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Crimping Wire

  1. Aug 14, 2009 #1
    I have a crimp connector that currently works with 22 awg 7 strand wire. Does anyone have any insight on whether or not 22 awg 17 strand wire would work? I would like to just test it but I don't want to drop $30 on wire that won't work. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't but perhaps someone can verify this? (the datasheet specifies stranded 18-22 awg, but doesn't seem to indicate the amount of strands)
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  3. Aug 14, 2009 #2


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    It should work fine. If this is a mission-critical application you should be double-crimping and/or soldering anyway.
  4. Aug 14, 2009 #3


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    Agreed on both counts. The crimping itself should depend solely upon the gauge, not the number of strands. Soldering is always better than a mere crimp, though.
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