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    Default Posi-Lock wire connectors

    The discussion Gordon and I were having about electrical connections reminded me of a product that I really like for making electrical connections, especially ones that you think you might have to remove for some reason sometime later.

    They're called Posi-lock connectors, manufacturered by a company called Swenco. They've got a web site at http://www.posi-lock.com, which shows the connectors and how they work. Also, you can buy them at http://thejeep.com/posi-lock/, as well as NAPA and Car Quest stores. A product they make that I've seen at a local Car Quest but not on the web sites is a rubber boot that absolutely waterproofs the connection. They're pretty good by themselves, but with the boots they're awesome.

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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    I've never used them they look like a very simple and well made setup. Will have to check into them but I have more crimp connectors than a little bit. Before I pulled the page up I thought you were going to show a bullet connector.
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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Sometimes I start out using them to "rough in" a wiring project, figuring I'll use crimp connectors later, but they work at least as well as crimp connectors, plus are removeable and reusable. So, usually, they just stay there. They're certainly a lot easier to use than crimp connectors.

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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Looks pretty interesting. I have heard about them but never tried them. I will give them a try. I usually strip the wire and the twist it into a union and solder it them heat shrink it. Very time consuming, but when it is done I know it will last a while.I do this for my wiring connector exposed to the out side elements. Here in northern VT the use an ton of salt in the winter so everything gets rusty and corrosion. I'll have to pick some up and give it a try.


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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Rowski - Well, nothing will beat your method, of course, but if you want to be able to have a good connection without a lot of time or special tools, they're the way to go. I always keep an assortment of them in every vehicle I've got.

    I meant to ask you in the other post: What tractor did you order?

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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Looks interesting. I've used every type it seems like and some are better than others. In addition to a good working connector, I use the "De-ox" or NAPA silicone for wiring to keep the corrosion at bay. It is what the major car makers are using in lamp bases and the like. A little dab will do ya!

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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Hawgee - I've been pleased with the results of de-ox, too and use it regularly. It works.

    Another thing I found out today about the Posi-lock connectors is that they have spade and ring terminal connectors that connect to one end of it, so you can use it as a reusable connection to a device that requires the terminals. Cool.

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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Marine grease, DE OX or any other product along that line is very smart and it does help very much in stopping corrosion. I can't argue the best connector is a soldered joint with heat shrink but at work thats impossible so crimp connectors are the way we go. But we still use alot of heat shrink and silicone grease.
    One major thing alot of people overlook is the ground wire. They will have a heavy positive wire and a tstat wire for a ground. That is were alot of problems also start and are overlooked while troubleshooting it the ground wire.
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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Gordon, I was just getting ready to say something about the ground wire (or ground side). I see it often that someone does a good job on the power (or wire side) but forgets to properly clean, tight, and sealed gound connection (chassis or ground side) and has all these weird electrial problems.



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    Default Re: Posi-Lock wire connectors

    Mark, I'm getting (dad and I)are getting a NH 2120 gear.
    -7309 loader with 72" bucket
    -759c hoe with 24" bucket
    -Curtis hard side cab with heater, wipres, lights
    -Valby chipper single roller hydrualic feed
    -rear blade 84" not sure of make yet

    I'm sure I will have to do some explaining to do... why I went with what I did!!!!



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