Please tell me more about this shroud situation... As I think I'm missing your point
I'm paranoid, I use insulated crimps but then heat shrink over tail and cable
Sounds like belt & braces to me!
I would like to try the heatshrink crimps, But I don't usually do much outdoor wiring repairs
Is there an actual benefit to this compared to using insulated ones or is it just a personal preference thing?
More reliable. You'll see these in more critical applications over pre insulated
the crimps aren't heat shrink but he puts heat shrink sleeving over them ok on barrel conectors not much use on spade conectors
The pre-insulated ones I have live in a box labelled "Bodgers' Crimps"...
Dave H. (the other one)
I must have been bodging for the last 47 years then never had one fail yet and there's still time british standards cant of noticed anyone using them
yes, chinesium carp from bay of thieves, tug test and it'll pull right off.
view down the crimp end, if metal jooks shiny and wafer thin, they're junk
if it looks like dull grey almost lead coloured with some thickness, those are ok.
I'll try and find some old photos I took to raise a query on the IET forum a couple of years ago.
Reply from seller:
I think that's a fair response, Will await a refund
I've had some really pants ones recently, whatever the material the metal is it's wafer thin, always use ratchet crimps and on a proper crimp you have to exert a decent force on the crimpers to close them all the way, these ones crimped with hardly any force, you could put them in the next size down on the crimpers and it still only just got a decent crimp, rubbish.
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