Wire Ferrules - BEST Amp Connection - WHEN TO CRIMP!?

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Wire Ferrules - BEST Amp Connection - WHEN TO CRIMP!?

Wire ferrules are a thin copper tube that is tin plated and they really help to clean up our car audio installs and make them more robust. With a wire ferrule we can prevent wires from fraying, we can easily un-install and re-install the wire multiple times without issue, and the wire ferrule securely attaches to the wire in our amplifier or processor. But when do we crimp ferrules and when can we use the amp terminal to crimp them with the set screw? What ferrule crimper works well? Let's find out! ▼ Tools and Materials: ➜ Crimper Tool & Ferrules - (IF SOLD OUT SEE BELOW) ➜ Similar Crimper Tool & Ferrules: ➜ 0 Gauge Wire Ferrules - ➜ 4 Gauge Wire Ferrules - AudioControls New MICRO AMPS! Learn more here: ▼ Want more? Check out these links: ➜Join the CAF Patreon Member Team: ➜Recommended Products and Tools: ➜FREE weekly training program: ➜Box Designs, BUILD YOUR OWN BOX! Disclaimer: Some links may lead to affiliate sites or sponsors. By purchasing through the links your purchase helps support the channel. Thank you for your support! ▼ FULL VIDEO SERIES PLAYLISTS: Project Jeep Build: Custom A Pillars Build: Simple Door Pods: Custom Sub Box: Underseat Fiberglass Sub Box: Fiberglass Door Pods: Here at Car Audio Fabrication I teach you how to Master Car Audio in an effort to Design, Build, and Install your ideal car audio system. Whether you are a hardcore basshead or a HiFi focused audiophile I would love to have you subscribe and join our community! --SUBSCRIBE-- --LET”S CONNECT!— Website: Facebook: Instagram: @caraudiofab Snapchat: @caraudiofab Music: Switch It Up - YouTube Audio Library Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Car Audio Fabrication – Master Car Audio – Design, Build, Install

Comments to the video: Wire Ferrules - BEST Amp Connection - WHEN TO CRIMP!?

CarAudioFabrication 5 months ago
Thanks for checking out my video! Here is the tools and materials: ➜ Crimper Tool & Ferrules - (IF SOLD OUT SEE BELOW) ➜ Similar Crimper Tool & Ferrules: ➜ 0 Gauge Wire Ferrules - ➜ 4 Gauge Wire Ferrules - For more of my advanced builds with all of the steps shown on video watch here: Project Jeep Build: Custom A Pillars Build: Simple Door Pods: Custom Sub Box: Underseat Fiberglass Sub Box: Fiberglass Door Pods:
Kirk Pettersen 14 days ago
Great idea should work sweet 👍
김기수 2 days ago
전선에 튜브와 터미널 찍는 거네요 터미널공구 찍기가 힘든데 영상 올려주어서 감사합니다
Rob K 5 days ago
What about just using something like a 0 to 4 gauge terminal reduction adapter? They seem more durable, albeit a bit pricey.
سيف النجماوي 11 days ago
😘👍👍👍👏
Tyrone Nig 13 days ago
wtf seeing stranded wire used without a ferrule gives me PTSD.
Adix Soul 14 days ago
Q: why not solder the wire ends?
Michael Marr 15 days ago
You don't need that big wire. Just need proper wiring.
forschen 18 days ago
Great video! Some folks in the comments recommended tinning the wires. DON'T DO THIS! That would be unnecessary and indeed a bad thing. A good crimp connection is gas tight (sometimes referred to as a cold weld ). There's nothing to gain in using solder. Tinning the cable instead of crimping would also be bad practice. the reason this is so is that the differing thermal expansion rates of copper and solder cause a problem. The solder in the tinned wire end expands more than the copper (brass) terminal and a big peg in small hole causes the softer metal to yield (it gets softer with increasing heat as well). When the temperature drops later the parts contract again but now the tinned wire end is smaller than it was and causes a bad connection. (Wire termination for screw terminals. (2014, December 29). RepRap)
C-J Watson 20 days ago
Having had the splaying wire strands problem for a few years now, I am delighted to find this video and the correct solution to the problem. Thank you for sharing!
Miktecrep 21 days ago
Neat connection looks beautiful.
miata350 1 month ago
Can't you add a little solder to the inside of the ferrule?
sexiewasd 1 month ago
I really wish they would just use studs and ring terminals on amps.
JayO1963 1 month ago
I love your channel.
CarAudioFabrication 1 month ago
Thanks!
Terran Ovnicek 1 month ago
What about tinning the ends of the wire with solder?
Nabi Kazemi 1 month ago
Am I the only one think the guy is looks like Mark zuckerberg?
Kevin Connell 1 month ago
I am 25 and have done my own speakers for years and some how have never heard of these :/ I will be using them now
Thomas Marshall 1 month ago
Does anybody know where I can find 2/0-0 gauge wire reducers?
