Asked by: Darina Pflugheber
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st May, 2020

Can you use crimp connectors on solid wire?

There is also a greater chance for a crimp connection to come loose with solid core wire because the wire will not conform to the terminal as well. If you must use solid core wire, it is a good idea to solder the wire in place after you crimp it. The wire and terminal are then inserted into the crimper.

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Just so, can you use crimp connectors on 240v?

Most of these crimp tags are used on panel wiring with a voltage of around 110vdc with some at 240v. All are normally terminated in special terminal blocks (not chocblock) which give a degree of contact touch safety.

Also, can you mix solid and stranded wire? If you hold the ends of solid and stranded wire even with each other while you screw on the wire nut connector, the stranded wire will often wrap loosely around the solid wires, resulting in a loose connection. This is especially likely when you're joining multiple solid wires to one stranded wire.

Additionally, how much insulation do I need to strip wire?

If you going to wrap the electrical wire around the terminal screw on the electrical receptacle (or a light switch terminal) you need to strip back a bit more than 1/2-inch in order to have enough copper to go around the screw leaving no insulation under the screw head when it is tightened.

Is stranded wire better than solid?

Since stranded wire is more flexible than solid core wire of equal size, it can be used when the wire needs to move around frequently, in a robot arm for example. Conversely, solid wire is used when little or no movement is needed, such as prototyping circuits on a breadboard or protoboard.

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