10k axle electric brake not working on one side, any thoughts

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Rockwind1, Sep 23, 2022.

  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Yep

    every trailer company has Stevie wonder install the wiring .
    We have bought brand new trailers and had to replace the wiring and or connectors

    it’s usually the connectors , I prefer wire nuts wrapped with electric tape to the poor quality crimp connectors the trailer manufacturers always use .
    If you wanna go high quality , get the wire nuts with the epoxy goo inside .

    and if you can find a replacement backing plate that’s loaded with everything , just get it and bolt it on and be done .
     
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  3. AModelCat

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    Usually when I wire up something I use sealed junction boxes and weatherproof connectors. Rubber grommets at pass-through locations in the frame and stuff like that.

    We have salt and crap like that to deal with up here. That chicken #### wiring with Scotchlock connecters won't even survive the first month of winter out here.
     
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    Rockwind1 Bobtail Member

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    well crap,, i just ordered those 3m scotchlock connectors thinking they were they best choice.
     
  5. LameMule

    LameMule Heavy Load Member

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    Heat shrink tubing is awesome.
     
  6. Rockwind1

    Rockwind1 Bobtail Member

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    i thought about that, but my ocd tells me when 2 seperate wires go into a connector,, and you heat shrink it,, it just seems like moisture can travel up the split between wires,, and i must have cheap shrink tubing cause it sometimes doesn't shrink enough
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Those are honestly about on par with just twisting 2 wires together and taping them.

    If I have the time (and the customer has the budget) I prefer to splice, solder and heatshrink all my wiring. If not, I use un-insulated crimp connectors and heat shrink over them. I find the heat shrink butt connectors don't crimp well, are bulky and the heat shrink usually gets damaged during the crimp and often splits when you shrink it.
     
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