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Discussion and questions related to the course Practical Motorsport Wiring - Professional Level
I’m looking to build some motorcycle looms. 1 to ad data logging neatly. And another full loom as practice on a bike I’m not in a rush to use.
Throughout the course some materials have been mentioned. But it’s all over the map compared to a recommended list of sources for components.
Where can I start shopping for connectors, Pins, sheath, wire. Etc.
Perhaps a site that doesn’t require being a seasoned pro to figure out what to order?
Some simple info for you to hopefully fills some blanks that I have learnt over the course of doing the wiring course.
Deutsch connectors are a great choice for custom looms, tooling is reasonably cheap and takes all the hard work out of the crimp operation and the plugs themselves have amperage ratings per pin.
Deutsch DTM Series:This size 20 connector will accommodate wire sizes from 22-16 gauge depending on which contact is used. DTM connectors come in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 pin configurations. The maximum current (amp) draw on each pin would be 7.5 amps continuously.
Deutsch DT Series:This size 16 connector will accommodate wire sizes from 20-14 gauge depending on which contact is used.. DT connectors come in 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 pin configurations. The maximum current (amp) draw on each pin would be 13 amps continuously.
Deutsch DTP Series:This size 12 connectors will accommodate wire from 14-10 gauge depending on which contact is used. DTP connectors are only available in 2 and 4 pin configurations. The maximum current (amp) draw on each pin would be 25 amps continuously.
I buy from Prowire USA. They have a good range of both tooling and accesories.
Buying the kits is the easiest way to do things. That gives you contacts as well as the plug assembly.
For sheathing as per the course material. DR25 for the majority. SCL for the junctions and back of plugs.
After all that for plugs specific to your application you will need to search for the relevant OEM plug, terminal and crimp tools.
Wire selection is personal preference and budget related. Prowire have a great range which should tick all the boxes.
Hope that went some way to answering your question.