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2 core pigtails from Ray Wu - Is there a better alternative?

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    This year I will be running power via 4mm2 cable consisting of multiple lengths.

    My question relates to using the 2 core pigtails that are thinner gauge wire from the top of the pic you see and then attaching that to the 4mm2 cable back to a 2 core pigtail.

    Would a short length of smaller gauge wire affect the voltage loss or would I be better connecting the 4mm2 without the pigtail.

    I am looking at having something set up that would be similar to controller boxes with pigtails hanging out but don't want to lose power.

    Is there any other options other than standard Ray Wu style pigtails? Any other products people have used?

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    if 'weatherproofness' is not an issue, then i would do a direct connect.


    i have seen other people use automotive electrical connectors (scavenged from scrap yard cars) The Grinch used them on his mega tree enclosure.
     
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    No 'weatherproofness' is not an issue as it will be mounted on the wall in the garage. Will check out the automotive connectors

    Thanks
     
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    this is the thread for more info on those connectors


    https://auschristmaslighting.com/forums/index.php/topic,8857.15.html
     
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    Look up "Anderson Plugs" on ebay. Less than $1 each delivered, and I use it for all my high current injection runs. for 5/12/24V weatherproofing is not required as these are designed NOT to corrode.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Are you using the 30A or 50A out of curiosity. They look like they have some size about them.
     
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    I use 50's, and when I had a look again they are just over the $1 mark, sorry. My last order was mid last year and I got 20 for $18 delivered :)
     
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    are they basically like giant molex connectors Lithgow?


    what sort of crimper do you need for those?


    cheers
     
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    Wondering if there was a reason for using 50A vs 30A..... my power supplies are only 30A..just thinking for plug size for me...
     
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    I am liking the solar connectors. There are several options for T and Y connectors and being ip67 could use them both ends......
     

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