Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tri-Cities, Wa. USA
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Crimping Different Guages question
I'm switching the mast lights to LED. While the mast is down, figured would replace all the wiring ('82 US Yacht).
The LED lights vary from 18 to 20 gauge wiring. I'd like to use fourplex tinned 16 ga. as the mast wiring.
Everywhere I have looked, it seems like there are crimp connectors for 16-14 guage, and 18-20, but nothing to bridge the gap.
Am I missing something obvious here? How do I get a decent connection between 18 or even 20 to the the thicker 16 gauge wiring?
Thanks, from a nurse, not even an amateur electrician (until became a sailor).
Tri-Cities area (Columbia river), WA.