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Louis L

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heat gun melts wire insulation, shorts 2 adjacent wires
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:23:08 AM »
When building a cable, a heat gun was used to melt & shrink a one-piece connector connector. The heat did its job but it also heated the insulation of the wires a little further away from the joint. Two adjacent wires got so hot their insulation melted and the conductors inside shorted. From the outside, it looked good (of not a little shiny from the partially melted plastic), but inside there was a short.

After making a cable, we should test them for continuity and shorts.