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     Wire             Male Terminal              Male Connector                Female Connector          Female Terminal
                    (long blade type shown)      (1 contact type shown)             (1 contact type shown)       (56 or 59 series shown)

WHAT CONNECTOR TYPE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
"56" SERIES The most widely used electrical connection system for automotive use. This series of connectors was introduced in 1956 and is currently the most widely used in the automotive industry. The terminal used inside this connector is a 56 series blade type and may easily be distinguished from its competitors' blades by the male terminal shape.  Two other series, 58 and 59 (listed below), are essentially in the 56 family but tailored to a specific need.  58 series was made for appliances where the connection is exposed to limited vibration.  59 series was made for high current applications.
"58" SERIES 58 series is essentially in the 56 family but tailored to a specific need.  58 series was made for appliances where the connection is exposed to limited vibration.
"59" SERIES 59 series is essentially in the 56 family but tailored to a specific need.  59 series was made for high current applications.

 

"56" SERIES CONNECTORS
The most widely used electrical connection system for automotive use.

Characteristics of "56" Series Connection System

Male Terminal Type Used Current Capability Sealing Capability Connector Indexing Wire Ranges
Blade 35 Amps
Dependent on wire gauge,
temperature & number of circuits.
No Yes 22 - 10 Gauge

~  SELECT THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS YOU NEED ~

1 Contact
Male & Female Connectors
2 Contact
Male & Female Connectors
3 Contact
Male & Female Connectors
4 Contact
Male & Female Connectors
 
     
6 Contact 7 Contact 20 Contact 40 Contact
 

"58" SERIES CONNECTORS

Characteristics of "58" Series Connection System

Male Terminal Type Used Current Capability Sealing Capability Connector Indexing Wire Ranges
Blade 35 Amps
Dependent on wire gauge,
temperature & number of circuits.
No Yes 22 - 10 Gauge

~  SELECT THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS YOU NEED ~

1 Contact 2 Contact 3 Contact 4 Contact
 
     
6 Contact 7 Contact 20 Contact 40 Contact
 

"59" SERIES CONNECTORS

Characteristics of "59" Series Connection System

Male Terminal Type Used Current Capability Sealing Capability Connector Indexing Wire Ranges
Blade 35 Amps
Dependent on wire gauge,
temperature & number of circuits.
No Yes 22 - 10 Gauge

~  SELECT THE NUMBER OF CONTACTS YOU NEED ~

1 Contact 2 Contact 3 Contact 4 Contact
 
     
6 Contact 7 Contact 20 Contact 40 Contact
 

 

 

 
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