Member Since: March 15, 2010

Country: United States

  • I don’t have a video, but it’s very simple. Looking at the end of the tool, you’ll see two holes, on on center that fits over the post, and a smaller one off-center next to it. Strip ~1"/2cm of 30 gauge wire and stick the stripped end in the small hole. It should stop after about 2 mm of insulation has gone it. Bend the loose end of the wire back and pinch it against the tool so it doesn’t fall out while you stick the center hole in the tool over the post. Then hold the loose wire end in your other hand while gently rotating the tool about 7-8 turns. That’s all there is to it.
    Ideally, you want to end up with about 1.5 turns of insulation and about 5-6 turns of bare wire around the post. This is called a “modified wire wrap” (as opposed to plain “wire wrap” where the insulation doesn’t wrap the post.) The insulation is stronger than the wire, so the extra turn of insulation acts as strain relief and makes a physically stronger connection.

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