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240v female crimp spades?

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by gbrown100, 6 Apr 2021.

  1. gbrown100

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    Hi everyone.

    I have an old 1980's computer. The power lead appears to be a moulded .75mm flex that feeds into the power supply and is connected on L and N using a female spade connector, the earth is a ring. The computer is fused at the plug with a 3amp fuse. It's damaged and I want to replace the whole thing with a new flex which I have purchased. I find it odd the new one comes with a 13 amp fuse but will swap for 3 amp.

    I bought a new crimping tool which came with the red, blue & yellow but only red female spade with no insulation and they look flimsy... can anyone tell me whether there is a better source of decent quality connectors that are better for this usage? I can't seem to find any anywhere. They all seem to be automotive.

    Thanks

    Graham
     
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    Like this you mean? [​IMG]

    To crimp these, you need a proper rachet crimping tool.
     
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    I'm guessing you will be asking about the famous 'blue smoke' next. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    My personal recommendation would be to solder the spades on to the new cable. I have seen too many, even well-made crimps with good quality ratchet tools, fail!
     
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    Go to your local car motor factors and ask them, they generally carry large ranges of stuff like this.
     
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    BTW, after looking around I am amazed at the number of suppliers like screwfix, b&Q, toolstation et all that do not carry insulated crimps.
     
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    I did already post link to those, but I think the OP is looking for FULLY insulated crimps.
     
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    i saw the image didn't realize it was a link
     
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    and what to do with the 98 left? lol
     
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    sell them on ebay :)
     
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    61EWC5O2jUL._AC_SY355_.jpg

    I can send you some of this style and some heatshrink sleeving if you want (small donation to a charity of your choice please) PM me if you want them
     
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