Troubles with wiring bus bars

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Troubles with wiring bus bars

Postby faroutliving on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:05 pm

Seems like such a simple thing, but I am having boundless troubles inserting stranded 6AWG wires into the Flexware 1000 AC bus bars. Most of the time, some single strand gets rolled up in back where I can't see it until it is too late. And once the bundle is disturbed, I might as well cut off the bare copper portion and start over because the chances of laying that wire back down and getting it all to fit goes down exponentially with each failed attempt.

Is there a trick to this?

On a side note, I would love to see the insides of a fully wired Flexware 1000. Anyone know of photos? Several routing decisions I've made that later wished I'd done a different way. With the fun I'm having, I'm not going back :-)

Thanks,

Deron
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Re: Troubles with wiring bus bars

Postby petertearai on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:21 pm

on the bigger cables I carefully cut around twice. then I have the big circular tube of insulatio and very narrow other ring . remove the larger bit . leaving the smaller bit to slide up to almost the end . now you can slide on the lug . the small piece will slide back . it csn now be removed . .... hope this long ramble helps .
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Re: Troubles with wiring bus bars

Postby Ravenswood on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:51 am

Maybe a little late in this case but there are different types of stranded wire and I found that wire with a higher strand count was much easier to deal with (much more flexible and it was easier to route and fit into the connectors).
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Re: Troubles with wiring bus bars

Postby faroutliving on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:13 am

Simple. I like it! I'll give it a try this afternoon.

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