Anyone had this problem before?

  1. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Please tell me more about this shroud situation... As I think I'm missing your point :confused:
     
  2. sg66 Member

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    I'm paranoid, I use insulated crimps but then heat shrink over tail and cable
     
  3. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Sounds like belt & braces to me!

    I would like to try the heatshrink crimps, But I don't usually do much outdoor wiring repairs
     
  4. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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  5. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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  6. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    More reliable. You'll see these in more critical applications over pre insulated
     
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  7. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Interesting!
     
  8. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    the crimps aren't heat shrink but he puts heat shrink sleeving over them ok on barrel conectors not much use on spade conectors
     
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  9. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    The pre-insulated ones I have live in a box labelled "Bodgers' Crimps"...

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  10. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    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 :laughing:
     
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  11. heldtogetherwithblutack

    heldtogetherwithblutack Member

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    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.
     
  12. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    Reply from seller:
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    I think that's a fair response, Will await a refund
     
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  13. jimbo84 Member

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    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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