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Should You Use Wire Ferrules ???

Discussion in 'Electrics' started by Indycars, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. AusBucket

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    May 23, 2008
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    G'Day All,
    I seem to have caused some confusion here, I assumed we were talking about brass spade terminals that are common on the various components in the electrical system. They are sold in Auto Parts stored with Red, Yellow, Blue insulators (depending on wire size) that are crimped on the wire. A lot of the ring terminals of this type are tin plated..
    I buy bare terminals as they're way easier to crimp properly and I solder the end of the wire where it pokes out of the end of the crimp, then I put the shrink plastic onto the terminal. A LOT of the terminals you buy in the stores are chinese manufacture and they use inferior brass (read thinner). I find these can go out of shape and lose contact either when the spade is placed on the terminal or after some use if the loom is subject to vibration. The UTILUX brand that I use stay put.
    Hope this explains things.
    Spanky, lincolnuT and fletcherson like this.

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