solar panel regulator - terminating wires

Submitted: Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 12:56
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Hi, I have a Tracer brand one that has a screw coming down on a plate to clamp each wire. What is the best terminal to put on the wire?
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 13:15

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 13:15
You should not need anything on the cable with this type of terminal.
Simply remove 15mm of insulation from the cable, back-off the terminal screw to fully open the terminal, insert the cable ensuring that the insulation does not enter the clamp zone then fully tighten the screw.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 18:37

Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 18:37
As stated above bare wire will suffice but if you want a more professional fit use boot lace ferrules.

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 15:12

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 15:12
Soldering may be a cheaper option instead of buying a radial crimper thats not much use for anything else.
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Follow Up By: HKB Electronics - Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 18:02

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 18:02
The problem with soldering, I'm assuming you mean the wire ends is when used in screw terminals is that it can soften due to heating allowing the the wire to come loose and either come adrift or arc. I have seen many instances of this over the years some leading to electrical fires.

It is worth buying a good quality crimper with replaceable jaw sets.

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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 20:36

Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 20:36
Both mentioned in yours and my post have issues, the only real way is proper termination and making sure the cables are securer after the termination.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 15:14

Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 15:14
If the screws and clamps can be removed the best thing is to use soldered eyelet terminals under the screw and clamp.
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