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Single-circuit In-line Electrical Cable Connectors
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posted 04-28-2012 04:55 PM ET (US)
While de-rigging my T-top today, I noticed that a couple of electrical connections used butt connectors with a loosely rectangular shape:
I don't remember seeing connectors like these in shops or catalogs. The boat was probably rigged a little over 15 years ago. Are connectors like this still used?
posted 04-28-2012 05:18 PM ET (US)
Those aren't butt connectors, they're plug-in disconnects. If you pull on them, you'll probably find that they come apart.
posted 04-28-2012 05:56 PM ET (US)
Aha -- of course, that makes total sense. Thanks.
posted 04-28-2012 07:09 PM ET (US)
Ancor makes many different sizes (and colors) of these connectors. They are quite common--and handy.
They are not waterproof.
You can view a rather unexciting manufacturers web page for them here:
posted 04-29-2012 01:22 AM ET (US)
Love the lack of color coding. Red to White, and Yellow to
And the way the genders are setup, you could put it together
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