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I find that crimp connections that fail are often made with inferior crimpers. I got a T&B crimper (the TBM45S is ideal for the usual wire sizes you use on an offgrid system, the TBM-8 is for *really big* wires).

I got a TBM45S and the crimps *never* come loose. They’re awesome.

Info here:

https://www.specialized.net/Specialized/TBM45S-Thomas–Betts-Compression-Tool-Ratchet-Crimper-82-AWG-5844.aspx

(Yes they’re expensive. I bought mine from Specialized but you can get them for roughly half of that by looking around for construction people selling them in craigslist and ebay). However you wont make a faulty crimp again.