Electure, Hey, ALL the conductor is under the terminal at least it was not wrung off (something I've never done ) .
It appears as the type of terminal that will take a conductor on either side, or both as in the case of Square D.
That said, you can splice if there's room, or buy a mac adaptor that reduces the size of the conductor entering the terminal, I think these are made by both Burndy and Ilsco. We used to use 'em for circuits like parking lot lights where you'd have 1/0 for a 20 amp circuit.
Either way, the picture you show doesn't make me 'pucker' it looks like a pretty good installation.
Let the flames begin
Re: I don't like this#117029 05/15/0409:05 AM05/15/0409:05 AM
The marks on the copper strands are typical of what you get when the hole in the stripper is a little small- say, using a "solid" on stranded, ot a #10 on #8. Since even the right stripper often leaves similar marks, and the strands are not particularily weak at the mark, I tend to consider the marks more cosmetic, rather than scored. (At least at 60 hertz). Yes, the wire is larger than the terminals can comfortably handle. I consider this a borderline installation method. I fault the component manufacturers, as this situation comes up all too often; enginers sometimes use too sharp a pencil.
Re: I don't like this#117031 05/15/0411:14 AM05/15/0411:14 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! I don't get in any uproar about this really, I just wondered if anybody knew of a neater way. The "pin connectors" are a good deal, I didn't realize they were made in that small a size (is that the same as a "mac adapter"?).