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Old 11-05-2014, 07:43 AM   #16
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Ok solder does not work, it's impossible to get the nut in place to hold the rectifier with the wires connected, it's just too tight to work in once it's in the gang box. So I think I will need to go with the special connectors so I can connect them once the rectifier is secured. How do these work, do I need a special tool to crimp them? And what about sizes are they mostly all standard as far as the actual plug goes? I will have to see if Digikey or other Canadian retailer has some.
Just use female spade connectors as suggested. They are cheap available almost anywhere. You can buy a kit with a cheap crimper and a few dozen connector styles for under $10.

A mechanical connection is typically preferred over solder for line level connections. In failure scenarios high heat can cause solder to reflow and connections can then come apart. So mechanical fastening eliminates the solder reflow risk.
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Ok solder does not work, it's impossible to get the nut in place to hold the rectifier with the wires connected, it's just too tight to work in once it's in the gang box. So I think I will need to go with the special connectors so I can connect them once the rectifier is secured. How do these work, do I need a special tool to crimp them? And what about sizes are they mostly all standard as far as the actual plug goes? I will have to see if Digikey or other Canadian retailer has some.
i would still solder, and use a nut driver to install.

fwiw these things get mighty hot when running, i mean they can burn you.
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Got a 2 gang box, think what I'll just do is stick with solder but with 2 gang I'll have way more room to work in so things wont be as tight. Too tight to get a nut driver or anything in there. Though now that I think of it I should have gotten a gang box where the sides come off, I could have bolted it in and attached it after.
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