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Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by Giggs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:05 pm

As the title says, just wondering what are peoples thoughts e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50x-Blue-Scot ... SwEH9ZaIkU
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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:12 pm

They're a bit bodgy really, can you solder + head-shrink instead?
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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by Giggs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:20 pm

Never had a go at soldering or heat shrinking, that's why I'm just exploring all the options.
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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by marco_polo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:25 pm

Soldering is a piece of p*ss, a nutless monkey could do it blindfold, if in doubt just use lots of flux. :)
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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by Barney McGrew » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:30 pm

Don't go anywhere near Scotch Locks for auto wiring. They work by cutting the insulation, but can sometimes damage the wire itself and sometimes have quite a dodgy connection, especially with vibrations and movement as the car moves around.

If it's for car audio then they are just about acceptable at a push, but I'd much rather have solid connections as mentioned, soldering isn't that hard, but a good next step is simply a block connector that can screw the wires down securely.

Is this for your tweeter connections?

I'm not meaning this badly, but if you're really having this much trouble wiring a couple of speakers in, you should really get someone to look at it for you or show you what to do.

It shouldn't be too hard to take this opportunity to learn about wiring though. All it is really is a positive and negative in a circuit.

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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by Giggs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:46 pm

Oh no, I've already wired my tweeters with the terminal block that MP suggested and it works great, I'm just trying to use this opportunity to learn as much as possible about wiring.
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Re: Opinions on quick wire tap

Post by CynicalRobot » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:53 pm

Good idea to keep learning about it tbh, its really handy to know how to handle wiring.

I would recommend soldering though, if you watch a tutorial on youtube and get a soldering kit off amazon, i think they are £20. Then just practice on a load of dummy wire until you are comfortable, benefit of this is you can do it in your warm home and not in the freezing cold on your live wires getting in a panic! lol
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