Solder PT100 wires to Smart Effector



  • I suspect the crimped PT100 connections may cause an intermittently poor electrical connection which results in Heater Faults.

    I was wondering if anyone has soldered the PT100 sensor wires to the smart effector.
    If so, how did you get to the pins underneath the molex style connector on the effector?



  • @vacalos said in Solder PT100 wires to Smart Effector:

    I suspect the crimped PT100 connections may cause an intermittently poor electrical connection which results in Heater Faults.

    If properly crimped, they work fine. I crimp mine with a very inexpensive crimp tool. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-Harness-Crimping-Computer-Automotive/dp/B01M1YK5FM/

    Assembly Lines use much more expensive ratcheting crimpers, and that's what gets documented as the "required" or "proper" crimper.

    For a hobbiest, who is not in a hurry, the flat crimpers (linked) produce EXCELLENT crimps for a very low investment.

    I was wondering if anyone has soldered the PT100 sensor wires to the smart effector.
    If so, how did you get to the pins underneath the molex style connector on the effector?

    If you do choose to go this route, I'd un-solder the molex connector entirely, and solder all the wires into the holes where it was.


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