For compression cable lugs according to DIN 46235, applications, dimensions and the designation are specified in normative terms. The standard permits, for example, the use of this cable lug for crimping one, several, fine and super-fine stranded copper conductors for Class 1, 2, 5 and 6 conductors according to VDE 0295. This cable lug can also be used to braid round cables from copper according to DIN 46440. The most distinctive physical difference between this and the tubular cable lug lies in the crimp markings. These markings on the compression cable lug tube indicate the number and the width of the crimping. A distinction is drawn here between broad and narrow crimps. A code is also engraved onto the flange. This number is also located on the dies according to DIN 48083, Part 4, and makes it easier to correctly assign the crimping die.
Tubular cable lugs differ from DIN compression cable lugs mainly in terms of their dimensions – they are usually shorter. This saves copper and hence reduces the purchase costs. The disadvantage is that various models are required for the various conductor classes. This differs from manufacturer to manufacturer and it is therefore necessary to check which tubular cable lug is the right one for the conductor to be crimped. Klauke makes a distinction, for example, between tubular cable lugs for solid conductors, tubular cable lugs for multi-stranded conductors and tubular cable lugs for fine and super-fine stranded conductors.