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Old 02-04-2010, 10:27 AM   #15
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You can also use wire nuts. In most brands either the large gray or large blue connectors are sized for three #8 stranded.

Or you can crimp the ends to ring terminals and stack the rings on a stud.

There are also high-quality crimp terminals that work well in these sizes. Borrow the tools from a friend who is an electrician or lineman as they're several hundred dollars.

In general, good high-current DC design minimizes the number of free-floating splices. You want to have things bolted down to equipment terminals or busbars whenever possible, because it keeps the splice accessible so you can check later to be sure it's not heating up.

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:45 AM   #16
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Problem solved

Found exactly what I wanted in the West Marine catalogue , it's a power post , you can stack three ring terminals on it and it also has a protective rubber boot that covers everything. I know a lot of other suggestions would work fine, but I just don't like wire nuts or splices if I can avoid them. When you can see everything it makes it a lot easier to work on and maintain.

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