Splice connectors, most commonly known as butt connectors, but also butt splices and crimp connectors, are a fundamentally important component in 12-volt electrical systems. Here are some basics you'll need to know about them.
When assembling a circuit, it's easy to forget that there's far more to it than just wires and solder. Terminal blocks are a useful, and often crucial, component for any fleet's electrical wiring needs. But what are their functions, and what do you need to know about them?
It's one thing to have the wires you need to get your automotive electrical project up and running, but those wires need somewhere to terminate, or you might as well leave them on the spool. Here are some dos and don'ts for ensuring every wire has the connection it needs.
Electrical terminal blocks provide a convenient way to connect individual electrical wires. Also known as terminal boards or terminal strips, terminal blocks are available in several electrical terminal configurations. The following terminal blocks offer different advantages depending upon your needs.
Deutsch connectors are in high demand and can be difficult to source due to manufacturer lead times. You see Deutsch connectors everywhere on trucks, construction equipment, Ag equipment, almost any piece of mobile equipment. However, you can't afford to slow your equipment production to wait for a connector lead time. Waytek has partnered with Amphenol, Delphi and Molex to make Deutsch compatible connectors in stock, ready to ship as soon as your order is placed. Amphenol, Delphi and Molex have spent countless hours testing and perfecting the Deutsch compatible connector lines to make them a reliable replacement.
Reducing recurring electrical problems and repair costs is always on the minds of fleet owners. Electrical connectors must operate in adverse conditions like extreme heat, extreme cold, vibration, strain, snow, rain, moisture and chemicals. These conditions cause electrical connector corrosion and wires to pull-out, resulting in equipment downtime and high repair costs.
Anderson Power Products (APP) suggests a series of procedures for maintaining and extending the performance life of Anderson Connectors. Following these installation tips, preventative maintenance and corrective procedures can result in lower connector operating costs, greater efficiency and productivity.
There are thousands of electrical terminal and connector options for automotive and heavy equipment applications. Making a sound electrical connection is one of the most important parts of ensuring your electrical system runs smoothly and your equipment stays out of the shop. Labor time and money are saved by making good electrical terminal and connector decisions. Here are the main factors to keep in mind when selecting the best electrical terminal or connector for your project.