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Solder, Crimp or Both?

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1 month 1 week ago #17196 by geoffrey klestadt
geoffrey klestadt created the topic: Solder, Crimp or Both?
I'm close to wiring the engine control switches - Lane A, B, fuel pumps etc. I have PIDG crimp terminals for them. What do people prefer for reliability? Crimp, solder or both?

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1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago #17197 by Bill Hertzel
Bill Hertzel replied the topic: Solder, Crimp or Both?
Crimp is fine, adding solder is Belts and Suspenders.

Have you looked at Positive Lock Connectors?
You can purchase 100 of them, including the housings, for under $25.

They cannot be pulled off accidentally no matter how hard you try!
Now you know what that hole is for in all those tabs!
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1 month 1 week ago #17204 by Rob Seaton
Rob Seaton replied the topic: Solder, Crimp or Both?
Solder is not a good practice for small gauge aviation use.
Among other problems it can travel down the wire strands, making it brittle.

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