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Old 03-17-2019, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which weatherproof connectors?

Iím getting ready for some wiring on my heep and the time has come to get some decent weather proof connectors. Whats everybody using these days? Delphi weather pack still decent or is something else as good or better? Iíll be starting fresh and would like to get a 200ish piece kit with a variety of 2-3-4-5 terminal connectors and the crimp tool.
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Good shit that's compact and offers higher pin count is deutsch connectors , looks like TE connectivity has bought them out, or the ampheonal compatable.
Get a kit, set if crimpers and extractors.
Beleive there are 2 sizes check the ratings for your needs.

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I like the Delphi connectors and have purchased most of the stuff thru https://bmotorsports.com always shipped quickly and had the right stuff. Also their economically priced crimper works great.
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+1.

Metri-pack was a second choice for the Bussman fuse boxes, but I'll pick up bits and pieces for that vs a kit.
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you can get a 6pin deutsch ignition switch, I wish there were more direct connect stuff like that
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Thanks for the input guys.
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I was thinking about having nice weatherproof connectors on M35A3 4x4 build for the lights but on some security work I have done, the wire to inner pin connections on DC have failed from electrolysis eating the wire away until it will just fall out. So I run my wires from point to point and stay away from having connectors.

I have a control box now with every single light having an SO cord go to it, so I can have individual strobes, flashes or dimming on the 1157 LED bulbs high or low power.

Since Until some gear changes are made, I'm one of the slowest vehicles on the road, I plan on really lighting it up. Back left and right each have 3 lights and so does the front. i've included one extra for floods. Thus each corner has 4 , 3 wire so cords going to it from the main LED panel. I put them in nylon tig torch covers to keep them neat and cleaner.

Back to connectors. If you can't solder the wires, I find that the twist ties provide a copper to copper connection that is about the best you can get, especially when using a grease and then tape or silicone pot it to seal it up a bit. With the quick or spade connector you may have a crimped connection, a mechanical connector to connector joint and then another crimp....three points to fail to make one easy to get apart wire connection. Wire nuts hold copper wire against copper wire with a silver coated spring around the joint.
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