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Brain wave

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 08, 2013 1:12 pm



Anyone that know's me knows I'm somewhat different than most, I'm way outside the box...A little nuts too, so I had a thought, you know that yellow plug issue and the bad connection problem where everyone solders and fixes the wires, well I have a questions for you smart electrical guys, could a guy use an electric extenion cord plug, both male and female then just tape the joint? Or am I just foolish to think of this? Just use the ground as a hot wire... NO???



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Re: Brain wave

Postby thrasherg » Wed May 08, 2013 1:20 pm

I don't really understand what you are describing, the original issue is that the pins inside the plug oxidize with time and that causes the connections to start having a higher resistance, whenever you pass current through a resistance you get heat, eventually that heat causes the connector to melt and the electric system to fail. Anything that requires wires to be twisted together or uses a plug will still have the problem that the surface will oxidize with time and cause a heat failure again in the future. By soldering the wires, you seal the wires inside a ball of lead, this prevents oxidization of the wires (the outside of the lead will oxidize but it is not conducting current so we don't care about it) and means you will not see the resistance of the joint increase or heat up with time.. Soldering the wires is really the only good way to solve this problem!!

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Re: Brain wave

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 pm

Wellllll...ya could....but why? :?:
It is only needed to be separated if you pull the engine and having to unsolder 3 wires instead of unplugging it won't save that much time...If you need it for a test point,simply solder on 3 pigtail wires.
And no,it's not foolish in any way....It would work fine if the plug were a heavy duty type for outdoor use.I've seen all sorts of mods...even a house light switch used to turn on fog lights and a lighted doorbell button for a horn switch....it even glowed in the dark a bit. :shock:
We put one of those kids bicycle bells on the "new guy's" Harley.....He wasn't amused. :twisted:

Obviously by box has had the back open too long...i sneak out often :lol:

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Re: Brain wave

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 08, 2013 2:15 pm

thrasherg wrote:I don't really understand what you are describing, the original issue is that the pins inside the plug oxidize with time and that causes the connections to start having a higher resistance, whenever you pass current through a resistance you get heat, eventually that heat causes the connector to melt and the electric system to fail. Anything that requires wires to be twisted together or uses a plug will still have the problem that the surface will oxidize with time and cause a heat failure again in the future. By soldering the wires, you seal the wires inside a ball of lead, this prevents oxidization of the wires (the outside of the lead will oxidize but it is not conducting current so we don't care about it) and means you will not see the resistance of the joint increase or heat up with time.. Soldering the wires is really the only good way to solve this problem!!

Gary

I was curious to see how you guy's would react to this...I have mine soldered and am not even using it anymore as I use a alt. conversion, I would think it would be a much longer lasting connection than the small oem type plugs though and I was wondering if someone thought it was a good idea or a bad idea....I personally think it would last for years with no issues but I'm not the electrical guy you fella's are.. :lol: I usually end up like oh Mr. Crispy guy when i mess with electrical stuff... :lol: I read my friend Dan Filipi used a trailer light connection I think it was him for that joint, but soldering it direct is the best, so I get it and I knew that.. :lol:

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Re: Brain wave

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 08, 2013 2:47 pm

Ahhh...so your the fella that's scraping his fingernails on the chalk board..

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Re: Brain wave

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 08, 2013 3:17 pm

Yep that would be me Virgilmobile... If I'm not fishing in the water I'm fishing around here to see if I can get a bite...ha ha :lol: I feel bad for Thrasherg because he has to live in Washington State..I hear it rains alot up that way...I bet he wishes he was back in Hot Austin.. Girls are really friendly down this way and prettiful too....Texas made a believer out of him I bet..I bet he don't get good BQ brisket up that way either.. :shock: KC has the best ribs and maybe Memphis but Texas has the brisket thing down, I've been all over and nobody can touch it..

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Re: Brain wave

Postby thrasherg » Wed May 08, 2013 4:03 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Yep that would be me Virgilmobile... If I'm not fishing in the water I'm fishing around here to see if I can get a bite...ha ha :lol: I feel bad for Thrasherg because he has to live in Washington State..I hear it rains alot up that way...I bet he wishes he was back in Hot Austin.. Girls are really friendly down this way and prettiful too....Texas made a believer out of him I bet..I bet he don't get good BQ brisket up that way either.. :shock: KC has the best ribs and maybe Memphis but Texas has the brisket thing down, I've been all over and nobody can touch it..


No good BBQ and I cant find Bluebell Ice cream up here!! :o We moved up here for a period of 4 years (Work related), and the first 1.5 years has been fun, but we cant wait to move back to Texas, still 2.5 years to go!! :lol:

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Re: Brain wave

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 08, 2013 4:23 pm

we are moving to this place Caledonia MS., a school bus ended up on the roof in 08, Oh Joy...and we thought we had it bad in Kansas, Oh, just before we moved to KC our neighbor was hit by a twister...Our Neighbors told us all about it.. :shock:

Nice place though...Friendly people in that town too.. :D No Blue bell , I would die... :lol:




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