I’ve ordered Metri-Pack terminals and connectors.
Do I need anything else?
You may want to order terminal picks such as our T-5 or T-6
in case you need to disassemble a completed Metri-Pack termination
for inspection or rework.
Do I need a crimp tool
made specifically for Metri-Pack?
Not necessarily. Many open barrel crimp tools
can perform acceptable Metri-Pack terminal and
seal crimps. A number of suitable tools are shown
on our tool site, www.terminaltools.com. Please
note that we cannot guarantee that a given tool
will perform a satisfactory crimp on a specific
Metri-Pack terminal due to variables that include
terminal material, terminal wall thickness, wire
gauge, wire stranding, and wire insulation thickness.
The user must make the final determination that
a crimp is acceptable.
How do I choose the right size cable seal?
The choice of cable seal
is determined by the insulation diameter of the wire being used.
The guidelines offered below apply to Weather Pack and Sealed Metri-Pack
280 Series installations.
Type GPT and GXL wire, the red seal normally
fits 22 gauge; the green seal normally fits 20,
18, and 16 gauge; the gray seal normally fits
14 gauge; and the blue seal normally fits 12
heavier wall Type SXL wire, the green seal normally
fits 20 and 18 gauge; the gray seal normally
fits 16 gauge; and the blue seal normally fits
14 and 12 gauge.
thin-wall wire construction such as Type TXL,
the red seal normally fits 20 gauge; the green
seal normally fits 18, 16 and 14 gauge; the gray
seal normally fits 12 gauge; and the blue seal
normally fits 10 gauge.
installer must be certain that the seal fits
snugly over the wire insulation to maintain a
proper environmental seal.
Click the “Online Catalog” button and navigate to the Useful Information page for primary wire insulation diameters and more Delphi cable seal application information.
I’m looking for Metri-Packs with round pins
or sockets. Do you have them?
The Metri-Pack system uses only flat male blade
terminals and “box” profile female terminals. They
might be Weather Pack components or parts from another manufacturer.
My sample is marked ">PA 66< 96". Do you stock
This marking identifies the connector material
Polyamide 6/6 (a.k.a. nylon) and the mold cavity number. This is
not enough information to identify a component. Delphi/Packard
Electric Systems' part numbers are typically 8 digits such as "12129493."
Why don’t you carry the complete Metri-Pack
The Metri-Pack line includes
hundreds of parts designed for OEM use that have minimal aftermarket
demand. Instead of stocking everything, we carry larger inventories
of the popular Metri-Pack components that are of interest to our
Where can I buy small quantities
of Metri-Pack material?
Metri-Pack terminals are included in the service
kit assortments that must be stocked by all General
Our sealed Metri-Pack connector kits are sold in quantities as small as "one." Purchasing a single kit may be the least expensive and most convenient way to obtain needed parts in very small quantities. Unused components can be discarded or saved for future use.
We need Metri-Pack
parts that do not appear on your website
or in Delphi Packard's literature, and
we don't know the part number. Can you
are often able to identify components from digital
photographs. If you eMail clear images,
front and rear, to email@example.com, we may be
able to identify the component and provide the
OEM part number.