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 10 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:
Nelson Barrow 2 days ago
Way more than I need ha ha
Kirk Pettersen 5 months ago
Great idea should work sweet 👍
Evan Odder 8 hours ago
You can buy a roll of copper tape with conductive adhesive for half the price of that tool and I challenge you to run out of it in your lifetime
Nelson Barrow 2 days ago
You're a cool dude.thanks!
taizer 4 days ago
Just use copper tubing in appropriate size
matthew 14 days ago
Do you know if you can effectively use ferrules when connecting to a new battery terminal?
Frank Bush 18 days ago
Do the smaller ferrules like 12Ga insert all the way into the back of the amp's terminal? Long enough?
Frank Bush 19 days ago
So today I discovered that not one electrical supply or car audio storefront (or distribution warehouse) in the entire greater Seattle area carries these thin-walled, copper ferrules. Kinda nuts that you have to order these, especially in such an industrialized metropolis such as Seattle.
Bach Van Son 1 month ago
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KrisRaps 1 month ago
Rather Silverplate it, not tin plate
KrisRaps 1 month ago
WOW! What A brilliant Stuff, I made One Of These years Ago, Didn`t Know That They Existed, I Just made Them With Copper Plates, Just Cutted Them And Turned Them Into Small Pipes And Then PDid The Same Thing, heh, I Guess Everythign i think up is already made somewhere
jesse sadler 1 month ago
Just tin it with solder. Problem solved. No special crimp needed
Hurtz 4 You 1 month ago
jesse sadler good idea some people just don't have that type of skillset unfortunately
Hunter LaRoe 1 month ago
It's also flexible due to the way it's made. Car audio wire is high voltage, low amperage (tons of tiny strands), as home electrical wire is high amperage low voltage, hence the very large strands but few in number.
Ian Bull 1 month ago
Will ferrule?
Michael Campbell 1 month ago
Where do you get the heat shrinks at? Do you get those off Amazon also or do you have a supplier?
vfjhy 1 month ago
Wmart, harbor freight, home depot, etc.
esmokebaby 1 month ago
Ok i have a kenwood unit with sub out and sub bass control first i had a crunch powerzone 1100.2 the old black one i could bump with sub level in the negative range same head unit but now I have a Audiopipe gd 3001 and i have to have the base level in the plus on the head unit what up with that
UsagiMoto 1 month ago
Awesome. Always look forward to stepping up my audio game without having to do some backyard hack. I know nothing, absolutely zero of audio. Question arise like, are there subs a amp can’t handle, what a good size ground, what method have to done to create a ground without making a mess, what gauge wire works best with certain size speakers. I just want clear loud music. Not much of bass or tremble but a normal amount is good. Not a subwoofer kind of guy. More race track. But I will definitely navigate through your channel. Thanks
Yuhboi Reycoon 2 months ago
I like that you used the word thus very nice vocab
Marco Polo 2 months ago
Nice
Bruce Borowski 2 months ago
yes it's a hard concept to grasp for some people that wire ferrules are just to hold the strands in place nothing more. it is plain to see what the set screw does and how the ferrule works.
DIEGO BRAVO 2 months ago
Thanks very much
Chase Burnham 2 months ago
Could you fill the wire with solder instead of using a ferrule? In theory, wouldn't it be accomplishing the same thing? Sort of grouping the strands together and giving the amp set screw something to bite into effectively?
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Solder doesn't easily bend and form to the shape of the terminal and screw. Not a good idea. The ferrules are cheap, no reason not to do them
melvin martinez 2 months ago
Got mine ordered, thanks for the tip
Dylan Husky 2 months ago
Could you use these for speaker wire to wire subs in there push terminals for wiring 2 subs together ?
Quarnozian 2 months ago
This seems a lot easier than using solder on the ends of the wire to hold the strands together.
luis chalacan 2 months ago
Guauuuuu the similar image of the face book chief.
Paul Weston 2 months ago
I've only ever seen the square terminals on Audio Control. Does anybody know who else uses square terminal.
Paul Weston 2 months ago
@Eliseo Bundoc Good call. I'm always looking for a better way to terminate. You can spend so much on cable and your equipment and then it comes down to terminating the best way possible so you're not taking away from anything. ya know
Eliseo Bundoc 2 months ago
Paul Weston I feel ferrules have a place for larger diameter wire that I normally don’t solder. For smaller wire such as the remote wire, etc. that you mentioned, I typically solder completely (not just the end) so that I don’t have to worry about damaging strands.
Paul Weston 2 months ago
@Eliseo Bundoc True. I was thinking more along the lines of justifying getting a square ferrule crimper. iMo I don't think there is any need for it in car audio. Audison does use em for high level speaker inputs, or for +/-/rem inputs on non amp models. Mark was saying a lot of car audio companies are starting to use these but I really haven't seen any at all beside Audiocontrol and still its only for the low level stuff like my epicenter. Just thinking why he'd promote an item in such a way as to tell his viewers that they should get one.
