If so , then crimp , if not - soldering is OK. What I have seen happen is there is movement , vibration or flexing , a soldered connection has a high failure rate from metal fatigue at the point of the solder. I did a lot of mobile work and learned to try to reuse some crimp connectors battery and others , many times the dimple crimp for the most common type of crimp connector , would cut some of the strands when you get just enough pinch in the dimple to keep from pulling apart. After the lack of a picture and not quite 1, words ; I have not seen one of these fail - if done correctly. I ended up buy off the Snap On truck a 3 foot long crimper like this for battery connection , and welder cable.
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Nasa tech standards - Crimping, interconnecting, cables wires. Had an interesting bit about failing gold coated connectors where the layer of gold actualy develops microscopic cracks. Also specificies acceptable cleaning compounds and many interesting things. I could see many of the errors I used to make in standard constructions, and even some I didn't know were errors, or at least not up to NASA standards. Find More Posts by Nordic.
Thanks - even tho I don't plan on taking my amp to space anytime soon, I'm sure this will be useful. Fascinating stuff. Great document, but surprised they don't mention the fold-over-each-other splice that I have used in places I don't think a side-by-side splice is strong enough. Find More Posts by richie00boy. BB code is On. Smilies are On. Forum Rules. All times are GMT. The time now is AM. Resources saved on this page: MySQL User Name.
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Application Note for: NASA-STD-8739.4 -- 2006-01-26