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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:16 AM   #1
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Default Winch Electrical prob;em (the main power cable)

I made a winch power cable using 2 gauge wire 3 months ago. I soldered the connections and crimped them. Here it is 3 months later and the connections have completely corroded off. they are not in the elements either... WTF is going on?

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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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What solder did you use?
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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I thought it was electrical solder, my buddy said he is going to double check his toolbox

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i wouldn't bother to solder. crimp it well (you can use a punch/vise and angle iron for a base) and it's not going anywhere.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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I use one like this for car stereo, used it on 8 through 0 gauge and it works beautifully.

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