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06-17-2013 04:36 PM
desert rat
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

crimp it, then solder it, then heat shrink, then use heat shrink tape. It is best to do it right the first time.
06-17-2013 02:29 PM
LinekinBayCD
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

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Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
Dielectric grease (which is an insulator as posted above) adds nothing to a good crimp done properly with heatshrink.
Does anyone use a "conductive" grease in their crimps? This is a link to the one sold by sailors solution:

LED lighting, soundproof, Sailor's Solutions Inc.

I've never used it but I'm thinking it would help with the corrosion issue but reduce the mechanical strenth of the crimp because of a reduction in friction?
05-25-2013 11:39 PM
mitiempo
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

Dielectric grease (which is an insulator as posted above) adds nothing to a good crimp done properly with heatshrink.
05-24-2013 01:48 PM
asdf38
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

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Originally Posted by Happy Mullet View Post
I have added dipping the end of the wire into dielectric (silicon) grease or squeezing a small amount into each end of the crimp / splice; on the notion that it keeps water and corrosion out as a secondary defense; in addition to the other good ideas before this. It's easy and quick-may do nothing more than make me feel better?
Dialectric grease is an insulator. I don't think it's advisable to dip the wires in it before crimping. Squeezing it in afterward may be helpful except if you have adhesive lined heat shrink, in which case it seems like it would prevent a good bond.
05-24-2013 01:02 PM
Happy Mullet
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

I have added dipping the end of the wire into dielectric (silicon) grease or squeezing a small amount into each end of the crimp / splice; on the notion that it keeps water and corrosion out as a secondary defense; in addition to the other good ideas before this. It's easy and quick-may do nothing more than make me feel better?
01-07-2013 09:45 PM
smresq
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

Many good replies and advice...

Thanks,
01-03-2013 09:00 PM
captrice
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

OK!! OK!! I hearyou guy's but 40 years later my properly soldered terminals conduct better and have never failed me. Although properly crimped terminels work fine too.
I'm probably dealimg with a lot larger guage wire on a powe boat working with Cat. and Detroit Diesel's and I'm also open minded about things that work well. Pick and choose your choice,
01-02-2013 07:19 AM
Barrosa
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

newbie to this community joined here to share my knowledge and also to get more new ideas and suggestions from this community
10-18-2012 10:08 PM
xort
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

I was sure I looked at the >electric>tools page and did not see that crimper!

thnx!
10-18-2012 02:25 PM
fishermanjoe1
Re: Crimping versus Soldering

Maine Sail, I hope I dont upset you here.... But if you had to pick a crimper that is made specifically for heat shrink connectors, and nothing else.... What would you say is the absolute very best one... Money no object.... Not the T-head, but one made just for Heat shrink.... Is there any that stands above the rest? I hope Im not being annoying... Thanks Joe
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