Pedalling with Paul 1 month ago
I have not had a chance to really use these yet but I did buy some because of this video and I am 99% sure I am going to be very happy I did
John Y 1 month ago
Please share the wire stripper info. It definitely looks different from the self adjusting one from previously. Sorry, you did put it in the Tool link. You are OCD perfect!!
Duncan Harris 1 month ago
if ya can afford knipex they do a nice hand crimp ( not ratchet ) that puts a v in the ferrul nice to see the used most pep i know say its waste of time not if your strands spike and blow summat up
firebirdude2 1 month ago
I gotta wonder, on the small wires, why bother? The plug they're inserted into comes on/off the processor/amplifier. And the phillips screw doesn't push down on the wire, but rather a flat piece of metal inside there. For the small wires only, don't see the improvement versus just tinning the wire.or even nothing.
klotuur 16 days ago
Isolation
CarAudioFabrication 1 month ago
Small wires can have a stray strand just like big wires. Have fun tinning when you can crimp a ferrule in like 1 second. There are reasons these are used in nearly every professional electrical panel build in industry. Do wiring right or don't bother.
Matthew Jozefiak 1 month ago
Would adding solder to the inside after it is crimped be a good or bad thing and why?
SergSpace 1 month ago
How do you adjust this crimp tool for different gauge size?
Mattias Häger 1 month ago
Why don’t you tin the wires?
CarAudioFabrication 1 month ago
Because tinning them is a hard connection that doesn't get good conductivity
stopatredlights 1 month ago
What battery do crimper use?
Jeremy S 2 months ago
Or you can just solder the tip
Yia Xiong 2 months ago
Has anyone found 0 gauge crimper?
ekim andersom 2 months ago
Only the 1/300 has accubass build in. The other 2 acm amps do not.
Seductive Wizard 2 months ago
Hey Mark.Z i am using bare wires since last 2 years and had no issue?
SoggyFries 2 months ago
Freakin home depot dont ever have these.
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Use my link in the description
HiptonismHD 2 months ago
this wire porn makes me want to crimp stuff I'd never need to undo
Randy Wright 2 months ago
Do wires pick-up radio frequencies though the insulation ?
Thor Lancaster 1 month ago
When running low-level audio (like coming from a head unit), electrical interference is an issue. Those cables have metal shielding to block the electrical noise.
Thor Lancaster 1 month ago
Yes, and the insulation doesn't matter much, if at all. The picowatts or nanowatts of RF that the wires pick up is tiny compared the 100s to 1000s of watts that is running through them.
Filip Smid 3 months ago
wouldn't the ferrule raise the resistance ?
Jorge Toloza 3 months ago
Good video.Mr Facebook.i will used them.
rocknroller1999 3 months ago
That Audio Control stuff is SOOOOOOOO nice! Especially their signal processing, nobody does it better.
Louis Caputo 3 months ago
You always take things to the ultimate level, when I think I’ve done a good job you show me excellent new ways all the time.
Hector Perez 3 months ago
Hi,if I want to make the combo wires or harness to run my wires together,what size to Flexo PET is better
CarAudioFabrication 3 months ago
Measure wires. Buy that size.
Hector Perez 3 months ago
I love all videos you make,can you try to be more specific about the material because Im try to buy some like the cables protection and ferrules or terminal and the web page ask for dimension,diameters and stuff like that.A lot people like my follow you and we new in this,thanks for you help
CarAudioFabrication 3 months ago
Wire comes in different sizes. I can't do it all for you. Apply yourself and measure the wire. Then buy that size.
Carlos Rios 3 months ago
I didn't know Mark Zucc did car audio.
Atanas Nihtianov 4 months ago
hahahah first learn how metals conduct electricity 2 learn how much is 30A load. then select the cable. nooooob this connection must be with solder pot.
Bulis Tukcsik 4 months ago
122 idiot stupid dislikers
Nasser Al-Ghamdi 4 months ago
wow that help a lot and protect from any short
gwot 4 months ago
how soft is this? I have the same issue with fraying wires for my sub, as I remove it for cargo space from time to time. But my sub has the spring loaded terminals, was just wondering if it'll be enough to deform the ferrules?
Dick Fageroni 4 months ago
no. you need to crimp in that case.
Wrench666 4 months ago
Recently came across your channel. Subscribed almost immediately. I love what you are doing. I just had a, thought would it be feasible to use a large single strand wire more like what is used in industrial type work? I think it would work if secured properly to keep vibrations to a minimum, as I think with too much movement wire might crack. Just thinking out loud, what are your thoughts on this? Of coarse I am talking about power and ground wire for amp and whatnot not for speakers. Thankyou for all the great info. Andrew
Stephen Hubacka 4 months ago
May I ask A question? What is the black tape you used? Or fabric, I'm guessing it is, An insulator, Looks like it covers the outer wires? Plus keeps them together into a bundle. Keep seeing them in Professional vids like this one, Great vid btw.
