Before we go into the details about connection technology, we would like to provide you with some tips for the process of compression, so that your connections are safe and long lasting.
For clean results
Before actually pressing, make sure the components are clean. This means that the conductors are metallically clean through brushing and aluminium cables are checked for any visible oxidation layer that needs to be removed. In general, you should make sure that no traces of metal remain on the conductor, otherwise contact corrosion may occur.
With the use of a good wire stripper, you can strip the cables clean. Make sure not to damage the conductor and the length of the stripped part should be about ten percent longer than the insertion size of the cable lug or connector. This is because the cable lug or connection extends by about ten percent during the pressing. So don’t scrimp on the stripping!
Also make sure that the press inserts are not damaged or soiled. Their profile should show a metallic sheen.