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    And now for the 3rd way of joining wires: split and twist the branches and fold over and heat-shrink with a layer or three NASA actually has like a 100-something page document about different methods of applying this...
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    AKA, the Western Union splice. The fact that Nasa is using telegraph repair technology should attest to how good that splice actually is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by His Royal Ghostliness View Post
    And now for the 3rd way of joining wires: split and twist the branches and fold over and heat-shrink with a layer or three NASA actually has like a 100-something page document about different methods of applying this...
    I know you love this method! I've seen you do it many many times!

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    Have you seen me pull a pickup truck by a 12-awg wire spliced that way? lol

    I've actually migrated away from that method to the waterproof butt-connects for applications where convenience matters more than connection quality (like splicing wires that trigger relays) - but I still use it on important stuff like sensors and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by His Royal Ghostliness View Post
    ...It's messy if you don't know wtf you're doing. I personally know two people who can solder like a wizzard, but like one of them already said, you gotta have a good iron to begin with. My main issue with soldering is its inconvenience in that it takes a long time and it's not easy to do well in confined spaces (like splitting one or two wires in a 40-wire main body harness shoved in a dark corner of the engine bay with exactly zero slack). At the same rate crimping doesn't exactly work with PCBs, if you ever wanna do something custom with those you gotta be good at soldering...
    What is a PCB?

    I know what I'm doing, it's what you just mentioned that makes it suck. Last time I soldered was inside a dashboard, the sun was going down and it was 20 degrees outside. Soldering is much easier when you can do it on a bench top with plenty of wire to work with. With crimping there's no heat until you get the heat source out so no chance of fouling your heat shrink tube or burning the wire's insulation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerekTheGreat View Post
    What is a PCB?

    A PCB is abbreviation for Printed Circuit Board.

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    Ah, thankies. Yep, can't crimp that stuff.
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