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How I attached Battery Lugs to 6 awg wire for my Off Grid Solar Power



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alright I'm wiring my six gauge or not

necessarily a wiring but I'm putting on

lugs on my six gauge wire six gauge this

one happens to be black and what I'm

doing is I am I'm soldering it on and

this then will connect up to the battery

when I'm doing is I'm using four solder

some of this stuff here just some

electric lead-free solid a luxury solder

and then I'm adding some dis flux on

here what the flux does they just dip

the tip I don't know how well that comes

I just dip the tip in there just barely

and then what I'll do is I've got this

device here this device here just to

hold the wire in place and then when

it's all said and done it should look

very similar to this guy here now he's

not perfectly straight on there the key

really is is to get enough solder I

don't know how well this is gonna come

out to get enough solder in there that

it fills up that hole now ideally I

wouldn't want to crimp it and then

solder it that way I got mechanical and

the solder makes electrical connection

so it's kind of a double connector if

you will for like a better verbage I

don't have any creepers that would work

other than just pound the hammer on it

and the screwdriver and I'm not going to

do that because I'll probably disagree

about more I just want with the solder

for now and it seems to be holding and

then I will wrap this up with red duct

tape and the reason why I would wrap it

with red duct tape is to keep some of

the corrosion from getting down in there

some of the oxygen that will corrode it

and moisture and stuff like that now if

you also know this I stripped the the

casing back a little to what looks like

too far well you've got to do that

because as you're heating this up with

your torch you don't want to melt this

because when you melt this chances are

that this here will get in between the

fight the copper strands and have effect

the connection so you don't want to melt

this at all as

whether to bring it back too far make

sure this is connected and now wrap the

tar out of it with with duct tape I'm

just using a standard torch with a plate

trick start

well propane cylinder like I said those

are the lugs I'm using and when I'm

doing I put this in there and that foots

actually helps hold it a little bit and

then I'm making sure that it's pinched

down here onto my cement block a little

so I make sure it's pinched on the

cement block so that plays a little bit

of pressure on here it doesn't need to

be a lot just enough to hold it in place

and then when I use a blowtorch on here

it'll heat up what you're going to see

is you're gonna see the flux just start

to bubble up or some smoke coming out

and then you start pushing your your

solder down into it as it goes down the

Heat's off it will just literally sink

down into it and then once it pulls up

then you're pretty much done you'll use

quite a bit of solder and kind of

imagine this liquid fills that up but

just to also show you a little bit about

the wiring when you don't cut it back

here's what happens see all that so I

had to cut it back even further what I

did to get it off was I just heat it up

again took a pair of pliers and pulled

on the other end while I was sitting in

my vise

good thing I got a pod nowadays

oh you see all this stuff but

the bottom

and pretty much that's it now how well

of a job I did I have no idea but I

gotta let it cool now now if you notice

some of the some of the liquid down

there that your flex that your residue

the solder itself and then there's also

part of that is is the Flex from IRS

debt so you need how I'm no expert at

this in fact this torch I used this

first time I've ever used to torch first

time ever using a torch I've used a

little soldering iron never to do

something like this so live and learn I

guess huh Jeff easy hot homestead I'm

connecting battery cables to a six K or

I'm connecting battery lugs to the six

gauge wires and connect them to my

batteries