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    Default Weathertite Connectors for 10 - 12 gauge?

    Hi. Anyone had any luck with weathertites for larger wire? Seems like they work great for 14-16 but wont touch 10 - 12. Any tricks or tips?

    Thanks..john

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    Might try sum heat shrink over that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNYoungblood View Post
    Might try sum heat shrink over that.
    Thanks but what I'm trying to do is rig my boat wiring so it can quickly be disconnected to pull the motor using these. The little pins are too F'n small to use any real wire (MSD power and ground wires)


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    I've never heard of Weathertites, only Weather Pack Connectors. If we're talking about the same thing you can order individual pins and seals to fit various gauge wires.

    https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/gr...ID=WEATHERPACK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budweiser View Post
    I've never heard of Weathertites, only Weather Pack Connectors. If we're talking about the same thing you can order individual pins and seals to fit various gauge wires.

    https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/gr...ID=WEATHERPACK
    NICE! Thanks so much. I see some larger pins there.


    ps.....MSD calls them "Weathertights" but they look identical to the Weatherpacks on your link.


    Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrork View Post
    NICE! Thanks so much. I see some larger pins there.


    ps.....MSD calls them "Weathertights" but they look identical to the Weatherpacks on your link.


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    NAPA has all of that. You would be amazed at what they carry.
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    Weatherpack does make connectors for 12-10g wire. NAPA is a god source. You can also shop on line. Too many options to list there.
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    I've used these connectors for many of my connections, but have always wondered how much current they can safely carry.

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    i use them in all my rigging/ wireing jobs, i also solder all the wires to the terminal.

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    Weatherpak PINS are a bit small for the current of more than around 14ga max. They are designed for low-current connections of sensors and such. Connections over that size are generally only screw-terminals or spade-terminals with more contact area.
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    We use Deutsch Connectors for that type of stuff. Much easier to disassemble than Weatherpack. Only down side is the crimp tool is expensive. We use them a lot so the tool price was worth the cost. I buy them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer:30 View Post
    Weatherpak PINS are a bit small for the current of more than around 14ga max. They are designed for low-current connections of sensors and such. Connections over that size are generally only screw-terminals or spade-terminals with more contact area.
    I agree. The only reason for using anything larger than 12 ga with a weatherpak is due to the length of the wire. If the device really needs a 10ga wire due to amperage, it really needs something other than a weatherpak as well.
    I have always thought that if were going to make 12-10ga pins, they need to make a larger pak while they were at it. In don't think the 12-10 pins are Delphi's doing. It an after market thing.



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    Thanks everyone for your replies and tips. The reason I wanted some bigger pins is for the main positive and negative leads off the MSD. I know they say direct to the battery and I've had great luck on my previous boat with that approach BUT, I always hated having to pull the wiring apart to pull the engine (engine mounted MSD). I want to "try" to make some disconnects so I merely unplug and go. If it works, great. If I have any problems, I know where I will start troubleshooting.

    Reservoir Dog, thanks for the tip on the solder. I was considering that as well. Thanks!


    Thanks again everyone....john

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