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post #39 of Old 01-10-2013
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Re: overwhelmed w/ electrical

That doesn't make any sense at all. Butt splices use the exact same method of connection to the wire as ring terminals, therefore, their failure mode will be the exact same, failure of the crimp. Actually, using two crimp on ring terminals bolted together introduces a third failure mode, the bolt could come undone (unlikely but it is still a failure mode). You still have the two crimps on the two wire ends, exactly the same types of crimps you would have on a butt connector.

I see no reason why a properly done butt splice would be any less reliable than a properly done splice using two crimp on ring terminals and a small bolt.

S/V Argyle
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