Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Post it here, if it doesn't fit any of the above.

Moderators: User administrators, Moderators

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby Slider2 » 28 May 2018, 10:43

Use the proper sized cable, matching eyelets and tools - crimping wins out. With a good fit and the right power there isn't an opportunity for moisture wicking etc.

I used to solder everything but not anymore. For big stuff I use one of the hydraulic crimpers as listed above. If you put a junior hacksaw through one of those crimps all the copper strands have melded into one. Awesome kit for the money.
Slider2
 
Posts: 80
Joined: 08 Oct 2015, 10:20
Location: West Sussex
80-90 Mem No: 15069

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby Sir Brixalot » 13 Jun 2018, 17:09

bigherb wrote:We have been here before.
Crimp them.
Image

Get a hydraulic crimping tool which you can use in situ if needed.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Ton-Hydra ... SwJ0xaX4Ce

Choose the correct blind tube terminals and heat shrink eliminates any moisture ingress.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OCZ-035-8-Ri ... 0290.m3507


Got a 10 ton crimper. What a revelation. Knock the scissor type one I had into a cocked hat. Cheers
1989 Autosleeper Auto 1-9 DG with LPG conversion
Sir Brixalot
 
Posts: 3503
Joined: 15 Oct 2010, 21:55
Location: Brixton Town
80-90 Mem No: 8927

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby CovKid » 03 Jul 2018, 12:24

And great for those extra tough toe nails :D
Roller paint your camper at home: https://tinyurl.com/y7723h29 for MP4 download.
User avatar
CovKid
Trader
 
Posts: 8279
Joined: 30 Apr 2006, 13:19
Location: Ralph - Nuneaton
80-90 Mem No: 3529

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby carthago ian » 11 Jul 2018, 08:59

Having worked on platforms on shore, off shore as an E&I tech can't remember the last time, if ever someone said lets use a soldering iron when terminating stuff..
carthago ian
 
Posts: 88
Joined: 14 Mar 2010, 10:45
Location: Rural Tipperary
80-90 Mem No: 4852

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby Smcknighty » 11 Jul 2018, 09:43

What crimper would you reccomend for smaller crimps. My cheapo one doesn’t seem to hold that well, wondering if better ones are available


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Smcknighty
 
Posts: 865
Joined: 24 Jul 2012, 20:40
Location: West Sussex
80-90 Mem No: 14436

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby Sir Brixalot » 11 Jul 2018, 18:50

The hydraulics do go down to quite small size dies-6mm in mine.
1989 Autosleeper Auto 1-9 DG with LPG conversion
Sir Brixalot
 
Posts: 3503
Joined: 15 Oct 2010, 21:55
Location: Brixton Town
80-90 Mem No: 8927

Re: Gas soldering iron recommendation or should i crimp

Postby adie89 » Yesterday, 20:56

Smcknighty wrote:What crimper would you reccomend for smaller crimps. My cheapo one doesn’t seem to hold that well, wondering if better ones are available


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


For smaller stuff get the proper terminals like BW do and use ratchet crimpers with the correct ‘f’type jaws. I use a ‘laser’ set that were about 20quid and they’re great.

This is really interesting from a certain point of view, molex handbook on crimp terminals sadly I found the NASA one too

https://www.molex.com/pdm_docs/ats/TM-640160065.pdf
adie89
 
Posts: 45
Joined: 04 Sep 2012, 21:25
Location: Paderborn, NW Germany
80-90 Mem No: 11532

Previous

Return to Any Other Matters

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests