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Tip on using "Cramolin Red" to clean electrical contacts in an audio system, computer system, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1981 [Feb 1981] (v.12#1) pg. 49

Supercram. Tips on using "Cramolin" contact enhancer, a thick, oily liquid that is used to improve the electrical contact between metal surfaces (connectors, switches, relays, etc.).
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1981 [Jun 1981] (v.12#3) pg. 18
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1981 [Sep 1981] (v.12#4) pg. 5, 57

Advice on how to join copper to aluminum wiring using special connectors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 10

The basics on soldering wires to connectors. How to tin a new soldering iron, choosing and using solder, and tinning stranded wires.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #374 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.47#1) pg. 26

A survey of electrical connectors and when to use each.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 96

Simple tools and techniques for making good electrical wire connections.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #397 Apr 1999 (v.49#4) pg. 23

Simple wooden T-wrench for tightening wire nuts (the style with "wings").
FINE HOMEBUILDING #86 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 26

Strength testing electrical connectors. An in-depth look at wire connectors and crimping tools.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Sep 1998 (v.20#9) pg. 15
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Dec 1998 (v.20#12) pg. 24
Added Info LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Jan 1999 (v.21#1) pg. 4

Contact basics. Tips on achieving the optimum in a loudspeaker's electrical contacts (wire connections).
SPEAKER BUILDER 3/1990 [Jun 1990] (v.11#3) pg. 24
Added Info SPEAKER BUILDER 6/1991 [Dec 1991] (v.12#6) pg. 67