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Offline uzelessknowledge

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PSU to Falcon expansion board
« on: July 31, 2016, 05:21:09 PM »
Hey all.
I have my F16 v2 and a PSU mounted in a cg1500. The expansion board is in the door. I need to run power from a PSU in another cg1500. I run 10awg from my PSU's to my Falcons.

I had planned to run these quick connectors between the boxes, but I need to lengthen the wires.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/281457740545

Is soldering the wires best or is crimping them?
http://m.harborfreight.com/10-pack-10-12-gauge-watertight-heat-shrink-butt-connectors-66597.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 06:09:07 PM »
I use solder sleeves or the heat shrink butt connectors no promblems at all. Some love soldering but I suck at it so I choose not to


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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 07:27:18 PM »
Either way works just fine but the butt-connectors are the easiest, provided you have a good crimper.  Also make sure that if using them that the wire you are using to extend the connection is within the gauges indicated or they will not seal.

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 08:34:06 PM »
Thanks guys. I was able to get a decent mesh solder joint.
Understood. Both wires are 10awg.
Thanks.
I'll pick up some of the butt connectors tomorrow and see how they do.

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2016, 04:00:57 PM »
How's this? I pressed the two sides together to interlace/mesh them.

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PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 07:07:37 PM »
It should work but I usually do a western union splice. It is simple to do and strong.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Union_splice

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 07:15:11 PM »
It looks good but I would probably flow a bit more solder into that joint.  This type of joint requires a lot of solder and a lot of heat to flow the solder thru the entire joint.

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 09:40:56 PM »
It should work but I usually do a western union splice. It is simple to do and strong.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Union_splice
I'm familiar with it but on smaller wire. This is 10awg. Would take a fair amount and the lead on the left is 5-6".

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Re: PSU to Falcon expansion board
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2016, 05:06:49 AM »
Got it .  I did t see the gauge,  I agree with you it could be done but would  take a bit of material.

 

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