Eliseo Bundoc 2 months ago
Audison BitOne uses square terminals for speaker input, etc.
Password:CRX 2 months ago
just MELT a little bit of soldier wire on the tip of the wire to make it hard and THEN insert the wire into the hole and tight the screw.
Password:CRX 2 months ago
CarAudioFabrication try it. it does. dont be scare to tight the screw a little harder
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Solder doesn't compress and take the shape of the terminal.
ArcadeDude44 2 months ago
Awesome as always Mark, thank you! I just ordered some 4 gauge, as well as the tool/set of smaller sizes!👍. The timing couldn't have been better for me to see this video, as I am finally getting into the rebuild of my previous championship Cobra.
taurussho86 2 months ago
The lc2i is also a400 watt amp
Pak Neger 2 months ago
Amplifiers need to be big smaller ones mostly have heating problems
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Lol, low quality CHEAP small amplifiers have issues
The Protector 2 months ago
Question could these be used in dual ring battery adapters
MrImpalabass 2 months ago
Seems pretty cool but I wouldn't recommend it on any amps with real power
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Wire ferrules are used on industrial equipment with far more power and in far more wild conditions. They secure far better than bare wire.
MrImpalabass 2 months ago
I'm not trying to take away from the product itself it makes for a real clean installation
MrImpalabass 2 months ago
I'm running four 12k's just wouldn't trust that type of connection with that type of power. I've seen what happens when connections come loose.heat.fire.and at 160's or better everything comes loose.
CarAudioFabrication 2 months ago
Oh you wouldn't? Let's hear your explanation for why.
DeE MONEY 2 months ago
I'm good on this lol
scottwa 2 months ago
I discovered these a couple of years ago and used them on my last stereo install. Did it old school and these helped make the connections much more secure and cleaner looking. I enjoy Steve Mead's videos and am surprised I've never seen him use them, with his overkill wiring, you'd think he'd like a good connection at his wiring blocks.
Archaestra 2 months ago
Just to add a little to the discussion, i am a sparky so i can give some info. Ferrules are very common in electricity job, for stranded wiring. The compression of the ferrule tip basically expel all air to get as close as a solid end to the connection. Since it become solid it's less of a hot spot, the strand also are protected inside from oxidation and finally the main point by far: the pressure of the screw or mechanism is spread over a large area. It's very common to find ferrule on vibrating equipment, like mobile machinery. Over time the screw/terminal/etc will destroy the connection one strand at a time and cause many intermittent problems once anything left is a few tiny strand of copper hair floating inside the connector. Ferrules are usually preferred from solder because the solder is still softer and the screw will still dig into the strands. The best system have ferrules wiring and spring-loaded terminals that you never have to tighten over time. Since you want the best compression possible, a dot is cheap, square is basic, hexagon is superior and finally a hydraulic round press is ultimate; the price of those tools will reflect that. You can have double ferrule, meaning you can crimp 2 wires together for one terminal. The colour for them isn't standard from across all companies, so check the size and don't buy blindly by ferrules colours.
Paul Weston 2 months ago
@Jay Ryan You can say that again
Jay Ryan 2 months ago
that's great. If you want to write an essay go somewhere else. This video already explained everything before you came along.
Jay Ryan 2 months ago
That's great. If you want to write an essay go somewhere else. This video gave us enough info before you came along.
abdulla abdulla 3 months ago
Great job many thanks for the great video 👍👍👍👍👍👍🌹
Brad Quinn 3 months ago
The crimpers are also made to make a hex shape rather than a square. The work better on the round sockets' (or holes) instead of using the lug to crimp the ferrules.
Jonathan Tenorio 3 months ago
I've had issues with my alpine pdx f6 4channel amp the wires always get loose on the speaker connections would this terminals help? What do you suggest in this particular amp?
bravomike09 3 months ago
Outstanding work! I've been an electrician for 40 years in many different forms. I'm an FAA A&P mechanic and hold an FCC GROL to service avionics. I've designing and installed home and automotive security systems. I've worked commercial and residential electrical work. Both high and low voltage systems. I've repaired autopilots inflight. Several times. And I'm happy to say I've learned several new techniques here. Really cool. Thank you!
ham003 3 months ago
Or dont let a newb wire up your amp.
Kevin 3 months ago
Could just drop some solder in the end of you Wana save cost but this awesome too !!
Kevin 2 months ago
@R Feramentum me too bro best fix
R Feramentum 3 months ago
I kind of prefer soldering it.
Racoon Tunes 4 months ago
I alligator spin my wire till all strands are inside. I’m super picky about wires straying off.
