[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Jim (List) jim.list at stuckinthemud.org
Sat Oct 29 15:44:09 CDT 2011

Absolutely agree with the right tool for the job!

Used to "bodge" 1/4" spade connectors with a poor quality crimp tool +
sometimes solder. Never really that good.

Then bought a professional grade ratchet tool and the difference in
connecting quality was staggering. Never soldered another because there was
no need to, the crimp was perfect every time.

I now have ratchet tools for all types of crimp!


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Jason KG4WSV
Sent: 29 October 2011 19:02
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Rudy Benner <rudy at ve3bdr.com> wrote:
> I would recommend crimp and solder.

Bad idea, in my experience.  Makes a brittle joint, subject to breaking.

Do what the connector is designed for.  If it's designed for crimp, use the
right tool, not some random pair of pliers you have lying around, and it'll
work just fine.


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