Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to:
1. State the basic requirements for any splice and terminal connection, including the preferred wire-
2. State the reason the ends of the wire are clamped down after a Western Union splice has been
3. Explain the major advantage of the crimped terminal over the soldered terminal.
4. Name the two types of insulation commonly used for noninsulated splices and terminal lugs.
5. State an advantage of using preinsulated terminal lugs and the color code used for each.
6. Explain the procedures for crimping terminal lugs with a hand crimp tool.
7. Recall the physical description and operating procedures for the HT-900B/920B compressed
air/nitrogen heating tool.
8. Recall the safety precautions for using the compressed air/nitrogen heating tool.
9. Recall the procedures, precautions, and tools associated with soldering.
10. Explain the procedures and precautions for tinning wire.
11. Recall the types of soldering irons and their uses.
12. State the purposes and required properties of flux.
13. State the purpose for lacing conductors.
14. Recall when double lacing of wire bundles is required.
15. Recall the requirements for using spot ties.
This chapter will assist you in learning the basic skills of proper wiring techniques. It explains the
different ways to terminate and splice electrical conductors. It also discusses various soldering techniques
that will assist you in mastering the basic soldering skills. The chapter ends with a discussion of the
procedure to be followed when you lace wire bundles within electrical and electronic equipment.