Mueller Electric Blog

How to Properly Crimp an Alligator Clip Onto A Wire

Posted by Mona Weiss on Dec 7, 2017 1:35:26 PM

 Many people don't know the right way to properly crimp an alligator (or crocodile) clip onto a wire. This blog post (and video) shows how to do it step-by-step.

  

stripped wire 2.jpg

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Strip the wire to about 3/8"

 

 

 

 

folded over 2.jpg

 

 

 

Step 2: Bend the stripped wire end over the outer jacket

 

 

 

 

wire is inserted.jpg

Step 3: Insert the wire inside the jacket

 

 

 

 

 

crimp 2.jpg

 

 

Step 4: Crimp

 

 

 

 

pull off.jpg

 

It's important to fold the wire over the insulation before inserting and crimping because it prevents the wire from being pulled off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To browse our alligator clips,click here to see our digital catalog and see where to buy, or click here for our clip selector to narrow your search.  

To learn more about different types of clips, check out our clip guide.

 

Topics: alligator clip, crimp, crimping, electronics, crocodile clip, engineering