FYRFYTR716 4 months ago
Friction tape can be found at any hardware or auto parts store usually one brand and if your lucky 2 sizes. Will be blended in with electrical tape.
Ali Haidar 4 months ago
Mark, I have to say, these ferrules are great! I tried them recently to install an extra battery for a friend and the cables look neat, coupled with a heat shield under the hood they look fantastic! Also, they hold on the strands so well it's hard to pull the strands out once they are crimped.
Muhammad Afiq 4 months ago
Wire feral, cable lug,
TheRobb573 5 months ago
On my amp, I have to use lugs instead of ferrules, but I work at a place where all I do is run wires and crimp lugs all day, so I get it for free. Good knowledge and skills to have, though.
Alvaro Castro 5 months ago
What do you think about DS 18 speakers
Zarcyne 5 months ago
Damn! Very pretty eyes.
Adam Markey 5 months ago
How do those terminal ends work with solder?
Intelligent Enflammé 5 months ago
use it maybe with copper
Kamil Puchała 5 months ago
They are made out of brass not copper :)
Timothy Thompson 5 months ago
Those are actually called bootlace crimps . Model HSC8 6-6 crimps with 6 sides and is stronger then the 4 sided crimper. It's also more round.
Kelvin Taylor 6 months ago
That is awesome
Rico Crockett 6 months ago
Where can I get these wire ferrulls? Do I try an independent audio shop, or will I get lucky in the Best Buy installation bay. No frigging electronics stores hardly in NJ
Rico Crockett 6 months ago
CarAudioFabrication Thanks
CarAudioFabrication 6 months ago
You won't find them at either of those places. Use my links in the description
tracphone mobile 6 months ago
amps are gay
slybunda 6 months ago
be wary, bought uninsulated ferrules from ebay and they were not real copper. once sanded down they turned out to be brass.
ZeroX252 29 days ago
+Dick Fageroni but muh audiofilez
Dick Fageroni 1 month ago
it doesn't fucking matter because the connector at the end is just a tiny fraction of the total resistance. brass is used for tons of electrical connectors. phosphor bronze is also used a lot, and that has half the conductivity of brass. brass ferrules are perfectly fine and might even be preferable depending on the application because of their much higher mechanical strength.
Jeremy Williams 1 month ago
Brass is not a very good electrical conductor compared to copper or aluminum
Dick Fageroni 4 months ago
brass should work just as well.
Jose Luis Ruiz 6 months ago
That is awesome! If I buy that kit from the link you have on the description will you get a cut $ for your hard work? 🤔 If so I'll buy the kit this friday! 😎
kingcarcas1349 6 months ago
I didn't even know 0gauge existed
Andy Almeida 6 months ago
Tell audio control to start manufacturing the Esp2 again!! One of the best high stage devices I have ever owned. still have mine in my truck today!
Tim Wieler 6 months ago
Are you over explaining?
NorcraftGaming 6 months ago
I have a 400w pioneer amp and i cant see subwoofer annywhere so help??
iStretchii 5 months ago
NorcraftGaming what
I did it 6 months ago
also i gave up installing 0 gauge wire cause it was so difficult to crimp it into the battery terminal.i was like fuck this sucks.i was using a hammer anvil crimper. wher you hammer a mini anvil pin into its body to crip it.but if i do this then it wont fit in the circle
I did it 6 months ago
OH THATS WHAT I NEEDED. !!!!!!!.that process of shoving wires with no crimp was such a head. i did what you said had to cut it agian cause it was so mess up
wm serviços automotivos 6 months ago
Very nice !
syarrito07 6 months ago
Anybody have tips on getting 0 awg wire in a power Fosgate amp, seems likes its made for 4 awg wire.
Bernard Tarver 6 months ago
I can't seem to get ferrules to fit in screw terminals that take stranded wire without a problem. What am I missing?
Manily Jenkins 7 months ago
what do you do when the ferrules dont fit? , RF 1000x5 says use 4 gauge but the wire ferrel will not fit, using a reducer , the reducers touch.lost in the sauce help!!
Josue Machado 7 months ago
I got a buzzing sound after installing an amplifier. I kept the stock stereo so I am using high connections to get the sound. My amp is well grounded. Any idea on how to fix it?
Josue Machado 6 months ago
Adam Ant I corrected the issue. Turns out that I grounded the high level inputs. In each hardness there is a black cable beside the two + and - speaker polarities. I thought this negative cable had to be connected to the ground which I did. After troubleshooting, I found that this grounded black wire was my problem. Averting ran smooth without any noise after cutting it.
