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Frank O posted 04-28-2012 04:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for Frank O   Send Email to Frank O  
While de-rigging my T-top today, I noticed that a couple of electrical connections used butt connectors with a loosely rectangular shape:

http://www.inkbox.net/whaler/parts/butt-connectors.jpg

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?

acseatsri posted 04-28-2012 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Those aren't butt connectors, they're plug-in disconnects. If you pull on them, you'll probably find that they come apart.
Frank O posted 04-28-2012 05:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Frank O  Send Email to Frank O     
Aha -- of course, that makes total sense. Thanks.

David Pendleton posted 04-28-2012 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Pendleton    
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:

http://www.marinco.com/product/fully-insulated-disconnects

Chuck Tribolet posted 04-29-2012 01:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Love the lack of color coding. Red to White, and Yellow to
Green.

And the way the genders are setup, you could put it together
backwards.


Chuck

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