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#218256 03/01/17 06:07 AM
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I hope I make sense with this. I for looking for crimp on lug that upsizes the wire to meet the minimal terminal wire size. I don't want to pull a larger wire due to costs and needless wire fill in race way. I'm sure they are out there but I don't know their proper terminology. I'll be landing #16 gauge wire in #14 gauge terminal. Thanx up front


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It may not be legal but I see guys folding the wire over so it ends up being twice the size.


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As Greg said, folding over is seen in the field. As to it being compliant??

I understand where you are coming from with this, but I can't say I have ever seen any item to 'make it bigger'.



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Something like that but aren't Ferrels listed for only certain terminals? Would they work in a clam shell terminal? I may just use forks and call it good



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Originally Posted by sparkyinak
Something like that but aren't Ferrels listed for only certain terminals? Would they work in a clam shell terminal? I may just use forks and call it good

Ahh, You didn't say what kind of terminal you were connecting to, so use a 14-16AWG Fork crimp connector and that's that?

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Just in General. I could be wrong but I think ferrels can be used on terminals listed for ferrels. I never used them nor I'm not a fan of them. Seems like a lot of work when simple craftmenship gets the job done right without the added costs of ferrels


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