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Old 25-11-2018, 19:02   #1
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Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

I am currently redoing the wiring bits not he boat, the 12vdc stuff is reasonably straight forward to try and keep to ABYC.

But it gets a bit tricky when doing the 120vac, they (ABYC) want to all the terminals to be crimped / heat sealed and ringed. Sounds straight forward except, modern 120vac Outlets ( duplex receptacles ) have captured screws as part of the assembly process. So if you take them all the way out to put the ring on, you will be also destroying the threaded ends fo the terminating screw on the outlet. Seems a bit counterproductive if your goals is have everything nice and tight.

Im going to use hook terminals instead .... not damage to the outlet terminal screws, and not easy to fall off ?

Am I going to have issues with a ABYC Surveyor?

Yes... comments and suggestions are welcome

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Re: Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

Use fork terminals with upturned ends to capture if if the screw loosens. You'll be fine both practically, and with the ABYC.
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Re: Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

fork terminals are abyc approved
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Re: Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

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Use fork terminals with upturned ends to capture if if the screw loosens. You'll be fine both practically, and with the ABYC.
Indeed.
From ABYC 11.16.3.4. ➥ "Terminal connectors shall be the ring or captive spade types.
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Re: Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

It's nice to see unity in the free advice realm for once.
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Re: Ring Terminals on 120vac Outlets (vs ... hook terminals )

Well thanks .... I must have read it too quick, or too long ago

Captive Spade it is !
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