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How am I supposed to attach wire to these electrical clips?


Old 09-03-16, 02:54 PM
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Question How am I supposed to attach wire to these electrical clips?

I bought a 28 piece kit of various electrical clips (AKA Alligator or crocodile clips)
and I was wondering what is the best way to attach my wires to them.

I have another test lead set and it looks like the wire was just stripped and folded over and then the ends were crimped tightly together.

So I am guessing I have to do the same with these as there is no hole for the wire to go through so I don't think I can solder it?

I do know these are not the best quality clips out there and I am just going to use them for light duty use at 10A maximum (More likely closer to 5A or 6A).

I am going to use 14 AWG wire on the big ones just to be safe.

The maximum voltage is going to be around 15V so I can charge a 12V AGM battery

The other two bigger clips are also going to get 14 AWG wire so I can attach a temporary light or fan to the 12V AGM battery



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Old 09-03-16, 04:19 PM
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The small tabs fold over to hold the insulation. The wire gets soldered to the clip.
Old 09-03-16, 11:21 PM
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Just a little visual to help. Just a dot of solder and fold over the clamps.

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Old 09-04-16, 04:38 AM
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PJ's advice is good. But I would put more than just a dab of solder. Use some emery paper and clean the surface to bright shine. Then immediately put on some solder flux to keep it clean. Then solder your wire. And don't be stingy with the solder. You want to make sure you have a very strong electrical connection that will resist corrosion and flexing.
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