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yeller
10-31-2016, 02:01 PM
George, where did you get your waterproof electrical connectors from?
I can't seem to find anyplace that has a decent selection.

gcarter
10-31-2016, 04:52 PM
George, where did you get your waterproof electrical connectors from?
I can't seem to find anyplace that has a decent selection.

Hi Glen;
If you're talking about wire ends, I bought un-insulated ends on eBay,
crimped them on and used shrink tube that sealed the assembly while shrinking.
Doing it like this is pretty cheap. I bought everything I needed and I still have materials
left over.
Here's an example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-16-GAUGE-50-PK-UNINSULATED-NON-INSULATED-RING-6-CONNECTOR-CRIMP-TERMINAL-/271244506799?hash=item3f276eb6af:m:m2z0W6Ku_CwNoiv OGjlC9Vg

I bought the sealing shrink tube from my local electrical supply house.
The tubing available from Home Depot generally don't seal while shrinking.
I think the critical thing is a good crimper. Spend your money here!
I also like Weather Pack connectors. I always bought them at Del City https://www.delcity.net/store/Weather-Pack-Wire-Connectors-&-Components/p_797633

yeller
10-31-2016, 05:51 PM
Thanks George.
It's the weather pack I was looking for!

gcarter
10-31-2016, 06:24 PM
Thanks George.
It's the weather pack I was looking for!

Glen, did I say I like Weather Pack connectors?

The key thing w/them is a good crimp. Crimps aren't easy to make,
but you sure don't want the wires to pull out the first time there's
a good tug on them.

yeller
10-31-2016, 06:32 PM
It was actually that website I was looking for. I knew I got from you before, but I didn't save.

I agree, crimping is very important. I'd actually solder the wire on with a fine tip soldering iron, if possible.

chip w
11-01-2016, 02:52 PM
I'd actually solder the wire on with a fine tip soldering iron, if possible.

Use silver solder if possible. It requires a higher temperature but makes a better contact. I'd still use sealing heat shrink on it as well.

yeller
11-02-2016, 04:21 PM
Use silver solder if possible. It requires a higher temperature but makes a better contact. I'd still use sealing heat shrink on it as well.
It's in my toolbox already. :)