Fork & Spade Terminals
Fork and spade terminals are U-shaped metal pieces attached to small wire receptacles that provide end points and connections for electrical wiring. The flat metal end makes the electrical connection and is usually attached through crimping or screwing. Fork and spade terminals are available in many different sizes and come in insulated or noninsulated forms. Additional styles include block, flanged or locking terminals, which are suitable for different types of installations and orientation of circuits.