Insulation Piercing Probes, Wire Taps and Clips
An insulation-piercing connector is a type of electrical connector that pierces or displaces the insulation of a wire or cable to make a conductive path with the conductor inside. They are also commonly known as insulation piercing clips, insulation displacement connectors and wire taps. Using an insulation piercing connector bypasses the need to strip a conductor of insulation before making a connection.
Insulation Piercing connectors are purpose built for diagnosing, testing or connecting to wires in circuit quickly, where the terminal connection has poor access or its unsuitable to disconnect. Piercing clips are commonly used in Automotive diagnostics, electronic locks, alarms, network and telecom cables.