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How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Marty75 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:36 pm

Gumby question alert guys...

I want to re-wire my electricals and wanted to know where the inserts and caps go when you buy a set of the waterproof connectors from Jaycar etc like these http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PP2110

Gumby over and out!

Thanks

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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Marty75 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:58 pm

Hey Brad, how/where do I fit the green and silver bits? That's kind of what I wanted to know so I can put the damned thing together properly :)

Will need to be able to connect and disconnect the connectors from each other.

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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby DennisT » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:24 pm

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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Stealthfisha » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:56 pm

You gotta use heavier guage wire to really make that conector work...hang on a bit and ill show you two more
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Marty75 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:00 pm

OK cheers mate
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Stealthfisha » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:10 pm

These two are snap conectors for two wires or three....squeeze the top and it crimps and seals conectors in one movement.with in built silicon...very good for all waterproof situations indeed
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these two are for crimp or no crimp...but the added bonus of gentle heat melts soldier...joins the two wires...then the heat shrink seals it all up
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby DennisT » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:18 pm

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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Stealthfisha » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:25 pm

DennisT wrote:Love the second two. Use them a fair bit when making battery cables longer.

Never seem the first one Baggs .... Looks great though

Ive got a slightly modified 4x4 with all three styles suggested all over it....yes they are all good...for me the best one for all applications where you do not need to remove it is the silicon snap conectors commonly called pig tails....you dont need to run three wires as the snap conectors can be used to terminate just two...so buy the three outlet ones so you can use them to terminate and to continue or close the loop on a set of lights or a single items.....zimple!
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby badmotorfinger » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:39 pm

I've used those connectors a few times now. Surprisingly difficult for what should be easy. Somehow forget one step or put the wrong bit in wrong place every time. After you finish you will figure out how you should have done it. Then you will forget before the next time you use them again.
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Marty75 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:45 pm

I'm looking for one end to connect to the Lion battery and the other on the sounder for quick connects/disconnects especially for those trips away from chargers and running multiple batteries.
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Smylea » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:51 pm

http://www.weatherpack.com/

Available at automotive parts suppliers

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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby MrX » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:58 pm

Try this Marty:

viewtopic.php?f=95&t=52020&start=135#p660197

Tried and tested for years - it works.

The jcar connectors need a bit of diy to take the skinny wires that come with the lithium batteries. The green waterproofing plugs are too big. Toss them.

Solder the silver prongs to your wires (cheat by using liquid solder and a lighter)

Cut the the middle part off the back off the clip/flap of the black plastic bit.

Insert your prongs into the black plastic bit, so they clip in place.

Fill the space in the back. Silicon is not solid enough. I use polymorph and superglue. This waterproofs everything, and keeps your wires protected and apart.

You only need to make one "adapter"cord, and you're set for all your little batteries. Just cut the spare male connector off your batteries, and seal up the wire.
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby Stealthfisha » Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:19 pm

I use lithipoly batts on quick disconect......

1. Banana conectors to battery in a waterproof container from coles...
2. Cable is sikaflex sealed through small hole in container as it comes out....
thats it

Look at my build thread to understand what ive done if it suits what you wanna do
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby laneends » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:08 pm

I was just going to raise this topic. I have been using the jaycar ones in the opening post, and they have caused a lot of dodgy connections resulting in dead sounder trips. What has been happening is when connecting the male and females sometimes dont line up properly, with the male pushing the female back in the holder rather then slipping into each other.

Was hoping there was something else around that is a bit more robust
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Re: How to install waterproof connectors

Postby ohagas » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:54 am

Marty75 wrote:Gumby question alert guys...

I want to re-wire my electricals and wanted to know where the inserts and caps go when you buy a set of the waterproof connectors from Jaycar etc like these http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=PP2110

Gumby over and out!

Thanks

Marty

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Have a look here Marty (at Clarkos response): viewtopic.php?f=82&t=53998
As he says - they must be soldered. Work great!
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