since the 1970s.

Contents
Specifications
Crimp styles
Wire gauge insulation colors
312 series
250 series
205 series
187 series
125 series
110 series
See also
References
External links

Specifications
PIDG FASTON (Nylon) terminals are defined in AMP Specification 114-1002: erminal,
T FASTON, PIDG, Application
of
PLASTI-GRIP (Vinyl) (insulation restricting) terminals are defined in AMP Specification 114-1003: eTrminal,
FASTON, PLASTI-GRIP, Application of
UL 310 "Standard for Electrical Quick--Connect e Trminals"[2]
CSA 22.2 #153, “Quick--Connect Terminals”
UL 486 also specifies the testing of standard wire connectors and soldering lugs.
MIL-T-7928

Crimp styles
Two main styles of crimps are specified by AMP:

"F" Crimp for use on non-insulated connectors


TETRA-CRIMP for use on insulated PIDG and PLASTI-GRIP connectors
"C" Crimp - typically used for flag connectors (where the wire enters the connector perpendicular to the direction of
tab insertion)
Tab-Lok - typically used for flag connectors

Wire gauge insulation colors


The colors don't provide information about the polarity of the crimped cables but specify their
diameter.

Insulation color code AWG size range Comments


Yellow 26–22
Transparent 24–20
Red 22–16
Blue 16–14
Yellow/Black 16–14 Heavy Duty
Yellow 12–10
Red 8
Blue 6
Yellow 4
Brown 2
Blue 1/0
Yellow 2/0
Red 3/0
Blue 4/0

312 series
0.312-inch male tab width

250 series
0.250-inch male tab width

10 AWG, 24 amps (continuous)


12 AWG, 20 amps (continuous)
14 AWG, 15 amps (continuous)
16 AWG, 10 amps (continuous)
18 AWG, 7 amps (continuous)
20 AWG, 4 amps (continuous)
22 AWG, 3 amps (continuous)

205 series
0.205-inch male tab width

14 AWG, 15 amps (continuous)


16 AWG, 10 amps (continuous)
18 AWG, 7 amps (continuous)
20 AWG, 4 amps (continuous)
22 AWG, 3 amps (continuous)
187 series
0.187-inch male tab width

16 AWG, 10 amps (continuous)


18 AWG, 7 amps (continuous)
20 AWG, 4 amps (continuous)
22 AWG, 3 amps (continuous)

125 series
0.125-inch male tab width

110 series
0.110-inch male tab width

16 AWG, 5 amps (continuous)


18 AWG, 4 amps (continuous)
20 AWG, 3 amps (continuous)
22 AWG, 2 amps (continuous)

See also
Lucar connector

References
1. "FASTON Terminals Insulated and Uninsulated" (http://www.te.com/content/dam/te-com/documents/automotive/glob
al/82004-faston.pdf) (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2015.
2. "UL 310 Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals" (http://ulstandards.ul.com/standard/?id=310). Retrieved 11 July 2015.

External links
te.com FASTON, PIDG, AMP and PLASTI-GRIP are trademarks.
Stocko-Contact.com

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=F


ASTON_terminal&oldid=849794379"

This page was last edited on 11 July 2018, at 11:35(UTC).

Text is available under theCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. By using this
site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of theWikimedia
Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.