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    quick question chaps.

    got electric fan heater. want to swap the cable to make it longer so it reaches the controller. simple job i know but....


    this gold wire crimp has a sleeve on it saying 125degree. now do i need the exact same crimp connector as pictured or can i use a normal connector as i have lots of the bkue/red ones at home.


    rather know this saftey first of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker_the_smoker View Post
    quick question chaps.

    got electric fan heater. want to swap the cable to make it longer so it reaches the controller. simple job i know but....


    this gold wire crimp has a sleeve on it saying 125degree. now do i need the exact same crimp connector as pictured or can i use a normal connector as i have lots of the bkue/red ones at home.


    rather know this saftey first of course


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    What type of crimp you using joker . If you're using a scotch type crimp and you have the correct amp crimp for the cable you should be fine . As far as I know the crimps are high temp / fire retardant .

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    All the cables in your heater seem to have high temp sleeves on them . You can buy a fire retardant sleeve just for extra protection

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    shit seen them before in maplin.that be much easier.


    thanks British and BL for the replies. problem solved .

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    Make sure the connector plug is rated to the wattage of the heater... most should be but there are some crap ones in maplin that are only rated to 2Kw.
    I know that sounds alot but prolonged use at the plugs limit can build up heat more than a cable because its a connector.
    I know ppl will disagree with me but i always verge on saftey with electicity. My old man was an electrical engineer and when i was a kid he drummed safety saftey safety into me.
    Had a few near misses in my time (when i was younger and knew everything) but ive now learnt my lesson and go overboard when it comes to saftey, especially electrical things..
    Just mho...

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    n mark the sockets so when youre underneath plant plugging things into things you dont get any surprises

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