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    Connecting 8awg to CNX-P1900

    How does one connect an 8awg to the awg(not sure what awg the wire is on a carnetix unit)? Do you just solder it on or twist the ends? My setup is 4awg from the battery to the back of my car through a fuse and to a distribution block. How would I go upon connecting the two?

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    Moved out of newbie forum topic hoping to get an answer from some veterans here.

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    For wire splices, the preferred method is soldering, then covering with heatshrink.
    The secondary method is crimp connectors.
    A "twist & tape" connection is fine for testing purposes, but it too fragile a connection for daily use in the car.

    Remember that we're talking about more than just whether a bit of electronics will work. A short in your car can potentially cause a short, which could lead to your car not working, a fire, injury and/or death.
    I don't tyhink you'd like to experience any of those.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks so there shouldn't be a problem connecting an 8gauge wire straight to the carntix p1900 wire with like 14,16 gauge?
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    Nope.
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    Thanks again, your tacomas coming along nicely.
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