The electrical cable termination is the physical and electrical connection of a cable end that connects to another cable, or to the terminal of the equipment. The cable terminations are often designed to enable the physical and electrical interconnecting of two cable ends, or a cable end and a terminal on the equipment.
The electrical connection requirements relate to the voltage drop, current carrying capacity, compatibility of the materials, etc. The physical requirements relate to the environmental protection as well mechanical security.
The cable joints are used to connect low, medium or high voltage cables. The type of cable joint sizes, shapes and configurations vary according to the voltage, structure, insulation and the number of cores of the cable to be jointed.
The joints provide electrical insulation as well as mechanical protection and strength. The electrical connection is made in various ways and can crimping, or use of mechanical connectors, soldering, etc.