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Old 04-30-2016, 11:33 AM   #1
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In-Sure connectors?

Has anyone used these? Or is crimp and heat shrink better?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-30-2016, 11:54 AM   #2
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Splice Connectors

have used that series in the house for 110 VAC wiring, but prefer twisting the wire + 3M wire nuts + tape.

in the trailer we like these for low voltage - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tyco-Elec...4-10/202204352

they come in multiple sizes from 10 to 22 gauge.
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I just used them on a new fixture installation in my house because it came pre installed on the fixture. It made making connections super easy and the wire is removable if needed. I then went out and bought some for the trailer and my home. They take up less space than wire nuts and they are available for 2, 3, 4, etc. wire connections.


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In-Sure connectors?

Not worth a darn in a vibrating trailer. The spring will work its way through the wire and lose contact.

Wire nuts are bad enough. I use only crimp connections made with a ratcheting tool. They stay put.

I had a few home fixtures with these in them. Tossed and used real wire nuts. I also never back wire outlets and switches. Wire goes under the screws...

Yep. Old fashioned but proven to work better.


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Not worth a darn in a vibrating trailer. The spring will work its way through the wire and lose contact. Wire nuts are bad enough. I use only crimp connections made with a ratcheting tool. They stay put.
What UL-listed crimp connectors do you use in your AC wiring for connecting 3 or 4 , 12 AWG conductors?

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In-Sure connectors?

In not sure of the brand, think it's Thomas and Betts, but I use an uninsulated crimp sleeve, a ratcheting crimper, and marine grade shrink tubing with the glue in it. Got at the local big box store. Parts are designed for splicing UF (underground feeder) cable for direct burial.

I do everything I can to avoid 115 volt inline splices. They are prone to failure. Better to splice inside a junction box if possible.
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