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Old 21 May 2016, 06:19   #11
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Wow, thanks Jeff-just what the doctor ordered-and so have I.
Asked for 1st. Class delivery-should get them Tuesday.

I didn't even know such a product existed!
Just a wee follow-up. The terminals are designed to fit into a crimp tool, I've found it fine to close the 'ears' of the bare wire part using the tip of the side cutters, solder the joint and then fold over the strain relief part using pointy pliers. Depending on the diameter of your outer insulator, you may need to clip off a little from the strain relief ears. It sounds fiddly but it's easy once you've done one.
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Old 21 May 2016, 07:17   #12
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"Superseals" are great, but the one place I wouldn't use them is on a bilge pump as they aren't immersion proof, only splash proof.

I use them for control and dash panel connections, can be a pain to fit, and you need to get the right ones for the wire size you're using.
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For amalgamateing you need a primer but potting compound best we use it for our divers hat cameras never fails you can also buy moulds but bit expensive.

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..... they aren't immersion proof, only splash proof....
Dirk, I think you'll find they are IP67 rated which includes immersion between 150mm and 1mtr.
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Dirk, I think you'll find they are IP67 rated which includes immersion between 150mm and 1mtr.

I think the better quality ones are, as used by Merc etc, but the cheap ones on Ebay are doubtful. Plus, they need to be the correct size for the wire, although a bit of sealant on the grommet/wire would help.
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Page 3 and page 8..... Download Data sheet

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I've found these really good for bilge pump wiring. Galactic Mammut .There are three terminals so you can have permanent 12V, switched 12V and Ground (or whatever the wire back to the -ve terminal is called).
The boxes are filled with a sticky gel that is waterproof, but which also is re-workable so if you have a pump failure you can open the box and connect a replacement pump without needing crimp tools or heat gun (like you would with heat shrink connectors).
When you close the box again it is still waterproof (or at least mine was).
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glue lined heat shrink terminals are great and they also add strength to any joints.

Duraseal are the ones we use however they are not the cheapest.
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Old 24 May 2016, 08:53   #19
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your link won't work for me, but I suspect it's along the lines of no sealant...

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When I saw Dirk Diggler a a poster on a thread about spray insulation tape my mind instantly thought of the Plaster Casters

For my money i'd be using Scotch Weld plotting compost. If its good enough to seal the wires on a Sat Divers Helmet it's good enough for a Bilge Pump.

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As Jeff (not WJ) said you need a mould I always find it a good excuse to buy a Toob of Smarties, best to eat the Smarties before you use the toob as a mould.

Self amalgamating tape is hit and miss as far as I have experienced it

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