Originally Posted by Iowa Dave
Your wire size comes into play here too. Make sure itís heavy enough to handle the loads youíre talking about. Iím no expert here but Iíve seen melted insulation before the fuse opened a few times. And real tight connections.
I have a (limited) supply of various sizes of cable including 4/0 for the main from combiner bar to distribution, 2/0, 1/0, 2, 4, etc for other purposes. I have a hydraulic crimper for the 2/0 & smaller cable lugs that does 4/0 with effort but it really squishes the lug so my ďpound with a hammerĒ crimping tool will likely get some use.
My little refillable butane torch isnít useful for soldering the big lugs so Iíll get a torch fitting for the skinny propane bottles (Bernzomatic).
I have a torque screwdriver for the inch-pound electrical fittings. It only goes down to 10 so the lightest might get tight but it goes to 50 so it will do most. I used my battery powered foot-pound socket wrench-style torque indicator to get the 60 ft lb for the Anderson.