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Old 04-01-2003, 01:13 PM
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I had an on/off switch and fuse go bad on my console. A few others have some corrosion on them, so I decided to go ahead and replace all of them (I'd rather spend a little more time/money at my house than have to jury rig anything while I'm out). My questions are:
1. The connections are the square male/female type. Are the ring/screw type connections better or last longer? If so, would I need to solder each connector or is crimping fine?
2. Are there any advantages to adding a bus bar while I'm back there?
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Old 04-01-2003, 01:32 PM
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The flat square thingy's are fine. They crimp on, and if you want to get fancy, you can shrink wrap it after crimping it. The screws are no better, either way, they rust eventially.

Keep them sprayed with CRC or similar, that helps alot.

Advantages to add a bus bar? For what? If you need one, then the advantage is you have one. If you don't need one, then there is no advantage.

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Old 04-01-2003, 06:10 PM
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Look at www.ancorproducts.com Use a quality product. Crimp, shrink wrap, and a little 3M 5200 to seal. Should last forever. Good luck. www.bluesea.com is a great place for bus bars and fuses, too.

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