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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 AM
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I would really appreciate some pics of your connections for these light gauge wires. I used some telephone wire connectors from Home Depot as a temporary fix but need a Better solution. I was thinking about a terminal block but am not aware of any ring terminals for wire that small.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Bubba60tackle View Post
I would really appreciate some pics of your connections for these light gauge wires. I used some telephone wire connectors from Home Depot as a temporary fix but need a Better solution. I was thinking about a terminal block but am not aware of any ring terminals for wire that small.
I used terminal blocks... and 16-18 ring lugs but doubled the wire back on itself. Anyone can do it if you have the right stuff you could always tin the connection and use heat shrink... lota work for a few connections.

Mine's in service for years... never a problem.

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Sorry, no pics. Boat in storage until spring. Used connectors at first, but didn't really secure the small 22/24G wires even folded. Made perm soldering with heat shrink and ScotchKote.
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I've used the Euro Mini Terminal strips from Radio Shack. Been usiing them since 2004 without any issues.

Here's the link to Radio Shack .... $3.49.

You can cut them to the # of connectors needed for your particular install.





http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...Terminal+strip

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Barrier strips are another option.

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http://www.posi-lock.com/positwist.html

Heard these work well, gonna try it next weekend.
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Blue water pirate have you had any corrosion issues with the radio shack terminal? My location definitely sees more moisture than I would care for it to.


Back in black, where did you find those spade connectors with the holes for terminal block heat shrink? Or is that generic heat shrink around a standard spade connector?



I think this is stupid how a connection on a piece of emergency equipment is so weak, I have half a mind to return the unit and go get one that connects to NMEA 2000 or has a built in GPS. Thanks for all of the ideas!
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Radio Shack has heat shrink 18-22 ga connectors. That is what I used.
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No problem with corrosion. I use dielectric grease on the terminals after I get everything connected.
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