Tc Valdez 4 months ago
Great explanation and demonstration! Good info on practical applications
JustNeL 4 months ago
Can I use the non insulated wire ferrules on the knukoncept battery terminal? I want to make a big3 upgrade and change out my battery terminals
Bryan Keith 4 months ago
Could always use set screw to crimp feerul. Then loosen set sctew pull wite out with ferrul crimped on. Then solder the ferrul to the wire
Chris Ortiz 4 months ago
Why not just put solder on the wire so it's solid?
Håkon T. 4 months ago
Not everyone is confident about soldering 0 awg wire. I never bothered with solder or ferrules on my amplifier power wires. Those wires are connected and disconnected maybe a couple times during a year. I soldered on Deans connectors on the main speaker wires for the subwoofer so it's easy to connect and disconnect so I can easily take the box in and out of the car. Deans connectors are rated for up to 60 amps, more than enough to carry the current that goes through the subwoofer speaker wires.
butts 4 months ago
Thanks Will Ferrel
Pete Gaytan III 5 months ago
Great video. I need to add these to the wires going to my Pioneer Amp in my truck.
Chris Miller 5 months ago
Where in the world can I get ferrels from? No shop ever seems to have them yet alone even heard of them
CarAudioFabrication 4 months ago
Links in description of video
김기수 5 months ago
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Rob K 5 months 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 5 months ago
😘👍👍👍👏
Tyrone Nightman 5 months ago
wtf seeing stranded wire used without a ferrule gives me PTSD.
S Petersen 5 months ago
Q: why not solder the wire ends?
Michael Marr 5 months ago
You don't need that big wire. Just need proper wiring.
forschen 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago
Neat connection looks beautiful.
miata350 6 months ago
Can't you add a little solder to the inside of the ferrule?
Håkon T. 4 months ago
You get a better connection with crimping actually.
sexiewasd 6 months ago
I really wish they would just use studs and ring terminals on amps.
JayO1963 6 months ago
I love your channel.
CarAudioFabrication 6 months ago
Thanks!
Terran Ovnicek 6 months ago
What about tinning the ends of the wire with solder?
Nabi Kazemi 6 months ago
Am I the only one think the guy is looks like Mark zuckerberg?
Kevin Connell 6 months 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 6 months ago
Does anybody know where I can find 2/0-0 gauge wire reducers?
Pedalling with Paul 6 months 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 6 months 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!!
octy mocty 6 months 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 6 months 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 5 months ago
Isolation
CarAudioFabrication 6 months 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 7 months ago
Would adding solder to the inside after it is crimped be a good or bad thing and why?
SergSpace 7 months ago
How do you adjust this crimp tool for different gauge size?
Mattias Häger 7 months ago
Why don’t you tin the wires?
CarAudioFabrication 7 months ago
Because tinning them is a hard connection that doesn't get good conductivity
stopatredlights 7 months ago
What battery do crimper use?
Jeremy S 7 months ago
Or you can just solder the tip
Yia Xiong 7 months ago
Has anyone found 0 gauge crimper?
ekim andersom 7 months ago
Only the 1/300 has accubass build in. The other 2 acm amps do not.
Seductive Wizard 7 months ago
Hey Mark.Z i am using bare wires since last 2 years and had no issue?
SoggyFries 7 months ago
Freakin home depot dont ever have these.
CarAudioFabrication 7 months ago
Use my link in the description
HiptonismHD 7 months ago
this wire porn makes me want to crimp stuff I'd never need to undo
Randy Wright 7 months ago
Do wires pick-up radio frequencies though the insulation ?
Thor Lancaster 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 months ago
wouldn't the ferrule raise the resistance ?
Håkon T. 4 months ago
The added resistance will be negligible compared to the total resistance of the wires.
Jorge Toloza 8 months ago
Good video.Mr Facebook.i will used them.
rocknroller1999 8 months ago
That Audio Control stuff is SOOOOOOOO nice! Especially their signal processing, nobody does it better.
Louis Caputo 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
Measure wires. Buy that size.
Hector Perez 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
I didn't know Mark Zucc did car audio.
Atanas Nihtianov 9 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 9 months ago
122 idiot stupid dislikers
Nasser Al-Ghamdi 9 months ago
wow that help a lot and protect from any short
gwot 9 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 9 months ago
no. you need to crimp in that case.
Wrench666 9 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 10 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 9 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 10 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 10 months ago
Wire feral, cable lug,
TheRobb573 10 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 10 months ago
What do you think about DS 18 speakers
Zarcyne 10 months ago
Damn! Very pretty eyes.
Adam Markey 10 months ago
How do those terminal ends work with solder?
Audio Maniac 11 months ago
use it maybe with copper