Ancor Heat Shrink Step-Down Multi-Wire Connectors – 16-14 AWG – 3 Pack - Review
Ancor's 16-14 gauge heat shrink step-down multi-wire connectors are available in a convenient 3-pack. These connectors are designed to be used as a step-down from one gauge size to another or as a multi-wire connector for one gauge size wire.
One of the key features of these connectors is the adhesive lined heat shrink tubing, which provides a sealed and secure connection. This is particularly useful in areas where corrosion is a concern, making these connectors a suitable alternative to quick-tap or 3-way connectors.
The connectors have a 4:1 shrink ratio tubing to ensure a watertight seal between wires. The flared barrel with a uniform copper wall allows for easy and proper mechanical crimping. There is also a crimp indicator on the barrel, helping to ensure the correct placement of the installation tool.
The clear heat shrink tubing allows for accurate crimping, and the colored stripes on the barrel indicate the appropriate crimp die to use, regardless of the application. This makes it easier to select the correct tool.
It is important to note that this product contains chemicals, including di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (dehp), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information, please visit the official website P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can these connectors be used for wire gauge sizes other than 16-14 AWG?
Yes, these connectors can be used as a step-down from one gauge size to another or as a multi-wire connector for one gauge size wire.
2. How does the adhesive lined heat shrink tubing ensure a sealed and secure connection?
The adhesive lining in the heat shrink tubing melts and flows when heated, creating a tight seal around the wires and preventing moisture or other contaminants from entering the connection.
3. Are these connectors suitable for use in areas prone to corrosion?
Yes, these connectors are designed to be a corrosion-resistant alternative to quick-tap or 3-way connectors.
4. How does the crimp indicator on the barrel help with installation?
The crimp indicator helps ensure that the installation tool is placed correctly on the barrel for proper crimping, reducing the risk of a faulty connection.
5. Do the colored stripes on the barrel indicate anything significant?
Yes, the colored stripes on the barrel indicate the appropriate crimp die to use, making it easier to select the correct tool regardless of the application.View Buying Options