Do it right and it won't fail.
Absolutely, but few can do it right.
99% of crimp connectors made today are made for fractions of a fraction of a cent in China, I've seen way too many fail to even consider them remotely reliable. At best they are a quick patch to get it working.
Agreed so long as we're talking about the crap vinyl insulated, split seamed type seen in auto parts stores. Those are garbage! Quality crimp connectors can, and do work quite well.
, believe me, there's very few people who can crimp properly. If you practice, half of your crimps will pull apart. It's still easier than soldering properly though.Wire nuts are probably better than most people's crimps if you electrical tape them together. I personally like Posi-tite
brand connectors especially the water proof versions
Agree with point one, except that 1/2 seems high.
Give your repairs a good tug, and if they won't come apart, they're likely fine. Don't be afraid to pull pretty hard.
Wire nuts do not belong in any transportation environment.
On point three, we will have to disagree. That type of connector has been seen to fail quite a bit in the automotive field. The wires wiggle loose over time. You may have good luck, but I have repaired many
connections where these were used.
I agree that soldering makes a better electrical connection if done correctly... It has solder in the center that melts around your wires and has heat shrink that seals when heating the splice and solder
Actually, when done properly, lead in the connection does not bring about better conductivity. As we all know, electricity follows the path of least resistance. If you have good copper to copper contact, as you should always strive for, very little current will flow through the lead, due to lead's much lower conductivity.
Those connectors can work fine if everything is nice and clean. they are known to fail often in practice in the field due to the presence of various contaminants, poor application, etc.
Hope you guys will still help me with my questions after all of this discussion, as I'm sure I'll have more.
All of my comments are intended in a good, helpful mindset.