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QUOTE (Brian @ 7 Nov 2007, 09:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have to agree with Robert. The best connection is always going to be a correctly made and soldered joint. Crimps, screw down connector blocks or just twisting wires are all likely to be sources of trouble in the future.
Also agree, and Rapid part No. 86-0390 makes stripping the insulation back very quick and easy. Although they're normally used for stripping from an end, they work just fine along the length of a wire, parting the insulation enough to solder the dropper on.

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QUOTE (Brian @ 14 Nov 2007, 18:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Once in palce 2.5mm solid is very easy to strip the insulation from whenever a dropper is needed to connect to it - Run a craft knife around the insulation and slice off 15-20mm or so . Flexible conductors are very much harder to strip along their length. It keeps flexing then the knife digs into the soft wires and fractures a few conductors so you end up with 2.5 cable reducing it to around 1.5mm if you're not careful.
It's even easier with "automatic" wire strippers. See earlier in the thread. They cope with solid and stranded.

Andrew
 
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