Re: Insulating bus wire dropper feeds

Chris Elliott

Paul, you could also use self fusing insulating tape. It's available in Australia from jaycar, stock number is nm-2826
Chris Elliott

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On 12 Nov 2016, at 01:21, 'Vollrath, Don' don.vollrath@... [WiringForDCC] <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:


Try electrical tape or some of that liquid electrical tape stuff. I always stagger the soldered connection points and leave them bare.



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Hello group,

Question about insulation. I have attached a couple of pictures in the photos section showing some newly soldered connections of my droppers to my bus wires. The bus wires are 13 AWG. I tried splitting a heat shrink longitudionally and applying it but when I applied heat with the air gun it didn't hold and just twisted up. Does anyone have a way of insulating these connections or should I not bother as long as nothing else can touch the exposed fractions of an inch?


Paul Hamilton

Perth, Western Australia 

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