Good Quality Crimps

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by pcspike, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. pcspike

    pcspike Member

    Can anyone recommend a good brand of insulated crimps for butt jointing (that doesn’t come apart). I’ve read that SWA crimps are good but unable to find a supplier online that sells relatively small quantities.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
  2. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    CPC sell good quality crimps (AMP) in small quantities - but if you are able to pull the wire out afterwards it may well be the tool that's not doing it's job
  3. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    Or the tool doing the job :p (only kidding).
  4. pcspike

    pcspike Member

    Thanks Sean,


    I should have said that it is not my experience that they have come apart it is what I have read and I’m wanting to avoid getting the same results by asking those who have had experience using quality ones such as yourself. The ratchet CK pliers that I’m getting should be up to the job.

    Had a quick look on CPC at ‘amps crimps’ but couldn’t see what I wanted there. I need the blue for 2.5mm two core and earth.
  5. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

  6. pcspike

    pcspike Member

  7. Sean_ork

    Sean_ork Screwfix Select

    these ?

    http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-power/st...ssellid=CN11407&crosssell=true&in_merch=true&
  8. pcspike

    pcspike Member

  9. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

  10. pcspike

    pcspike Member

  11. pcspike

    pcspike Member

    JP.

    I’m going to have to extend the wiring to a few of my kitchen sockets when I fit my new kitchen because we have decided to go for splashback panel rather than tiling. The panelling is quite thick and the wiring to some of the sockets are not going to reach. Would solder and heatshrink be legal in this case?
  12. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    Yes but you'll need 2 layers of heat shrink if the joints won't be whithin an enclosure.
  13. JP.

    JP. Screwfix Select

    Concur Sen - maybe also wrap the whole lot with gaffer tape (neatly and tight) to finish off? Sort of overlap onto the cable sheath when binding if possible? If not then wrap with insulating tape and cable tie the wrap both ends to prevent ''unfurling''
  14. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    I don't know of anyone who would even contemplate soldered joints. Crimps and Wagos are by far the best way to go.
  15. pcspike

    pcspike Member

    Would you use butt crimps or parallel splice in this case?
  16. unphased

    unphased Screwfix Select

    I think generally, yes, I use butt splice which is a straight end-to-end in-line splice.

    Regards
  17. Lectrician

    Lectrician Screwfix Select

    Not exactly ideal day in day out....
  18. mr reflex

    mr reflex Member


    Always tend to think solder and heat shrink are more for auto electrics.
  19. pcspike

    pcspike Member

    Many thanks for that. As it happens I also ordered some Wagos last week too just to experiment with, they seem an ideal option but I wonder about the amount of space they will take up where a lot of wires are involved but at the price that they are they are worth a try.


    Regards Spike
  20. stateit

    stateit Member

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