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Posi-Products Wire Connectors

6 tap connectors for 16- to 18-gauge wire — tap into wire without cutting or stripping

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Posi-Products connectors help make your electrical connections fast, easy, and reliable with no crimping, soldering, or messy tape. Just strip your stranded wires, insert them in the caps, and then hand tighten the two caps together — the wire ends get locked between opposing cone shapes to create a water-, dirt-, vibration-, and heat-proof housing. You get a strong, low-resistance electrical connection, and you can reuse the connectors, too.

Posi-Tap™ connectors tap into hot leads without cutting or stripping them. Just insert wire to be tapped into the large cap and hand tighten into the barrel. The conductor point pierces the tapped wire without compromising its conductive integrity. Insert stripped wires through the small cap, then tighten for an unprecedented multiple hookup using only one connector.

This package contains 6 tap connectors for 16- to 18-gauge wires. Warranty: 30 days.

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Overview: This connector kit comes with 6 Posi-Tap tap connectors. Posi-Tap connectors allow you to tap into wires without cutting or stripping them. Each connector has a tapered design and a threaded cap on each end. Just insert wire to be tapped into the large cap (this is the Tap end) and hand tighten into the barrel. The conductor point pierces the tapped wire without compromising its conductive integrity. Insert the stripped wire through the small cap (this is the Accessory end), then tighten. An internal conductor runs the length of the Posi-Tap, giving you a solid electrical connection. The Posi-Tap connectors are vibration proof, fully insulated, and reusable.

Note: If multiple wires are inserted into the accessory cap, the stripped wire ends should be twisted together.

Dimensions:

  • Posi-Tap Connectors: compatible with 14-18 gauge wire on the Tap end and 18-24 gauge wire on the Accessory end
    • Length: 1.25"
    • Maximum Diameter: 0.385"
    • Width of Slot in Large Cap (Tap end): 0.1"
    • Diameter of Hole in Small Cap (Accessory end): 0.15"
 
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4 out of 5

Wire connectors

Written By Wire, Manteca, ca on Sunday, June 15, 2014
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Awesome product
Pros:
Easy to use, works great.
Cons:
Expensive
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5 out of 5

Easiest install ever

Written By Anonymous, Coventry, RI on Sunday, April 20, 2014
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I've installed stereos for many years and could not have been more delighted to come across this product. I am a huge fan of neat clean installs and have always hated cutting factory harnesses, this product eliminated that, thank you Position :-)
Pros:
Easy to install very neat with no cutting involved
Cons:
None to note
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5 out of 5

A no brainer!

Written By BretG, St. Louis, MO on Friday, April 11, 2014
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These baby's are awesome! I never will splice wires again!
Pros:
Simple straight forward product. Very easy to use.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products Wire Connectors

Written By dbraun89, Jefferson City, MO on Friday, April 11, 2014
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Have to say that this was one of the cheapest locations to purchase these, couldn't be happier. They are easier and more fool-proof than traditional clamshell type. Would highly recommend.
Pros:
Fool-Proof, tight/secure connection/splicing into existing wire. Eliminates need to cut and splice the wire.
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products Wire Connectors

Written By Mdlbldrnt, Sioux Falls, SD on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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Recommended to me by Crutchfield. At first they seemed a bit strange to use. Once I got them connected they provide a great easy connection without a whole lot of work. Allows for disconnect as well if needed.
Pros:
Simple and quick way to tap into wires
Cons:
make sure to size correctly. wire must be kept centered for the tap to pierce the center of the wire
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5 out of 5

Just what I needed

Written By Havard, Erie PA on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Just what I ordered. Will make working on my motorcycle much easier.
Pros:
simple to use.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Posi-Tap the BEST connectors

Written By May, Bridgeport, CT on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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I love these connectors. It is so simple a novice can use them and feel like a pro. I used these to connect a different set of cables to cables that are already connected to each other.
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5 out of 5

Simply a good product

Written By Anonymous, Des Moines, IA on Monday, February 17, 2014
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These connectors are great, you have to make sure your wire stays centered in them but work well.
Pros:
Quick and easy without having to cut wires
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By Anonymous, satellite beach on Saturday, December 21, 2013
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Works as advertised, you don't have to cut your car wiring harness
Pros:
easy to use
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Posi Taps

Written By DiscoKing, Greensboro on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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These actually worked out pretty good. The wire I tapped into was just the right size. I extended the rear view camera cable from my head unit and tapped this wire into my reverse wire. The wire was just the right size.

