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Old 10-16-2018, 11:50 PM
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Default What size solder sleeve

I would like to use solder sleeves for attaching pigtails to shielding, but have no experience with them. Can anyone tell me which size sleeves to order for 2 and 3 conductor shielded tefzel?

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:32 AM
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Hi Larry,

I find they come in 4 colours:

White are very thin and useful for joining 2 thin wires (AWG 24 to 20)

Red are bigger and for joining 2 thicker wires (20 AWG to 14 AWG)

Blue I use for joining shielding wires in 2 / 3 / 4 cables

Yellow are too large for most things but occasionally I use them when I have lots of wires bunched together

I would get blue ones for shielding and reds for general purpose wire joining.

Happy soldering !!

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Old 10-17-2018, 03:15 AM
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I would get blue ones for shielding and reds for general purpose wire joining.
Agree with Amer - Get a bunch of Reds and Blues. They are really great.
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:43 AM
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Default Solder sleeve with integral pigtail

Take a look at Steinair. He has the solder sleeves in different sizes for shielded wire with the pigtail already built-in to the the sleeve (also without the pigtail).

They work very well to terminate the shielded wire.

https://www.steinair.com/?search_cat...sttype=product

Also see the solder sleeve video on this page for installation instructions. A lot of great wiring videos/tips on this page.

https://www.steinair.com/documents-and-support/videos/

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:04 AM
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My opinion so take with a grain of salt. I view solder sleeves as a waste of money and clunky. Soldering a pigtail to a braided shield wire and covering with a piece of heat shrink is a very simple task.

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Old 10-17-2018, 09:12 AM
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My opinion so take with a grain of salt. I view solder sleeves as a waste of money and clunky. Soldering a pigtail to a braided shield wire and covering with a piece of heat shrink is a very simple task.

Carl
That is what I did on the 6, but this G3X system wants a LOT of shielded wire (many terminated on both ends) and I thought this would save the hassle of soldering in place in the plane.

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Old 10-17-2018, 09:14 AM
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Take a look at Steinair. He has the solder sleeves in different sizes for shielded wire with the pigtail already built-in to the the sleeve (also without the pigtail).

They work very well to terminate the shielded wire.

https://www.steinair.com/?search_cat...sttype=product

Also see the solder sleeve video on this page for installation instructions. A lot of great wiring videos/tips on this page.

https://www.steinair.com/documents-and-support/videos/

Andy
Looking at the stein site, each of the different sizes is blue Do you know the fractional size of the "blue" sleeve that you recommended 2-3 conductor?

The blue TE connectivity one's that I had identified at Digikey were .180" Does that sound right?

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Old 10-17-2018, 10:17 AM
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I use HML-8 for 2-3 conductor shielded wire.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:45 AM
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ACS option.

SOLDERING SLEEVE 1/4" 11-07903

I agree with Carl on the use of shrink wrap. Easy and less $$$. I prefer the marine grade shrink wrap on Amazon vs ACS.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:44 AM
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That is what I did on the 6, but this G3X system wants a LOT of shielded wire (many terminated on both ends) and I thought this would save the hassle of soldering in place in the plane.

Larry
When your laying on your back, feet up in the air over your seat backs, under the panel, it is a viable option.
I agree with Carl otherwise, but I have a couple sleeves where putting a heat gun on it was much easier than trying to solder.
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