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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxthrottle View Post
electric studies show crimping is aways better especially at higher currents Pete. Solder wins in the smaller circuit setups.

Why, solder only serves as a mechanical connection of wire to connector the same as crimping.

Only you can add issues applying heat, it can be reheated and fail and can add resistance rather maintain the connections quality.

Crimp physically locks a form of connector with full contact both on the sides of a wire and the ends. But you have to have the right crimper for the connector used and it needs to be done cleanly, even cut of the wire end, to optimize the connection.

Solder can get the connection more easily when done correctly and need no special tool. Its just susceptible to fail.
Thanks Max, I knew you would come through with some info! Do you have any experience with them? Are they worth getting/using on say a 85-100 amp application?
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