Originally Posted by BadNewsBrewery
For those of us that have never soldered a crimped connection, can you offer a few tips / techniques? I've crimped my share of connectors and I've soldered a few connections, but never both. In my mind I'm at a chicken / egg crossroad.
Just as a note. I've seen and been involved in a few rigs over the years where that particular problem has jumped out. The problem really stems from the quality of the crimp tool. A good quality crimper is very
expensive and not commonly available. Most buy a common crimper (Lowe/HomeDepot) that does not provide a proper bond between the wire and the crimp on terminal for a high current
High Current Application.)
The easiest solution is to place a short length of shrink tube on the wire, place the connector on the wire end and crimp it. Then remove the plastic sleeve from the connector and solder the wire to the connector. Slide the shrink tube in place and shrink it.
Now your connection is sound. No problem..
I hope this makes sense.