Just make sure you order the right size otherwise you will run into problems like previous posters

Pros:
Easy way to tap into a wire
Cons:
Wish more sizes were available.
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2 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By Dustin, Heber Springs, AR on Thursday, September 26, 2013
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They might be a good idea, but the whole system install problem came to these. The prong that is supposed to puncture the wire just pushed the wire to the side. I did use them, but had to manually poke the hole and line it up. They worked out, but was a pain in my case.
Pros:
Quick and clean
Cons:
The prong never punctured the wire on its own for me.
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5 out of 5

Easiest part of my amp install

Written By S. Kusen, Brookhaven, PA on Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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I used these to tap into the two rear speakers for speaker level inputs on my 2013 Civic LX. Popped right on, and I had the speakers wired up to the amp connector in no time.
Pros:
super easy to use
Cons:
none!
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5 out of 5

Don't install without these

Written By MikeS, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
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Use these to tap into your car harness.
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products

Written By VB, Staten Island,NY on Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Product performs as it claims, makes adding on other products a easy chore!
Pros:
excellent!
Cons:
Need larger quantities/ bigger packages
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5 out of 5

posi tap wire conectors

Written By James S, Sarasota, Fl on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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The product works as good if not better than the staff review video. Why didn't I think of these?!?!?!
Pros:
easy to use
Cons:
none, unless you don't have thumbs............
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Posi-ProductsT Wire Connectors

Written By GeorgeE, Mobile, AL on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Great product, have used them for years on everything from car stereo to boats and trailers.
Pros:
Best wire connector made
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Posi-Taps

Written By RipVW, Ohio on Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Works as advertised. Used it to connect feeder wires to main bus wire for model railroad.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By Brandon, Scranton pa 18504 on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Easy to use best wire connectors I have used
Cons:
A liitle pricey for what you get but still worth it
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Very Nice Again

Written By Rhfactor, Tucson, Az. on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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I have already reviewed the Speaker wire connector, this may be even a better product. A little bit better plastic than speaker wire connectors. Easy and fun.
Pros:
Great product. No complaints.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Posi-ProductsT Wire Connectors

Written By Patrick, Hickory,NC on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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These are great products for tapping into existing wires. I much prefer these to the connectors that require you to crimp as often I am working in very tight spaces where crimping can be next to impossible. I am way more confident that my connection will last using this product.
Pros:
ease of use. quality of the connection.
Cons:
pricier than I prefer
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Rich, USA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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This product is great. They really do work and are worth it.
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
A bit pricey
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5 out of 5

Works

Written By Tommy, Gansevoort, NY on Monday, March 18, 2013
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Works good no complaints
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5 out of 5

Easy Connection

Written By Mike, Westminster, MD on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Very cool wire connector. Easy to use. Much nicer than having to split a wire and use a traditional wire connector.
Pros:
Easy to use, neat
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Easy to use, but be careful of the proper wire gauge

Written By John K, Boston area, MA on Tuesday, November 06, 2012
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These connectors made it simple to tap into the factory wiring behind the factory plug of the accessory cable. However, due to the small size of the wires, I had a little trouble getting a good connection with this size kit. I'd recommend one size smaller of these T connectors if you're planning to tap accessory wires (such as steering wheel controls or auxiliary jack wiring)
Pros:
Easy, no soldering, no tape needed
Cons:
Need to be careful about what gauge wire you're tapping, and order the correct size tap connector.
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2 out of 5

Caused more trouble than Good

Written By Milkman, Indiana on Monday, July 30, 2012
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I used both the Posi-Pruducts on my install last week and have to comment that I love the connectors, but wasn't a big fan of the taps. Primarily for one reason: Every wire that I went to use these on were clearly a smaller gauge wire than this product was designed for. I ended up having to do some troubleshooting only to find out that the wire was simply pushed to the side of the needle and no connection was actually being made. In the end I did get this product to work but just be aware and look for penetration and meter out your connection before moving to the next wire. In the end I would just recommend getting two packs of the quick taps and saving yourself the trouble of not knowing if your connections are being made.
Pros:
Work Great! Just like the quick-taps!!!
Cons:
Wrong size for my application.I partially take the blame for this, but these were in the "suggested items" for my build so I assumed they would be tailored for my application.
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5 out of 5

Excellent and Easy to use

Written By Mike, Green Bay, WI on Friday, July 20, 2012
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This is one of the easiest connectors for electronics that I have ever used. No solder needed, no wire strippers needed (in most cases).

