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!?

Josue Machado 1 day 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?
pipiripau 78 4 days ago
Is there anything better outthere then an epic center?!
jagtech06 5 days 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 days ago
I could see u using those on 10 gauge and higher. They sell amp inputs available.
Ray Merrill 7 days 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 days ago
just solder the ends, no use of all those complicated plugs and heat shrink cables and special plyers
Jon Johnson 6 days ago
+CarAudioFabrication oof
CarAudioFabrication 7 days 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 days ago
Love the videos keep them coming in
Jay Feliciano 8 days ago
This actually just makes too much sense to not do 👍👍👍
PANTYEATR1 8 days ago
this is a real car Audio education. Mark you have come a long way bro 💪
Daniel Lanning 8 days 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 8 days ago
What if you have a old amp that does not have a big hole to use mine has a big screw.
Shilendra Ramnarine 9 days ago
The tool isn’t available
CarAudioFabrication 8 days ago
Probably because of my video, I added a second link to a similar one.
BigLove101 10 days ago
Opening up worlds, thanks Mark!
Robert Stetson 10 days ago
Thanks for the heads up.
Random Tube 10 days 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 10 days 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.
Ryan Malinovsky 10 days ago
I’m onboard.
djtraintxk 10 days ago
Lol, Car Audio Zuckerberg.
john aranjo 10 days 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 10 days ago
I bet theres on out there for 4 gauge too
luis Maldonado 11 days ago
good video Mark
knockoff abarth 11 days ago
I'm gonna be redoing my car soon and I'm for sure going to use will ferrell's😁
thejeff1974w 11 days ago
Dude.your a mind reader! I just ordered some of these for my subwoofers. Going to order some for my amps soon!
imickey503 11 days 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 11 days ago
I don't crimp them though, i solder them for the best conductivity. Nothing bad, huh?
Foof50 11 days 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
Phillip VanSickle 7 days 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 11 days ago
why is it so hard to find big ones
Russell Hawkins 11 days ago
Another great video man. I will definitely checking these out for a more professional look
Ryan Miller 11 days ago
Do yal do instals. If I brought my truck in?
Russ Lyman 11 days 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 11 days ago
Where do I get the 0gauge heat shrink from?
hifivega 11 days ago
Great video! I’ve been hoping you’d do one on this subject.
bringmeyourweak 11 days ago
Great subject to cover there Mark! Glad to see this episode. Thanks!
itsBMD 11 days ago
I used 1/0 to 1/0 Input Reducers in my install for all of my 0 gauge. They're similar, just slide the wire in, tighten down the allen screw and add heatshrink. I should get some ferrules for speaker sire, remote wire and such but I think they're more necessary on larger wires as they are usually harder to fit into amps as most don't have true 0 gauge inputs.
Clint L 11 days ago
Mark there is a “round” ferrule crimper tool. I use on woofer push terminals.
NotoriouSsThug 10 days ago
knipex has one
allanb3222 11 days ago
Clint L Do you know the brand of it? I've only seen the square and hexagonal type crimpers.
Adam Sidelsky 11 days ago
Yea but where the heck can I buy an ACM? The “authorized distribution” doesn’t have it or know anything about it.
stillrumone 11 days ago
GREAT INFORMATION.
Roland Schoenke 11 days ago
Thanks Mark, And Congrats on your wedding, I just ordered the tool and Ferrules, had to get different 4awg Ferrules though, the one on your link dont ship to Canada.
Kar Kraftsman 11 days ago
Purchased
Walter White 11 days ago
Paper Towel dispenser empty. Time for a new sponsor??
bcnr33skyline187 11 days ago
Is there really any advantage of these over just tinning the tips of the wires with an iron?
Daniel M 11 days ago
Thank you my friend I didn't know the ferrules very useful
Rich Acevedo 11 days ago
where can i get just enough Ferrules to do a single 5 channel amp? (Rockford Fosgate R600X5)
Ivan Knježević 11 days ago
is audiocontrol available in europe? i could buy them just for their beautiful design, simple and elegant.
David Lilley 11 days ago
OMG I just started using these things, they are awesome. I haven't yet tried the crimp tool yet and would love to pick that up. But man I wish these things were around in my time when I started car audio. Love these Farrell's!
Jose Garcia 11 days ago
Hi Mark great video!!! 👍👍👍 Quick question do they make those wire Ferrules for amps that require 1/0 wire to be used, because my ROCKFORD FOSGATE MONO block amps is what they call for!!! If not what is the biggest wire Ferrules that they make??? Those look really good to use and make installs a lot safer and not have to worry about shorting any amps or other car audio equipment!!! Great job on the demo on how they work!!! 👍👍👍
DROP ZONE MEDIA 11 days ago
I have a sub thats rated frequency is 35 hertz and recommended 1.7 cubic feet. The box i have is 1.66 cubic feet. I tried calculating the length of my 4” ports and came up with 2 different lengths. One was 14.88” and the other 13.4”. I know an inch may not seem like a big deal, but i really would like to tune this right. Any help would be great. Anyone know what lengths these ports should be??? Thanks
Brian Parker 11 days ago
I'm an electrician. I always crimp the feral. If not, it is a smooth edge, so it can vibrate out.
