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How to join wires together

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2018/02/23 22:57:32 (permalink)
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How to join wires together


 
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/24 11:33:50 (permalink)
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    Excellent - I wish the previous owner of my van had seen this!
     
    The big question for the OP is - AW11 or SW20?

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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/24 11:36:30 (permalink)
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    Sdub of course!

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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/24 12:01:44 (permalink)
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    Boo!

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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/25 08:05:03 (permalink)
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    I splice my wire connections by opening up the strands on both and putting them halfway together. Then twist in the opposing direction on each followed by solder. My mother was an electrical engineer who put the electrics into Spitfire planes and showed me most of my electrical skills.
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 10:03:05 (permalink)
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    IMO I think soldering should be the absolute last option. 
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 12:14:42 (permalink)
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    Why?

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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 15:13:33 (permalink)
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    There are obviously many looms with soldered connections which never have any issues. A crimp will hold up to environment and vibration much better whereas a solder has the propensity to fracture at the point where the wire meets the joint. 
     
    How many professional motorsport looms have soldered joints. Very few unless absolutely necessary. 
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 16:16:17 (permalink)
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    I hear you, and I agree that solder does not provide a strong joint. 
    You need both - a mechanically strong joint, and also solder to reduce the chance of corrosion, water ingress and vibration damage.
    I disagree that crimping alone is enough.
    I have seen quite a few connectors that have been crimped by others fail. 
    I have never seen a crimped or twisted joint that has also been soldered fail.
    You'll see that in the last joint that I demonstrated in the video, that I could pull on it pretty hard and it didn't come apart - even before I soldered it.
    I've watched a few soldering videos on YouTube that are done by others, and very few of them do joints that are strong without the solder. 
    I'm thinking of doing another video that actually stress tests (by adding weight) each type of joint, and will prove that my method is the best (I hope! :-) )

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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 16:40:31 (permalink)
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    my 2c
    1.All electrical boards are soldered not crimped.
    2.Solder stops ingress from bad connections.
    3.Solder doesn’t allow the same movement or flex but I’ve never seen a broken soldered joint.
    4.A crimped joint will add to the resistance of a wire where solder will at a much lower rate. 5.All crimped connectors are used for ease of manufacture not because they make a better connection.
    6.All aviation connections etc use solder (from what I know).
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/02/27 17:33:47 (permalink)
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    Re: How to join wires together 2018/03/18 18:43:45 (permalink)
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    i would have to agree with wiggy & admin, but also disagree with the video in the last joint of twisting it before the twist joint then soldering
    this will cause more stress on the wire from what maybe called a double twist
    I have been an auto electrician for 23 years now, only finding dry solder joints on components due to lack of heat& flow of solder,where as I have found many faults with crimp joiners/connectors & the good old scotch locks
    non insulated terminals crimp & soldered are much better then just crimped but some times crimp terminals are the only way

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