Tighten the main body to the wire to be tapped, then insert the other wire/wires and screw on the end piece to make the connection. It really could not be simpler. If you are tapping multiple wires into one, then strip about 1/8" before inserting. The main body has a puncturing "tack" that penetrates the outer case of the wire and makes the connection. When (if) the connector is removed, the damage to the case is minimal, but you can just wrap a little electrical tape on it to fix that.

I tested each connection as I went with a continuity tester, but it was completely unnecessary.
Pros:
Easy to use, and FAST!
Cons:
Smaller gauge wires get pushed aside by the main body "tack" instead of puncturing the casing. In order to tap these wires, cut a tiny section of wire casing off (1/8") or so, then when you screw the main body on, make sure the 'tack" contacts the bare wire section. There are different sizes of the posi-tap, maybe I just wasn't using the right size.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

"Tap into wire without cutting or stripping" - Meh.

Written By Dave, Boston, MA on Monday, July 09, 2012
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Cheap, Quick, or Good. Pick two. Instructions on the pack explicitly instruct user to strip back wire sheath on small gauge wires. Do the job right the first time - skip these and go with solder or crimp connectors.
Pros:
Quick and Dirty
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1 out of 5

Does not work on small gauge wire

Written By JimR, Malta, OH on Sunday, July 08, 2012
 
I wasted a lot of time before I realized these do not work with small gauge wire. Crutchfield recommended that I buy these - only place to use was with Axxess AWSC steering wheel control (as suggested in Crutchfield Installation video) and it would not penetrate small wire after multiple tries. I had to improvise and do my own connection after cutting the wire and splicing instead of tapping.
Pros:
Don't waste your time unless you're tapping larger wires.
Cons:
Do not work on small wires.
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By Tom S, Duluth, MN on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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Great product. Made installation very easy. Very secure.
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3 out of 5

Not for all jobs

Written By Jon, Takoma Park, MD on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Great to for connecting antenna leads, but did not work with Axxess AWSC steering wheel control as suggested in Crutchfield Installation video.
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5 out of 5

Best wire connectors yet

Written By BobL, Benton City, WA on Saturday, June 09, 2012
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I used these to connect up my new car receiver to the wiring harness adapter. I wish I'd have purchased more then one package. Highly recommended.
Pros:
No tools! Works great in tight places, fast.
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Worked ok

Written By Daemon, Houston, TX on Sunday, June 03, 2012
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Instead of sodering wires together in my dash I used this. Worked okay except for an issue where I was not getting a good connection due to a smaller gauge wire.
Pros:
Easy connect
Cons:
Thinner gauge wires may not get good enough connection.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By JohnnieM, Virginia Beach on Friday, February 17, 2012
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Great product, easy to use.
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5 out of 5

Work well

Written By Mark D, Huntersville, NC on Friday, September 02, 2011
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These work well for a quick hookup. I used them to hook up to the steering wheel controller to the wiring harness. They did the job quite well and quickly.
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5 out of 5

Best I've used

Written By Ron, Huntsville, AL on Tuesday, August 02, 2011
 
These are great in every way. Very well made, do the job better than any other taps I've used, and aren't too expensive. Get them. You won't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By rc, spencer,wv on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
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these are ingenious devices and can help simplify some of the trickiest wire splices you
can find.
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5 out of 5

Posi-Products™ Wire Connectors

Written By Kou, Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 09, 2010
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These are much better than the ones I bought locally. They were not as easy to use and stripped a lot of wire away. Replaced them with these and I am a happy camper at how they turned out.
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5 out of 5

Perfect for tapping into harness wires

Written By dt63944, East Aurora, NY on Sunday, April 04, 2010
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For all those behind-the-radio wires, these can't be beat. Buy yourself 3 packs of these and maybe one of the assorted-size kits before you install a new stereo and you'll not regret the professional, neat, safe and secure job these make possible, plus you'll have some left over for future alterations and additions.
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