Quick disconnects are plug-and-socket connectors that slide together to make connections between two wires. Also known as slip-on connectors, they consist of a male terminal and a female receptacle that fit together and pull apart to protect their wires from mechanical strain. They're ideal for electronics, automotive wiring, and machinery applications that modify or require maintenance. Male quick disconnects have blade-shaped terminals, and female quick disconnects have receptacles with rolled edge tops that receive and hold male disconnects. Stripped wires insert into the barrel of the quick disconnect, where they are either crimped or soldered.