I have never tried using these before, but am thinking about using one to splice into a wire for an upcoming install......have any of you ever used these? Do I have to splice into the insulated wire at all (with a wire crimper/stripper tool) or does the little metal clip in the connector splice into the wire when you press it down and snap the connector shut? Here is what they look like:
I used these to hook up the remote wire to my amplifier. I was worried because the accessory wire on the back of my stereo was so small. It worked perfectly though. Just make sure you clamp the contact down with pliers first and then shut the plastic protector peice.
i used those anytime i need to tap into a wire (hence the term tap splice) and need to keep the existing stuff hooked up. nothing wrong with using them for small stuff like amp remote turn on but if you are going to be running any kind of real power you should use butt connectors/couplers are better.
they work great, but when you gotta remove them for whatever reason, the wire is hashed. I had some spare 18 guage wire laying around and I wanted to see what happens after you remove it. The wire was almost cut all the way through and it only took a twist of the wire to break it in half.