SAE & European DIN Cable

Typical Rennsteig Hand Tool Crimp Instructions (SAE and European DIN Cable)

Make sure the proper inserts, terminal holder, and wire stop are used for the intended terminal and wire gauge size. Check the tool numbers, terminal name, and wire gauge sizes on tool parts, and check the terminal part numbers and cable gauge sizes from authorized wiring diagrams or other documents. If the cable gauge size is not available, strip a sample of cable to be crimped and verify the gauge size by comparing the outside copper core diameter to the charts.

(Do not distort or cut strands in the core.) Measuring the strand diameter and number of strands is a more accurate method. Use the formula for cable area (mm²) = 0.785 x (strand diameter in mm²) x number of strands if the cable is not on the chart.

USA Cable Gauge Chart (SAE J1128/J1560 cable - Reference Only

Cable Size
AWG 22 20 18 16 14 12 10
Metrc (mm2) 0.35 0.50 0.80 1.00 2.00 3.00 5.00
Number of Strands 7 7 19 19 19 19 19
Min. Strand Diameter
mm 0.423 0.304 0.226 0.275 0.353 0.443 0.559
inch 0.0096 0.120 0.0089 0.0108 0.0139 0.0174 0.0220
Nom. Strand Diameter
mm 0.247 0.308 0.230 0.279 0.357 0.447 0.563
inch 0.0097 0.0121 0.0091 0.0110 0.0141 0.0176 0.0222

European DIN Cable Chart (Reference Only)

Cable Size
Metric (mm2) 0.35 0.50 0.75 1.00 1.50 2.50 4.00 6.00
Number of Strands 12 or 7 16 or 19 24 or 19 32 or 19 30 or 19 50 or 19 56 84
Max. Strand Diameter
mm 0.21 or 0.26 0.21 or 0.19 0.21 or 0.23 0.21 or 0.26 0.26 or 0.32 0.26 or 0.41 0.31 0.31
Copper Core Outside Diameter (MAX)
mm 0.90 or 0.26 1.10 or 0.19 1.20 or 1.20 1.35 or 1.35 1.70 or 1.70 2.20 or 2.20 2.75 3.30
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