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Unread 02-07-2010, 09:04 AM   #1
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Solder Splice Connectors?

I am in the middle of changing out my TBI and installing a new MSD Ignition. I also removed the old computer and the associated harness. What a difference removing all those old wires makes!

I am new to heat shrinking and soldering and I would like to find a good solution for connecting my wires properly. Has anyone used this product?

Fusion™Solder Heat Shrink Splice - Solder Splice Connector

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Unread 02-07-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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For the cost of the smaller set 34.95 you could BUY and OWN an inexpensive soldering iron,crimping plier, flux, more connectors than come with the set and youll ever need, a couple rolls of electrical tape, heat shrink tubing and have money left over.
As far as the quality of the connector set you referenced in your link I have no idea. And according to the directions given you better be experienced with applying heat and connections besides the fact that they say" you must seperate the individual wires to make to proper connection" what a PITA.
Soldering and connecting wires is a simple, quick task an can be learned very quickly an easily by anyone.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 09:18 AM   #3
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Freightliner factory warranty requires using something like that. Use the uninsulated crimp connectors to join the wires, then put those over the splice and then they want you to use another heat shrink over that (overkill?). The uninsulated crimp connector has a small hole in the side, allowing the solder to melt into the wires inside. Also recommended to not touch the bare wires after stripping them, so the oils/dirt on your hands do not cause contamination of the splice.

I'd definitely use those that you found, unless you are going to use a solder iron and solder then heatshrink. Either way, as long as the solder holds the splice secure, it is a better splice than plain crimp connectors like many seem to like to use...
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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:57 AM   #4
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I don't really like those. My little butane torch (something like the one they show) always wants to overheat the plastic causing it to split so I gave up on them quickly.

I like to solder the connections put together like shown or use a plain crimp connector, then solder that and then slide the waterproof heatshrink over that joint. They make a waterproof heatshrink with glue in it for automotive use vs the plain stuff for electronic use. If all I have is the electronic heatshrink, then I use dielectric grease inside it before shrinking.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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I have those to and don't like them.
I prefer soldering .. Old wire is sometimes corroded and the tin does not stick so good then. when you use these thing you'r not sure you have a solid connection.
When soldering and the tin does not stick you can clean up the wire with sandpaper, solder and inspect the connection again.

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Unread 02-07-2010, 01:44 PM   #6
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You need a heat gun for shrink tubing, NEVER a flame.
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I use a lighter for heat shrink tubing, it works fine.

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They make a waterproof heatshrink with glue in it for automotive use.
That's the good stuff.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 02:42 PM   #9
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where can you find the good heat shrink?
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Quick google search found this. Search for dual wall or weatherproof heat shrink.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 03:16 PM   #11
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Thanks Coiz
All the tubing I've found locally is just the tubing, quess I'll be ordering some.
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Gemelos, have you heard of Picanol?
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where can you find the good heat shrink?
digikey.com about any kind of heat shrink made.
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Gemelos, have you heard of Picanol?
Yes, it's a company in Ieper that makes weaving machines...
Verry HiTech stuff, to bad there bussiness is not running so well.
Competition with China is killing them I heard on the news...
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I use a lighter for heat shrink tubing, it works fine.

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You need a heat gun for shrink tubing, NEVER a flame.
Heatshrink, not Flameshrink.. lol
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