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A heating element on a 3D Printer has coated stainless steel leads that were crimped to another wire. I cut the other wire but would now like to reconnect it.

I'd like to use the same type of crimp connector if possible - but have no idea what this connector is called or how to find it.

The wire is approximately 22-24 gauge.

What is this type of connector called? Where can I purchase it (or something similar)?

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Looks like a bullet type crimp connector to me or maybe a small spade connector.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Maybe. Although the connector is just one piece - there aren't male/female ends - one wire goes in each side and then it was crimped. Hence why I had to cut it. Does that help? \$\endgroup\$ – cwd Jul 7 '17 at 14:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ is it possible that top male/female part was cut-off and this is just the tail end? \$\endgroup\$ – R.Joshi Jul 7 '17 at 14:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ I imagine a bullet type crimp would closely match that. \$\endgroup\$ – R.Joshi Jul 7 '17 at 14:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ non-insulated butt-splice? https://www.google.com/search?q=uninsulated+butt+splice \$\endgroup\$ – Chris Knudsen Jul 7 '17 at 14:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks @ChrisKnudsen - looks like that's the ticket! How do I know the proper crimping tool to put these on? \$\endgroup\$ – cwd Jul 7 '17 at 15:03
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Looks like what is called a “parallel splice”. If this is a high-temperature application then you want them made of nickel. These can be hard to find in a variety of sizes, but a search of the popular distributors for “crimp nickel” or “splice nickel” should turn up something.

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