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Bus Bars Washers - C Shaped
Clamps and Brackets Washers - Centering
Expansion Plugs Washers - Countersunk
Grounding Straps Washers - Finishing
Insulators Washers - Flat
Jumpers Washers - Lock
Retaining Rings Washers - Odd Shaped ID
Sheet Metal Nuts and Strips Washers - Odd Shaped OD
Solder Lugs Washers - Retaining
Spacers Washers - Retention
Spring Clips Washers - Shoulder
Tags Washers - Split
Washers - Spring
Washers - Tab, Key, and Notch
Washers - Terminal Cup


Bus Bars

Bus Bars

Definition: Bus bars are used as a means of distributing electrical power by connecting multiple terminals with a strip of copper or brass. Bus bars save assembly time and labor by eliminating the need to individually wire each terminals.

Bus Bars are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Copper: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip and Zinc types I & II

Bus Bar: 5000 (2 to 11 round holes)
Bus Bar: 5002 (2 slotted holes)
Bus Bar: 4805 (2 round holes)
Bus Bar: 4808 (2 round holes)
Bus Bar: 5010 (2 to 19 terminals)

Example: Bus Bar



Terminal Strips

Definition: Terminal strips are similar to bus bars in function, but they are made out of brass. Terminal strips connect multiple terminals to conduct electricity with a comb shaped piece of brass.

Terminal Strips are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Brass: Black Oxide, Cadmium types I & II, Chrome, Degreasing, Bright Nickel, Pickling, Silver, Bright Tin, Hot Tin Dip and Zinc types I & II

Terminal Strip: 5008 (2 to 20 terminals)


Insulating Strips

Definition: Insulating terminal strips are designed to provide electrical insulation for terminals. The double-hole style provides a means to mechanically connect two surfaces or components while maintaining electrical insulation between them. The single-hole style is used to insulate a single terminal.

Insulating Strips are available in the following materials and finishes:

  • Silicone Fiberglass: No Finishes

Insulating Strip: 5102 (single hole)
Insulating Strip: 5102B (double hole)

Example: Insulating/Terminal Strip