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Old 06-16-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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I'm using the Midnight combiner box. The lug that is used to connect the battery cable to the combiner plate for the positive leed is too small for a 2/0 wire. I'm looking for a crimp connector with a solid ferril(1/4 in.) on the end to tighten the set screw down on. Looked but can't find. Mike.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:33 AM   #2
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I'm using the Midnight combiner box. The lug that is used to connect the battery cable to the combiner plate for the positive leed is too small for a 2/0 wire. I'm looking for a crimp connector with a solid ferril(1/4 in.) on the end to tighten the set screw down on. Looked but can't find. Mike.
I tried a different spelling and found this:
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Sorry. I meant solid ferriles. Which would probably mean stud. I need to solder the 2/0 in the open end and secure the other with a set screw. I'm trying to avoid cutting off a few strands to make the cable fit but if I have to then so be it.
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Sorry. I meant solid ferriles. Which would probably mean stud. I need to solder the 2/0 in the open end and secure the other with a set screw. I'm trying to avoid cutting off a few strands to make the cable fit but if I have to then so be it.
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There are such things as terminal reducers. ( my term )

These have female openings for a larger conductor... and a male tip a bump or two smaller in size.

These are intended to be CRIMPED on... though I'd guess you could solder them on.

( Not recommended... go with compression connections every time. )

Last time I touched one was ~ twenty-years ago.

Buchanan ? Heck if I can remember.

These are often needed when the field conductor was up-sized for distance and voltage drop -- not amps. They make an elegant way to get your conductors underneath circuit breaker lugs, etc.
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Glad you mention this, I need something like this right now!

I bumbled around a little just now, if you search for "reducing pin" you'll find them for big wires, for small wires, look for "pin terminal" - Sta-kon makes them.

With a ferrule, the wire goes into the pin, so the diameter is a little larger. With the pin terminal, well, it is what it sounds like.



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There are such things as terminal reducers. ( my term )

These have female openings for a larger conductor... and a male tip a bump or two smaller in size.

These are intended to be CRIMPED on... though I'd guess you could solder them on.

( Not recommended... go with compression connections every time. )

Last time I touched one was ~ twenty-years ago.

Buchanan ? Heck if I can remember.

These are often needed when the field conductor was up-sized for distance and voltage drop -- not amps. They make an elegant way to get your conductors underneath circuit breaker lugs, etc.
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Glad you mention this, I need something like this right now!

I bumbled around a little just now, if you search for "reducing pin" you'll find them for big wires, for small wires, look for "pin terminal" - Sta-kon makes them.

With a ferrule, the wire goes into the pin, so the diameter is a little larger. With the pin terminal, well, it is what it sounds like.


Those 10 awg type are the only ones of that design I recall using.
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Glad you mention this, I need something like this right now!

I bumbled around a little just now, if you search for "reducing pin" you'll find them for big wires, for small wires, look for "pin terminal" - Sta-kon makes them.

With a ferrule, the wire goes into the pin, so the diameter is a little larger. With the pin terminal, well, it is what it sounds like.
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