As a residential or well-known electrical installation is a common fault for any electrical professional, however, it is common to notice a bad habit or even many professionals who sin in this regard, they are known as corrections in tasks that do not privilege safety and functionality.
In addition, poorly made splices are usually one of the main reasons for problems in a circuit, and should be avoided as much as possible so as not to generate future headaches.
Splices in an electrical conductor can cause significant heat dissipation losses if the splice is not correctly made or is poorly insulated.
Over time, wear from heating occurs that can render this part of the installation unusable.
Techniques to Make Splices Correctly
The stripping of the ends of the conductors must be done with appropriate tools and of a minimum size of 40 times the wire gauge. In a wire with a diameter of 2.5 mm, for example, the minimum size to be stripped at each end is 10 cm to ensure firmness and better conductivity of the circuit.
Never use a stylus to strip wires in a splice by derivation, as it is a flexible and very fragile instrument, unsuitable for robust work. If you do not have a specialized tool, use a pocket knife for this purpose.
To insulate a splice well, it is recommended to wrap a mass of insulating tape equal to the thickness of the insulation of the wire itself. Using too little tape can lead to premature deterioration of this installation, especially if the conductors are not properly sized and there is overheating.
Always use the universal pliers to tighten after completing the splice, this helps not to leave protruding ends capable of puncturing the insulation
In the case of flexible cable, never twist the filaments before making the splice. This impairs conductivity as it causes less contact.
Welding electrical splices should be performed whenever possible to maximize mechanical strength and conductivity, as the tin used in solder works by filling all spaces left by the braid of the splice.
Solder Wire Connectors: Why Choose It
Solder wire connectors provide superior electrical current flow and tensile strength. They won’t break or crack under even the most extreme weather conditions. When used properly keep wires safe from moisture and corrosion, when the connectors are waterproof you can make sure your wires are safe against solid foreign objects and water.