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lm....6499 how about a link to "adhesive crimp connectors"

I tried a quick search and nothing obvious popped up. I'm a crimp con guy and always looking for better stuff.
 

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lm....6499 how about a link to "adhesive crimp connectors"

I tried a quick search and nothing obvious popped up. I'm a crimp con guy and always looking for better stuff.
NWringneck … below is a link to Ancor’s butt connector page. Ancor is the standard by which others are judged. You can usually find cheaper similar type connectors, of adequate quality, from other companies if you want to save a few dollars.


BTW, I always cover every crimp connector with an adhesive lined shrink tube. Some folks consider it overkill but I like to insure I never have electrical issues.
 

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We do a ton of wiring in my shop on trailers. We solder every connection and then shrink tube it. Another thing is to get your wiring out of harms way. Tuck it up and zip tie it where it cant get damaged. Don't by cheap lights, worst mistake you can make. Buy once, cry once.
This!
 

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They use crimp fittings on wiring harness because its cheaper and takes less time. Period.
So why do they crimp wiring in planes? How about boats? Military equipment?
Like I've said, you will find very few if any soldered joints in any of those.
 

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So why do they crimp wiring in planes? How about boats? Military equipment?
Like I've said, you will find very few if any soldered joints in any of those.
Every circuit board in every computer is soldered. Cars, planes and boats have tons of circuit boards in everyone. When it has to work, its soldered.
 

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Every circuit board in every computer is soldered. Cars, planes and boats have tons of circuit boards in everyone. When it has to work, its soldered.
Lol, ok. So how about every connection other than to a circuit board? Cars, planes, and boats have tons of wiring connections other than to circuit boards, and virtually none are soldered. That's not even debatable, just go look. Even in situations where time and money are of little concern, they still crimp. Hell I'm almost certain even NASA specifies crimps for most situations.
 

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Lol, ok. So how about every connection other than to a circuit board? Cars, planes, and boats have tons of wiring connections other than to circuit boards, and virtually none are soldered. That's not even debatable, just go look. Even in situations where time and money are of little concern, they still crimp. Hell I'm almost certain even NASA specifies crimps for most situations.

When did aviation go from majority soldered to crimped? I haven’t been under a panel since early ‘92, but most joints were soldered at that time.
 

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