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Old 09-17-2009, 08:09 AM   #2288 (permalink)
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Hey Adam,

That's looking good, but I agree with Squiggles, you need to fasten the control board down and make sure that the cabling does not continuously flex. A car is a very high vibration environment and you can't rely on soldered connections if they are not backed up mechanically. If you are going to solder wires direct to a board the wire should be multistranded and staked to the board using glue (loctite 382 or similar). The other alternative is to use crimped pins into a connector that is attached to the board by screws. You have to think that every connection coming off the board is going to flex millions of times during it's life and the idea is to extend that life as long as possible.
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