Figure 9-24. Wrapped Solder Splice
approximately 1/4 inch beyond free end.
5 Dip wrapping in tin-lead solder,
Federal Specification QQ-S-571.
Carefully sweat solder into cable and
6 Apply solder until wrapping wire is
barely discernible, and ensure that open spaces
between wrap sections are thoroughly impregnated with
7 After splice has cooled, thoroughly
wipe clean and remove all solder residue.
8 Wipe cable and impregnate
spliced section with corrosion preventive compound,
MIL-C-16173, Grade I.
9 Carefully inspect splice. A
wrapped soldered splice, easily bent with fingers, is
unsatisfactory because of lack of solder penetration.
Cracks in solder located between
wrapping wire and short space
provide between wraps is a positive
(5) Testing of cables and splices.
Test all cables and splices prior to installation using the
A suitable guard should be placed
over cable, during testing, to prevent
injury in event of cable failure.
including pulleys, when required.
(2) Apply test load (refer to Table 9-3) gradually to
one end of the cable for 3 minutes.
Table 9-3. Cable Test
Load in pounds1
160 percent of minimum allowable breaking strength.