Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Richie, Jan 11, 2019.
Not sure how long these have been out but I am going to get some.
Heat shrink/solder connectors of all types have been in the industry for at least 20 years.. We used them exclusively to wire George Sweey's 8 second tube chassis GS back in the early 2000's..
They are expensive, purchased in small quantities, typically about a buck a connector, vs pennies for the crimp stuff.
Never made it far enough on the video to check out their pricing, but looks like a decent product.
When I rewired my boat I bought those off amazon.. They were a pain to use in the boat itself. lots of fails On the bench they worked pretty good.
Boils down to just where you are going to use them.. I prefer the ancor wire connectors ( marine supply ) ant the ancor wire...
amazon ones seemed to burn the plastic before melting the solder
I build business jets for a living, and we use these “all weather connectors” (that’s what we call them) all over the plane. Once installed properly, they’re virtually failure proof. I found a supplier and got some for my garage. I installed a new stereo in my DD using them. Just have to make sure the splice connector is proper for the gauge wire you’re working with.
Just bought a bunch on eBay
Thanks for the post.