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Sparky_Ben

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I have been told by college 2 double over the ends of the wire to get a bigger surface for the connection, is this right? Because my mates dad is a sparky and hes says not too. Just wondering what was best.
 
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Paul_Rawlinson

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Double over when a single cable goes in a terminal. It doubles the surface area ensuring that the cable is clamped properly.

I tend to do it on stranded wires but thats about it. not really essental to be honnest.
 
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Sparky_Ben

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Thanks. so its basically just good practice and for a little extra protection from the cable becoming loose.
 
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sivoodoo

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Sometimes its impossible to fit doubled up conducter into contact clamps, just make sure its as tight as possible.
 

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No set requirement either way
Its good practice to fill the terminal with copper by doubling up where say a single core 2.5mm in a socket that is designed for 3 but cieling rose connections probably no
Using your own judgement is the standard required
 

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