When I splice
wires which are that important I use an old military techinque:
- Make a clean
cut of each wire end.
- Strip back
about 1/2" of insulation on each side.
- Slide an
oversize size shrink tube on onte of the wires and out if harm's
- Do the same
for the other side but use larger shrink tube.
- Fray the
ends of the wires slightly.
- Mate the
frayed ends together, interlocking them.
- Solder the
frayed ends together (remember, heat the wire, let the wire melt
- Slice the
smaller of the shrink tube over the soldered joint.
- Heat the
shrink tube to isulate the solder joint.
- Repeat using
the larger shrink tube.
a good mechanical and electrical connection. It can be a bit tricky
not to make the solder joint too big, and not to ruin the existing