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  • #16
    Spoolmate 30A

    I'm with cruiser. Why bulk it up more than it needs to be. Solder n shrink and done.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by cruizer View Post
      I'd either solder and shrink tube the wires or use heat shrink butt connectors for 18-20 gage. Freaking simple....
      The only thing I would ad is to suggest that you cut the whole cable so that all the strands end up being the same length when you strip back to undamaged strands and solder, splice & shrink.. it is going to end up a bit shorter anyway..

      Long ones and short ones are kind of nasty to look at..
      Last edited by H80N; 03-10-2014, 01:14 PM.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by cruizer View Post
        Unsure where the 5 pin connector comes into play either, cause you've got 3 wires for controller, 2 for trigger, 2 for motor and one for sense, the sense isn't used often, so you'd have 7 not 5. Never the less for these breaks, I'd either solder and shrink tube the wires or use heat shrink butt connectors for 18-20 gage. Freaking simple....

        Well its been longer than 5 minutes ago since the last time I counted them last but I thought I counted 5 but you probably are right. Well I have shrink tube and solderless connecters and I originally thought about doing it that way but I saw these waterproof connecters and thought that might be a better way to go. I'll have to recount the wires and fall back and regroup and see what direction I want to go thanks all.

        Mark

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        • #19
          Solder wires (no connectors) and heat shrink tube as cruiser and H80N have already suggested but when I do this I stagger the joints to avoid a large bulge in the cable and a larger diameter heat shrink tube over the whole mess to tidy it up.
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          • #20
            29a

            I agree with duane. I've done it both ways, and the staggered way is all most imperceptible.
            You might lose a foot of wire doing it that way.
            Just call it a 29A.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bob Miller View Post
              I agree with duane. I've done it both ways, and the staggered way is all most imperceptible.
              You might lose a foot of wire doing it that way.
              Just call it a 29A.
              Good Luck,
              Bob

              Thanks Duane & Bob for your input on this. I agree the staggered wires would make a little more tidy package. Bob I see you have a Miller 211 how do you like it? I bought one but I haven't had the time to use it yet . I bought it for when I have to patch the floor in my dump truck, I can sit it right in the bed where I'm working. I have a Miller 251 but the leads are to short to be welding in the bed, and that's a little to heavy to be lifting.


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