QI am replacing my old three-way fridge with a new 12-volt Waeco fridge. The existing supply is through 8.5 sq mm, 60-amp wiring, which connected to the old fridge using yellow butt connectors (two wires from each, as it had a separate internal light supply). The new fridge has much smaller wires. As I know the old butt connector worked, I am tempted to strip the old wires coming from the butt connector, twist them together and make a connection to the new fridge using a terminal block, but this seems a bit of a bodge. Is there a proper way to make this type of connection?
ATONY REPLIES… When I did mine, I came to the conclusion that the only reliable way to do this would be not to use a ‘choc block’ type connector, but to thin the conductors so the cable fitted into whatever terminal I needed to use. If you want to be really fussy, you could thin it in two steps so the thin bit at the end fitted the conductor crimp and the thicker bit the insulation crimp. I would try to get good quality terminals, with a metal ferrule inside the plastic for the conductor crimp (if that’s the type of terminal you use). After crimping, I would slide a length of heat shrink over the whole thing and shrink it onto the cable and terminal.