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How to - Crimp Heavy Lugs and Wire Ferrule Connections

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In our latest video I show a quick few pointers for making some great connections to our wires that can be used on power supply and ground wires. Although soldering is a great alternative to using a hydraulic crimper for making lug to wire connections it does take time to do correctly. A hydraulic crimper actually creates a “cold weld” securing the wire within the lug terminal.

In this video I also show the use of wire ferrules. These help secure the wire within amplifiers or other gear that has set screw style terminals. The advantage is they help prevent stray wire strands from shorting out between the terminal block inputs. This is especially helpful for amplifiers that do have power and ground connections close to one another.

I hope this video helps give you some ideas for some really clean wiring techniques. Thanks for watching!


-Mark

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Could I use thin walled copper tubing to make my own ferrules??

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Very good and learning something new.


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Could I use thin walled copper tubing to make my own ferrules??

I suppose you "could" but I would think you would have trouble finding a perfect diameter, it may corrode easier, and ferrules are honestly so cheap I don't think its worth the effort.


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