Why do we use electrical lugs or ferrules in cable termination?

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Members of the wiring and electrical industry use a variety of connectors and wires when electrical and mechanical equipment must be connected. This type of specializes equipment is called electrical lugs.

Electrical lugs are used in ferrules or in cable termination to allow the connection of electrical devices, including when a permanent connection is impossible. Lugs allow for electrical devices or cables to be installed, maintained, and repaired more easily. In addition to connecting cables and power lines, uses of electrical lugs include connecting load switches, fuse sockets, and electrical appliances. One end of the lug is used to connect a cable to an electrical device, while the other end is attached to the connection terminal. Special lugs are required to connect high voltage passing cables, including connectors which are produced in rubber or plastic insulates sheets to ensure safe handling.

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