A: I use in the ground
A: Yes they should last many years in the sunlight , but you should always inspect them yearly .
A: Hi, these specific connectors do not have the added color variant that produces a full on UV resistant rating. Though the variant being used does offer some protection. As others have mentioned, these are made to be installed within a junction box or underground in damp locations. With that being said, these connectors do last a surplus of 5+ years if directly exposed 24/7 in the harshest sunlight. Hopefully this helps!
A: You should check with the manufacturer, but these are made for wet locations yes, but inside a proper electric box. No connection using these or anything else should be out in the open exposed directly to the elements.
A: The vast majority of all electrical junctions are required to be in a junction box, thereby giving the splice protection which would automatically protect these wire connectors from UV A & B rays...Low voltage junctions are not required to be in a junction box, however, why would anyone not want to protect the integrity of the splice in a junction box regardless if a junction box is required or not required...
A: You can if you want. It's the same as a regular wire nut, but it has this jelly inside it to prevent water from getting to the wires inside.
A: If you're concerned with water, humidity, etc. possibly invading your wire connections then these will definitely help. Of course, a lot of water will kill any electrical connection so keep in mind these connectors will just help keep corrosion down.
A: If they work underground, they will surely work in your basement environment. Make sure you buy the correct size for the wires you are connecting.
A: You certainly could, but I wouldn't recommend it for a few reasons. First, they cost a tremendous amount over the cost of regular wire nuts. Secondly, they're a bit messy. The silicone (not sure if it's grease or caulk) tends to squirt out a bit. Third, if a leak occurs over a junction box or other electrical connection, you'll probably want to disassemble and inspect for corrosion anyway. These will not keep water from wicking inside the insulation of the wire unless it's completely and perfectly covered. For peace of mind, I'd do a through inspection anyway, which would require removing the wire nuts and replacing them. This eliminates any advantage from their application in the first place.
A: I would give it a try - when I used mine - it looked almost like some clear waterproof gel came out of the connector.
A: I dont see why not. Check the instruction on the package label, it tells which wire gauge combinations it can support. This cap works fine for my 14&16 AWG combination.
A: I used this for line voltage landscape lighting connections with-in an electrical junction box. I also used these on low voltage direct burial connections. I also used vulcanizing electrical tape to wrap the connection.
A: Yes they can. I used mine to repair Christmas lights. Just use the proper size for your wire and you should be fine.
A: YES AND YES. WORTH PAYING A LITTLE EXTRA. USE ALSO GARDEN LIGHTS AND OTHER OUTDOOR WIRING!
A: From their website: PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & MEASUREMENTS: Max. Voltage: 600V max. building wire (1000V max. signs or luminaires) Connector Size: 27/32” x 7/16” Wire Type: Copper/Copper Wire Range: Min #22/Max #12 Temperature Rating: 105°C (221°F) Silicone Sealant: -45°F to 400°F
A: I have used them for my boat trailer and have not had any problems with the connection s
A: No, the vibrations will make it come apart. Need to use crimp connectors that will make a solid bond.
A: From their website: DryConn® waterproof wire connectors are approved for temporary submersion. This means they may be submersed under water, but are not approved for applications where they will be permanently submersed.
A: Probably, although I’d recommend a different connector if it won’t be exposed to water, but if it is then this is the connector for you.
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