Red Blue Yellow crimps BEWARE

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    If buying crimps don't assume they are all the same quality!!
    This is a straight butt connector yellow for 4 or 6mm wire.
    The one on the left is quality The one on the right is as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.
    The copper is not only far too thin butt as you can see in comparison the hole is also far too big for 6mm.
    ALWAYS give crimps a good tug after fitting! these just pull off with barely any effort.
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    I haven't noticed the dodgy ones yet ,I buy my stuff from electrical whole sellers , I shall keep an eye out ,especially when I do 400 v stuff (y)
     
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    No ideal what a crimp is or what you'd use it for. Hair extensions?
    But the one on the right looks like a chinese copy to my untrained eyes.
     
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    They are made in Italy
     
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    Dawn, you are getting bored just lying there, aren't you. :D:D
     
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    How
    How did you guess?
     
  7. Techno

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    Italy via China? How can there be such a difference in quality if they are both made by the same company Andy?
     
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    I never said they were from the same source? The correct ones are made in Taiwan.

    It doesn't really matter where they are made as long as they do the job
     
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    Or you could use the type intended for automotive use ............. :whistle:
     
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    with copper prices constantly rising, then its no surprise that thinner copies are being sold to the cost conscious. Cheap and electrical fitting are generally not a good combination
     
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    A lot of the cheap crimps sold in the auto industry do do meet the reconised approvals, generally ones sold for mains use do, only way to be sure is to buy branded products such as Takbro where all their crimps meet the relevant BSEN approvals.
     
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    I suspect you meant do not
     
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    There is some rubbish out there - usually Ebay or market stalls - even had them break up when using profession ratchet crimping tools. Where ever possible I now solder and sleeve all joints , far better and less risk of corrosion and high resistance setting in.
     
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    Something fishy about them???? :D
     
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    I never like crimped connections. I try to solder and cover in heatshrink.
     
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    When I wor a lad in the Electricity Supply Industry, there was only one brand of crimp and crimping tool which was approved for use in power stations and substations - BICC Burndy. The crimping tool had to be checked for calibration every 6 months and certified.
    When privatisation came to the ESI rules were slackened and Takbro crimps and tools became the norm.
     
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    It's not a tool issue
    Any ratchet crimp tool is good enough for these small terms
    Personally I use this which is as good as anything made at any price (y)
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    i prefer the non insulated connectors and with the right crimp tools you can make it all look like a proper factory loom . not like bodged up back yard job .
    is there a vehicle manufacturer that uses then coloured connectors coz i havent seen one yet.
     
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