Re: 1/0 Automtive Cable vrs. 2/0 Welding Cable

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Posted by JaSAn [] on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 08:54:40 :

In Reply to: Re: 1/0 Automtive Cable vrs. 2/0 Welding Cable posted by Keith in Washington [] on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 19:32:36 :

A good crimp is superior to a poor solder joint and vice versa.

A good crimp is superior to a good solder joint. Soldering heats the wire making it more brittle. This is more important the finer the individual strands of wire and applications with vibration. The transition between soldered wire and non soldered wire is where it breaks.
I used to test this stuff (my specialty was shock and vibration engineering).

A dimpled crimp is NOT a good crimp. If you cut a good crimp apart you cannot tell where the ferrule ends and the wire begins, or pick out individual strands of wire. You need a hydraulic crimper to accomplish a good crimp (they are not expensive) or you can order your choice of wire to length with crimped on ends.

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