Andrew 11 days ago
Dude, I wish I knew about these years ago. Reusing thick wires would've been so much easier.
Foof50 11 days ago
Andrew literally something like this has been around for decades
TheFiendRacer 11 days ago
I wanna get a system in my truck but I was wondering if car stereos are still often stolen? I remember back in the 90’s I had a system and it got jacked along with 3 other cars in the lot. Every time I think about that I feel like I shouldn’t do it. What do u think?
brandon hammer 5 days ago
Had 9 of my car's broken into 2 months ago. None of the audio equipment was stolen or damaged. Was pretty happy about that. I live 8n a bad area and don't lock the doors to avoid broken windows. I've never had anything of worth stolen, even through my car's have been rumaged through a lot. People around me usually look for money, or easy things to snatch like bags and laptops.
u2bed91 8 days ago
TheFiendRacer Get one with a detachable face.
maarten yzer 11 days ago
Keep it stealt,what don t see is not there.
Victor Velazquez 11 days ago
TheFiendRacer i don't think its as common anymore. They might just take the whole car i stead.
Toni 11 days ago
when you crimp those wires, make sure the wire pokes out of the ferrule, then cut the end (only a little bit!) with side cutters. that's what I was taught in school to ensure good connection. edit: typo.
Eric O. 10 days ago
Same thing.
Toni 11 days ago
Foof50 well, translated straight from my language, they are side cutters. those really small ones that could be used to cut your nails lol.
Foof50 11 days ago
Side cutters? You mean diagonal cutters? Flush cut or semi flush cut?
Eduardo Cortez 11 days ago
Hermoso video amigo
VARTSN FFS 11 days ago
yes, this is the correct way
Jo Louie 11 days ago
The ol' in and out.
TC Campbell 11 days ago
I love your videos Thanks bro! Awesome! Likes & subscribed
Peter U_s Loco 11 days ago
Do you have any links to the power and speakers wire you use.Thank you for sharing.
Adam M 11 days ago
i used some ferrules to install my second amp but the 0 ga ferrules weren't really 0 ga and my amp only accepted 4 ga so i got a adapter to step it down to 4 ga now its nice a clean and easy to remove but holy cow its was a pain to set up
MrBroly10000 11 days ago
For amp power and any screw only type connections, the ferules do come handy. For the square type I tin the end of the wire and that makes for a strong solid connection that I can insert\remove multiple times.
Rubens Domm 11 days ago
Nice!
Daniel Harrell 11 days ago
I've got a suggestion for a video, maybe explain the difference between a spl and a daily woofer and what the mgent structure matters and why bigger is not always better due to electrical costs and desired outcome of ur system what magnetic gaps r and stuff like that I think even I could learn some new stuff from u
Patrick Barnes 11 days ago
We use stranded wire cuz electrons flow on the outside of the wires
Patrick Barnes 11 days ago
VARTSN FFS well since I have no idea what I’m talking about where do electrons flow then ??? Look it up on google😆
VARTSN FFS 11 days ago
you have no idea what you are talking about
David Pinto 12 days ago
These are nice!! I’m going to use some on my next install
Billy Beane 12 days ago
I've always soldered my ends to keep from fraying and a nice looking shrink wrap makes a clean install. I have done it that way since I started audio installs back in the late 80's early 90's. I joke about the amount of lead I have inhaled over the years. Back in the beginning it wasn't common to get cable like is used here until I started using welding cable. Now it's easy to get but we used to get monster cable that was no where near as flexible. I'd run welding cable in the unseen and then the nice looking on the amp/fuse fascia panel.
oldNavyJZ 5 days ago
I would put it in the terminal, crimp it, disconnect, solder, then put in permanently. Takes a little more time, but adds insurance and may improve conductivity.
Chris Pohl 9 days ago
Billy Beane I use to tin all wire but I've seen solder break on thicker gauge wire. so I only tin speaker wire and Primary wires now
Cody Hodgson 10 days ago
Billy Beane the main issue with that method is soldered wire is hard as a rock and it doesn't smash properly. Your not going to get the most contact area that way. Does it make a big difference? Any difference? I don't have the patients to test such things.
DuDeZoNe 12 days ago
Awesome As Always.. Thanx for showing all the different connectors. Whenever i have had issues,its normally down to a bad connection.Great Tips.
Chazz Coombes 12 days ago
Another top video mark, when are you doing more stealth install video's? Chazz
CarAudioFabrication 12 days ago
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xxjcxx89 xx 12 days ago
I actually just did my first install and I used ferrules on all my wires 1/0, 4, 14, 16, and 18 awg. I had all insulated ferrules and I would slide on a heat shrink wrap then the ferrule then crimp the ferrule on the side closest to the insulation with pliers (either needle nose or a fatter grip for the big wires) then slide the heat shrink back up just over the insulation and heat it up for a tight fit. This gave a clean result for me and the wires didn't have any issues going into any of the holes.
Eric sin 12 days ago
My wire is usually ridged, lol, these are not needed with spade amp connections
ADR 12 days ago
i use something similar and its great for the price. glad i got the square one and not hex