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grcore
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join:2003-12-06
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Re: Wire connectors

said by TypeNameHere :

Eww.
Remember folks, screw type wire nuts belong in homes. Crimp style connectors belong in vehicles.
'nair the twain shall mix.

I'm calling shenanigans on this one.

Crimp on lugs are used in many electrical applications, not just automotive. The same applies to wire nuts.

The only real difference is that wire nuts have the ability to be reused (if they have not been compromised), where crimp on lugs are single use only.

The scotch-lok connectors are IDC style connectors, which are only recommended for solid wire applications with very low current usage.

g


TypeNameHere

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said by grcore:

said by TypeNameHere :

Eww.
Remember folks, screw type wire nuts belong in homes. Crimp style connectors belong in vehicles.
'nair the twain shall mix.

I'm calling shenanigans on this one.

Crimp on lugs are used in many electrical applications, not just automotive. The same applies to wire nuts.

The only real difference is that wire nuts have the ability to be reused (if they have not been compromised), where crimp on lugs are single use only.

The scotch-lok connectors are IDC style connectors, which are only recommended for solid wire applications with very low current usage.

g

shenanigansplural of she·nan·i·gans (Noun)Noun: 1.Secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.
2.Silly or high-spirited behavior; mischief.
 
 

A fitting word to use ?
I think not.

Name one vehicle EVER MADE by an oem that has a wire nut style screw together connector.
You cannot, as there never has been a single connection made by ANY oem EVER that has one.

About 15 years ago there was a marketing flurry by the distributors of those "posi-lock" connectors. All
the major parts chains had them in stock.....now none do.
That should be a screaming heads up if you pay attention to that sort of thing.

Ask any tech when the last time he used one was....most won't even know what they are.

Go to any auto electrical shop and ask them to install something (stereo, gps, alarm, etc) and exclusively use those connectors.
(warning, wear asbestos undies)

matt5

join:2001-10-06
Lagrangeville, NY
reply to grcore

Your house is not driving down the road vibrating... rofl.

Never use that crap on a car. Solder and heat shrink wrap or crimp and still do the other two things.


fixrman
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Hatboro, PA
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reply to grcore

Having been in the automotive business for over 27 years, I have never seen a wire nut used in an automobile application. I have also never seen a Scotchlok™ used by an OE manufacturer. No technician who knows proper wire installation or repair methods would ever use either connector; butt splices are not even technically correct, as a solder joint would be preferable except in cases where this is impossible. There are special connectors available with specially designed crimping tools to ensure a proper mechanical, weather-proof, failproof connection.
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