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Old 09 September 2010, 06:46   #1
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Waterproof connectors that are disconnectable ?

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Does anybody know if there are waterproof/submergeable connectors which are also easily disconnectable ? The bilgepump that I have is electrically connected in such a way that you can easily exchange the pump if it fails. You just unclip the male/female wire connector and clip in a the connector from the new (rule) pump. Very easy and simple. Unfortunately the connector is not allways waterproof causing the bilgepumt to short out, with the expectable consequences.
I have read many posts on soldering/crimping solutions but these are all (semi) permanent. Does anybody know of waterproof connectors - that are disconnectable - which really are waterproof ?

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Old 09 September 2010, 06:52   #2
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Not 100% sure what you need but these might do it.

http://www.bulgin.co.uk/Products/Buc...rStandard.html
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Old 09 September 2010, 08:04   #3
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How often are you planning on changing the bilge pump? I know it's a Rule , but even these should see the entire season out.

Solder & heatshrink should outlast the bilge pump if done properly.
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Wurth do some pretty good connectors, but you would have to replace half the connector every time with a new one and the pins have to be crimped with the right tool, and they're not really submersible.

To sum up I wouldn't bother - just solder and heatshrink them!
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look up the superseal range of power connectors.

They are waterproof, reasonably cheap, and available on line easily.

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Not 100% sure what you need but these might do it.

http://www.bulgin.co.uk/Products/Buc...rStandard.html

These are good enough for MOD pac22 and seariders. you can get the one that houses a standard "legobrick" connector. should do the job.
alternatively why not just put enough wire on it so you can pull the pump clear for easy acess to the joint, and solder /heatshrink without being on your knees. cable tie up excess when re-fitting?
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Don't know if they're available on your side of the pond, but:

http://www.suresealconnections.com

Haven't used them, but ran across them while I was researching a similar project.

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bulgin will give out free samples.........if you word your enquiry correctly
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Screwfix but their out of stock atm.
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