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Accele CR-101HS-20

Waterproof crimp + shrink butt connectors — 20-pack (for 22-18 gauge wire)

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Crimp then seal via heat gun

This waterproof butt connector from Accele features a crimp section, to bond wires together strongly, and heat shrink tubing loaded with hot glue, which creates a waterproof seal when heated. You slip a crimp + shrink connector over one wire, twist the two stripped wire ends together, slip the connector back over the splice point, crimp with your crimping tool, and then heat it with a heat gun or hair drier. The crimp will hold the wire strands together, the hot glue will melt to form a waterproof seal, and the shrink wrap will hold it all tightly together. Voila! You've got two wires connected together with a waterproof seal using wire strippers, a crimping tool, and a heat gun. Warranty: 1 year.

What's in the Box:

  • 20 Waterproof 22-18AWG crimp connectors (red jacket)

Accele CR-101HS-20 Reviews

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(2 Reviews)

Quality Crimps for Automotive Wiring

Chris from Westbury, NY on 12/20/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value pack of quality butt-splices. These are designed for use with automotive wiring in the 18-22 awg range - great for mechanical crimp splicing work. Good qty and at a great price... Not easy to source these locally since Radio Shack went under... I do wish that Crutchfield carried the Posi-Tap brand of line tap adapters, which let you "tap" a line without cutting it - they have become increasinging hard to source locally as well as the solder based crimpless butt splices - would've bought those too...

Pros: Hi Quality Crimp based butt splices with Heat Shrink

Cons: Sometimes the amount of heat required to shrink activate the seal also melts the insulation on the wiring, especially on 22-24 awg wires...

Easy and secure

Crutchfield customer from Mcdonough, GA on 11/4/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Cheap and easy to use. I was able to attach the vehicle wiring adapter to the head unit wiring harness quickly and securely prior to installing it in my car.

Pros: Better than wire nuts or electrical tape

Cons: Difficult to install without crimping tool

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Very good for splicing aftermarket radio wiring harness/adapters. [ Nestor L  Jan 08, 2019 ]
For splicing radio harnesses together - easier to buy from crutchfield than find quality ones locally at the same price... [ Chris  Nov 24, 2018 ]
Effective way to connect wires and protect from moisture without having to solder in a tight spot [ Matt  Jan 03, 2019 ]
They seem to be the right kind of connector I need to hook up the harness for my car stereo. [ Jose  Nov 26, 2018 ]
To use for application of installing new radio in my sons boat [ Barbara  Dec 18, 2018 ]
These are the best, the only way to wire. [ Robert  Oct 11, 2018 ]

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