Wire Connectors

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  1. tgalx3

    tgalx3 Well-Known Member

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    I never thought it would be this hard to find wire connectors. I’m trying connect 10 AWG to 12 AWG. Anyone have a good lead on wire connectors. The smallest connectors I can find currently are for 12AWG
     
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    Xt60s
     
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    tgalx3 Well-Known Member

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    will those work on 10 AWG? I have those currently?
     
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    Justin Ragucci Well-Known Member

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    Yes it will work. I have 12AWG on my 60s right now and 10AWG should fit as well if not then go with XT 90s they are bigger. if you have a set of helping hands it makes it much easier to solder
     
  5. Kotori87

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    Seconded. I standardized my fleet on XT60s. A lot of other people do too, unless their boats draw so much power they need XT90s. But the idea is the same. I have accidentally overheated them when soldering, though. Nowadays I just plug a spare connector into the other end to keep everything properly aligned in case my heavy handed aolder-gunning makes things go melty again.
     
  6. tgalx3

    tgalx3 Well-Known Member

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    I completely forgot that I put XT60s on my Lutzow batteries and those wires are 10 AWG.

    I wish my soldering gun was hot enough to melt the connectors. Its hot enough to make a secure connection on the connector but that's about it. I have been eye balling a nice soldering station. For $80 - $100 that seems really reasonable but after I finish the Bismarck's wiring, I'm not planning on doing much soldering in the near future. Well, until I build a Bayern or Indiana.
     
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    notSoGnarly Well-Known Member

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    I got one of these Weller soldering guns for connectors.
    $47 right now. Great investment.

    Weller 260-Watt/200W Professional Soldering Gun Kit with Three Tips and Solder in Carrying Case - D550PK https://a.co/d/73Dvoo4