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Old 06-23-2009, 06:36 AM   #10
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RE: Cable Crimper

troy994719 wrote:
FYI solder is a big ABYC no no on boats.
ABYC Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft
July 2008 -2009

E-11AC and DC Electrical Systems On Boats Solder shall not be the sole means of mechanical connection in any circuit. If soldered, the connecton shall be so located or supported as to minimize flexing*of the conductor where the solder changes the flexible conductor into a solid conductor.

EXCEPTION:* Battery lugs with a solder contact length of not less than 1.5 times the diameter of the conductor.

I haven't received*my new standards manual yet, but I have not been informed that this has changed recently. Please refrain from giving advice based on ABYC standards if you are not familiar with them.
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