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Old 03-06-2019, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jdbaugh1 View Post
You ever used any of these? 200pcs Heat Shrink Butt Connectors Terminals, Eventronic Insulated Waterproof Marine Automotive Copper Wire Electrical Kits (3 Colors 3 Sizes) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071L6VDLK..._W-cGCb7K7RS8A
I got the similar kit (same translucent colors) but with butts, ring terminals and spade connectors 650 pcs one I think. Pretty sure they are dual wall so when you shrink them a clear glue comes out. At the same time I got an adjustable ratcheting crimper for these types of crimps.

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Marine connector kit:
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Ferrule crimper (awesome if you use screw terminals!!):
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:17 PM
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I don't understand why non adhesive heat shrink is even a thing. Without the sealant it literally cant do what it was designed to do lol. We carry those style butt connectors at work but only standard ring and spade terminals. I wish we would get sealed rings and spades so I could stop buying them.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
The way I mesh the wires together is similar to a lineman splice but using all the wires to mesh and lock together when twisted.
I read some NASA documentation (provided via a Maker Space email list with plenty of wiring gurus) years ago that showed a side-by-side solder splice has the best tensile strength, so that is how I have been doing it ever since. I believe in doing what you're comfortable with and that works too. I tried to show a newbie this method and it turns out to be very difficult if you haven't developed the motor skills to make this happen, where locking the copper together first helps keep the wires in position to solder.


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Old 03-06-2019, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Kolt View Post
I don't understand why non adhesive heat shrink is even a thing. Without the sealant it literally cant do what it was designed to do lol. We carry those style butt connectors at work but only standard ring and spade terminals. I wish we would get sealed rings and spades so I could stop buying them.
As long as it's flexible. I have been playing with some 1/2" dual wall at work, when used on small gauge stuff it ends up pretty stiff. I don't know what brand it is, I just happened to come across it randomly in the back of some drawer, didn't know what it was until I shrunk it.
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:26 PM
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That is dependent on the solder used since in that scenario your counting on the solder strength to hold the wires together. With the right solder I know it will be stronger but a high lead solder can be weaker than the wire. I agree it is difficult to do a side by side without using something like a helping hands stand, I have had to do some of those in tight spaces where my normal method doesn't work.
Our gm heat shrink is really nice and flexible after shrunk, I wish we had more than just one size though.
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:18 PM
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I need Powell to make parts for my next vehicle.
If you can ever get a response or a shipment somewhat quick, I agree. He makes good stuff.
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