Originally Posted by jimbo
and the wire gauge at each spec is slightly larger than AWG. (auto spec)
Shirley AWG stands for "American Wire Gauge"? so the wire gauge is the wire gauge. Do you mean the the Marine industry uses a larger
wire gauge than the automotive industry?
It is also perfectly acceptable to solder the end of the crimped wire. This reduces the likelyhood of corrosion affecting the crimp contact in hostile (automotive/marine) applications, providing the solder does not run through the crimp to the insulated side, so that it preserves the flexibility of the insulated fixing. Wicking of contaminants along the strands of wire is a known problem. Soldering the joint reduces the likelyhood of this.