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Old 10-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #16
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Have you used the ACE connectors that work with multiple wires?

I need to connect fixtures to the line in addition to a few splices.
Just wondering how the shrink tubing would work with a light's wire bending off to the side.
What I do is twist two wires plus the fixture wire together and insert it in one end under both screws, I allow the heat shrink to extend beyond the terminal device, then I crimp it shut after it has shrunk...

You wont fit more than two #12's and a fixture lead in that size ace connector, but you can buy larger ones if needed.

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Have you considered automotive style crimp on connectors ?
Cheap readily available and work great !
And can easily heatshrinked if underground use.

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:52 PM   #18
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Have you considered automotive style crimp on connectors ?
Cheap readily available and work great !
And can easily heatshrinked if underground use.

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No way would I use those..
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I can't see those connectors on the depot site. Are they expensive?
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I can't see those connectors on the depot site. Are they expensive?
You should be able to get them in the automotive suppliers !
They are used in car wiring.
They are not usually used in home DIY.
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No I meant the ACE connectors.
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No way would I use those..
Why ?

I have used them many times,
even in high current situations they work well.
I have used them in mains applications,
240v at 10a, No problems.
So landscapping would work also.
The only problem would be if they dont meet code !

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