Where do you get your wires, connectors, heat-shrink etc?
Do you prefer spade-ends to Andersons, what gauge of wire do you use for different applications.
Do you prefer silicon-tinned to regular wire?
How do you rate an Anderson in comparison to the bigger, fully insulated spade-ends? Does masking tape do as good a job as heat-shrink? What sort of solder do you use?
I have to say, I developed a notion that the Anderson Connector, and the Powerpoles, were the main and preferred form of connector.
Then I read some opinion from LFP, he thinks they are poor quality.
I received a controller from Lyen, and I have to say i was HUGELY impressed by the big beefy spade end connectors, male and female. I think they look and feel superior the Andersons.
I am also hugely UNIMPRESSED
by the price of the Andersons, and how fidgety and awkward they feel. Cheap, plastic feel, compared to the beefier spade ends.
Heat Shrink Butt-Connector
s- Does anyone here have an opinion these. They look like this:-
I am guessing that the cheapo bullet connectors are not a huge hit around here. That said, there are different grades. I found the ones on my Ananda and Cammy_CC hubs to be really cheap and cheesy. I soon replaced them with an inexpensive variety which I found to be much less prone to jamming and self-damage.
I am looking for a good grade of flexible copper wire....I see this Ancor Marine stuff is highly thought of. Also a bit expensive. What do you guys recommend?