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Old 23-04-2016, 09:55   #16

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Re: What is this connection?

Of course then you can replace it again with tinned stranded. And, again again with everything matching the ABYC color codes for each circuit type.(VBG)

Remember that crimpers expand and deform out of spec during the warm weather. That's why it is important to stop the electrical work and go sailing as soon as the weather gets into the upper 60's. Honest.(G)

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Old 23-04-2016, 10:10   #17
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Re: What is this connection?

As already mentioned, these connectors were meant for the communications inustry for splicing signal-carrying wire. The spec sheet presented earlier lists the largest wire size as #18 AWG, and there's no specified current rating.

This sort of connector isn't ABYC-approved, and would be a poor choice on a boat for anything other than signal wires or low-current like some LED lighting.

I suspect someone just grabbed whatever they had and used it.

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Interesting comment from Hellosailor, I seem to recall one of my past chart plotters ( Lowrance I think) was supplied with them for connecting the small signal wires.
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Hi all, I'm rewiring the control panel on my sailboat and found this connection from the instrument panel to the ground. What is it exactly? Thanks in advance!

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