Adam Ant 6 months ago
Josue Machado Make sure you didn't create any ground loops.
pipiripau 78 7 months ago
Is there anything better outthere then an epic center?!
jagtech06 7 months ago
You posted this video right after I ordered a set of ferules for my 5 channel amp, validating my decision. After finishing the install yesterday, I must say, I’m never going back! Ferules for the win!!!
Chris Tamez 7 months ago
I could see u using those on 10 gauge and higher. They sell amp inputs available.
Ray Merrill 7 months ago
Just try telling this to Steve Meade. He claims hes never had a wire tear up from the set screw.
The Greasy Strangler 7 months ago
just solder the ends, no use of all those complicated plugs and heat shrink cables and special plyers
Jon Johnson 7 months ago
+CarAudioFabrication oof
CarAudioFabrication 7 months ago
Complicated? It's more complicated and time consuming to mess around with tinning the ends with solder. And then the terminal can't bite, there is a reason ferrules are used in nearly electrical panel on industrial equipment.
VINNY5674 7 months ago
Love the videos keep them coming in
Jay Feliciano 7 months ago
This actually just makes too much sense to not do 👍👍👍
PANTYEATR1 7 months ago
this is a real car Audio education. Mark you have come a long way bro 💪
Daniel Lanning 7 months ago
Awesome video! I just ordered the same set and got it the other day. Was going to use on a upcoming install and I used a paint marker to color one black and red and it comes out looking great.
lkjyuiop 7 months ago
What if you have a old amp that does not have a big hole to use mine has a big screw.
Shilendra Ramnarine 7 months ago
The tool isn’t available
CarAudioFabrication 7 months ago
Probably because of my video, I added a second link to a similar one.
BigLove101 7 months ago
Opening up worlds, thanks Mark!
Robert Stetson 7 months ago
Thanks for the heads up.
Random Tube 7 months ago
You can also use removable banna plugs for speaker wire connections depending on the wire and terminal gauge on amplifier. I use banna plugs on my 2ch amplifier to feed my full range speakers.
Games Station l جيمز ستيشن 7 months ago
great video mark keep going im learn a lot from you thanks man your fan salman albinali from middil est bahrain..tell me if you read my comment. see you soon mark me by im goming to visit you to learn more from you.
Abudalsalam Shar 2 months ago
Yes i totaly agree with you. Now i can wire my sound system perfectly.
Ryan Malinovsky 7 months ago
I’m onboard.
djtraintxk 7 months ago
Lol, Car Audio Zuckerberg.
john aranjo 7 months ago
I work at a wiring harness facility and we have a ferulle crimper with a rounded bottem theres one that does the 20 to 20 gauge sizes and one for 12 to 18
john aranjo 7 months ago
I bet theres on out there for 4 gauge too
luis Maldonado 7 months ago
good video Mark
knockoff abarth 7 months ago
I'm gonna be redoing my car soon and I'm for sure going to use will ferrell's😁
thejeff1974w 7 months ago
Dude.your a mind reader! I just ordered some of these for my subwoofers. Going to order some for my amps soon!
imickey503 7 months ago
FOR GODS SAKES! Why did I never find this BEFORE! And I LOVE audio Control! Its the BEST part of being in Oregon. Everything else sort of sucks.
Ruby Rose 7 months ago
I don't crimp them though, i solder them for the best conductivity. Nothing bad, huh?
Foof50 7 months ago
Or you can tin your wires. Hopefully most people have a soldering iron when working on stuff like this. Melt some solder on the tip. Wipe tip on damp sponge. Apply small amount to tip. Place tip under wire and heat for short time. Apply solder in a motion toward the end of wire. Smooth and clean with iron as needed. The ferules are a simplistic way of getting this done, but tinning is the best long term solution since all strands will be held together
Leif Keskevaari 5 months ago
Soldering multistrand wires for screw terminals is forbidden. And for vehicle use anyway.
Phillip VanSickle 7 months ago
That would work well for the smaller gauges. Tin and apply heat-shrink around the ends of the insulation for a finishing touch. Heavy gauge wires can be tinned with a propane torch, but you may be better off with a ferule in a screw terminal application as tinned ends on heavy gauge cable tend to be very stiff and may not conform as well to the inside of the terminal.
kabronplay 7 months ago
why is it so hard to find big ones
satanerta u 7 months ago
That's what she said.
Russell Hawkins 7 months ago
Another great video man. I will definitely checking these out for a more professional look
Ryan Miller 7 months ago
Do yal do instals. If I brought my truck in?
Russ Lyman 7 months ago
That tool is amazing I def need to get one, so clean on the instal and I love how you can disconnect and re connect over and over. Love this videos where I keep discovering new things about car audio
Larry Spears 7 months ago
Where do I get the 0gauge heat shrink from?
HifiVega 7 months ago
Great video! I’ve been hoping you’d do one on this subject.