Re-wiring 7 way and basic question for you all. Do you just crimp your terminal ends to the wire or do you crimp and solder. Heard soldering adds increased strength. Then finish with double shrink wrap. If you do solder what kind do you recommend?
I do both, but soldered is better. Shrink tube is better than tape and shrink that has the sealing adhesive than squeezes out the end when heated is the best shrink tube. Then I like to enclose all of the wires in a large shrink tube to make it even better. Stagger your connections to keep the total diameter smaller
Be sure to secure the wires where they are spliced and soldered so that there will be no movement from the road. a soldered joint can sometime break the wire right at the end of the solder, if there is a lot of movement.
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Yeah I was talking about the terminal end loops for the battery ground and hot wire (8 ga) and the smaller 14 ga ground to lights and brakes.I hung a j box.already and am having a hard time soldering the terminal loop ends that I will put in the j box ground and breaker switch Tending to melt the insulation at the ends
Post by jnordgren42 on Sept 27, 2017 10:21:58 GMT -8
I have a PVC outdoor 1 gang box on the underside that the 7 wire cable will go into. That will allow the connections into the trailer and I plan on connecting to the actual light, break, battery charge, etc with a fused bus box. All of the wiring itself is marine grade stranded and is soldered with heat shrink over the top.