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Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

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:
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

i prefer hard wiring directly, but no, they arent bad. i used them when i was splicing bu my ECU in tight quaters, they are easier.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

i used those when i spiced into wires when i installed my alarm, works great.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

The brake light wiring in my old camper setup used those. Never had any problems. No need to strip wire, the metal piece should bite in enough to make contact.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

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.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

Thanks for the input guys!! The wires I have to connect are pretty small- I just never used these things before and wanted to make sure they actually worked.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

I used one on my dirtbike when i was installing a street legal kit on it. has worked fine, even after some hard, bumpy trails.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

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.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

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.
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Re: Anyone ever use quick splice connectors?

No offense meant to any of my Taco brothers here in the least but I just have to say this. They are the very last thing I would ever do and only in an emergency.

Why??? Because over time they are highly likely to fail and my cause other problems when they do.

How do I know? The hard way of course They usually cut some of the wires and also cause a poorly supported connection point that can break addition wire over time.

Immediate result from using them is a resistance in the line, long term can be an open circuit which can lead to numerous issues depending on what is passing through them.

Proper butt connections or soldered, either of which can be just as bad if not properly done are far better and at least 90% easier to do correctly.

I am not the smartest guy in the world but I do have some experience in these things, over 40 years

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