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That is what you wanted wasn't it?
Surely you know what crimps to use for what cable!!!!!!!
Im sure I'm capable of performing a Google search for 'crimps'. I've used a lot of crimps before and was wondering what ones are used for household mains. If you don't want to help then why even say anything? :rolleyes2:Jfgi.
Google is your friend mate. Try RS site,or a wholesaler.
Very true , my point is though that it's pretty easy to melt solder. You can melt the stuff with a hair dryer! But it's pretty damn hard to shift a well crimped butt connector. If crimped correctly, a single butt connector should take the weight of a heavy guy swinging on the cable long before it gives way!If the solder gets anywhere near melting point you've got way more problems elsewhere before that!
This is a joke of course?I find single core crimps better than multistrand. And solder could potentially just melt in fault conditions.
No, this isn't a joke and I'm entitled to my opinion mr patronising!This is a joke of course?
On single strand cable??? Why don't you put it to the test then??? Solder a length of T+E together and crimp a length of T+E together, then see which join is the strongest when you try and pull them apart. I can tell you now that you wouldn't be able to pull apart a properly crimped join but ripping the soldered join in two would be as easy as pulling apart a slice of bread!I'm nearly 100% certain that most electricians would agree that a soldered joint is the best
Solder melts at much less than 350 degrees, I know because I've used a hair dryer to melt (or at least soften) it before! If you've ever heard of the 'Hairdryer on motherboard' trick for fixing ring of death X-Box 360's then you'll know what I mean. If not, look it up on google and you'll see it in action. Ok fair enough it's only a miniscule amount of solder, but it's solder none the less! Also, if solder was the be all and end all, why do the regs not allow tinning of fine stranded multicore cable to make good terminations? Why? Because soldering can reduce the mechanical stability of a multi-stranded cable termination by wicking up the conductor thus making it lose its flexibility, this may also increase volt-drop and cause other problems. Also, with solder, migration of the elements in the solder over time because of pressure at the termination may cause problems as well. Funny that! considering that the only way the regs permit termination of fine stranded multicore cable is by using a suitable crimping device to attach a ferrule on the end first.Btw if you can melt solder connections which I believe melts at 350 degrees from memory then the rest of your cables probably on fire with anything plastic at that point anyway!!!!!
Thanks for clarifing that buddyTypical lead-free solder used in electronics melts at around 220 degrees C (older lead-based solder was typically a bit lower, under 200 degrees C). You can get high melting point solder, there are various types that can be as high as 350 degrees (or even higher) - but you have to specifically buy a high melting point type.
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