I just liberly use sprayon grease, on the connections and the cables. It has worked satisfactory sofar.
Thanks, 7sleeper. :trink39:I just liberly use sprayon grease, on the connections and the cables. It has worked satisfactory sofar.
That did the trick! I searched using variations on the term "bullet connector" and found what I had been looking for at some marine supply shops. Some places also called them "snap plugs." Thanks for sharing your waterproofing method, too. :trink39:That type of connector is called a "bullet connector" and crimp on versions that are reasonably water resistant, like yours, can be found at good marine supply houses. Probably not so much the weekend warrior boat supply places so you may need to shop online. IIRC West Marine Supply had the good ones.
If I want really waterproof connectors I use a good quality uninsulated crimp on and solder it after crimping. I put a piece of shrink tube over the wire prior to making the connection. Liquid electric tape is put over the connections, the shrink tube is slid over the joint and shrunk down tight on the still wet liquid tape. Once this dries a bit a second coat of liquid tape is applied. So far I've had had no corrosion failures using this method.
Cool product. Thanks! :trink39:These work well.
if you only need a few try requesting free samples. www.digikey.com or www.mouser.com should carry them also.
I also found some RayChem connectors at Home depot. Basically you just heat them up and they heat shrink solder and waterproof in one step. you can even buy a heat shrink nozzle for a blue plumbing propane tank.
Hope it helps
Heheh! I was going to make that mistake until I read that someone else had the same problem. I brush cut along the edges of fields and do a little logging/firewood gathering in the forest, so the ROPS frequently encounters branches.Treepointer
You may think about putting the lights on the inside of the ROP. It took me loosing a few to branches before I moved mint to the inside.