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Old 20 February 2013, 17:34   #1
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Waterproof Connectors

Evening all,

Can anybody recommend a good electrical connector that I could use to connect a new bilge pump up to the existing under deck cable?

Looking on ebay I was wondering if something like this RED HEAT SHRINK BUTT CONNECTORS.. 100 Bulk Pack .. Glue Lined | eBay would work, particularly as it will be submerged fairly often in the sump at the back of the deck.

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Old 20 February 2013, 17:37   #2
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ives used them on my tornado, put another bit on aswell ( heatshrink)
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Old 20 February 2013, 17:39   #3
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Go to Vehicle Wiring Products site. I'm using their glue lined heatshrink connectors at the moment, they're fantastic.

<edit> looked at the link-same thing in your link, but cheaper postage than VWP.
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yep they are ideal - but no need to buy so many - just what you need ie two

Holt Insulated Crimp Terminals - Waterproof Butt Connector Blue (2) - Only 2.90 - Force 4 Chandlery

should be able to get them at any good chandler - Chas Newens in Putney for example
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you buy them per 10 on ebay
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I will tried the glue lined ones and post back how I get on.

I have tried all sorts over the years and I want something to last.

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I'm building the loom for the Ballistic console at the moment using the ones from VWP-both ring, blade and butt connectors. They're tinned as well.

The results look really really good. If you use the blade connectors, be careful when you heat them as they've got a habit of sealing the female end of the blade as well.

The yellow ones tend to split the heatshrink at the crimp point when you heat them if you're too aggressive with the crimps.
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+1 for the glue lined heat shrink connectors, used them for exactly the same bilge pump job
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You may struggle to get the wire into a red crimp, may have to use a blue!
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You may struggle to get the wire into a red crimp, may have to use a blue!
Blue 314 I use them all the time great product not bloody cheap tho
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