SailNet Community - View Single Post - Crimping versus Soldering
View Single Post
Old 05-30-2009
bheintz's Avatar
bheintz bheintz is offline
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 14
bheintz is on a distinguished road
Blade Connectors?

ABYC frowns on the use of friction connectors (aka blade and bullet connectors). Essentially Friction connectors (the blade and bullet variety) are allowed, provided they resist a 6-pound pull.

Many engine sensors use blade connectors. Since the engine a pretty good source of vibration, is there a good method to prevent these blade connectors from loosening over time?

I've seen instances where wires are soldered to the directly to the blades - such as speaker connections.

Are connections like these preferable if there are soldered to the spade connections?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook