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Default Immersion heater

On 02/06/2021 20:03, Chris Green wrote:
Peter Able wrote:
On 02/06/2021 11:46, JohnP wrote:
Daughter called me to look at immersion heater. The neutral connection had
failed. I trimmed back the cable and re-made the connections - but I felt a
bit un-easy as the terminals seemed quite poor - a post with a nut for N
and a small screw clamp in the thermostat for the +.

Are newer ones any better?

There's usually two washers on the post, so that the wire is clamped
rather than screwed up. Otherwise what you describe is typical.

I am wondering if there is a better flexible that the one installed. Any

flexible what?

The 'elegant' way to connect is surely to crimp a ring terminal to the

Indeed. Though many come with a dished washer with a cutaway, and at
least that generates a more secure connection than just a loop clamped
between two flat washers.