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Inline 3 way wire connector?

I usually use Ancor connectors, however, I am looking for an inline application. Any recommendations? Heat shrink not needed, strength preferred.
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What is the application? Electrical or electronic? What is the load?

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Like this you mean? It is ancor

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Like this you mean? It is ancor

I am not crazy about those Ancor connectors - it is hard to cover the exposed section. My choice would be a terminal block, not inline though. Probably best to have connections that are solidly mounted in any case. If it has to be inline a proper crimped connection with heatshrink is a good choice.

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I am not crazy about those Ancor connectors - it is hard to cover the exposed section.
I agree. I've only used this connector once and I was not that pleased with the end result. Not sure why they don't put insulation over that exposed section.
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I agree. I've only used this connector once and I was not that pleased with the end result. Not sure why they don't put insulation over that exposed section.
For me it is not really the lack of insulation, that can be dealt with, but the grommet that holds it all together. They can tend to loosen over time, especially within the corrosive marine environment, and this creates high resistance...... A set screw on a terminal block is a considerably more robust connection...

On occasion, based on the particular circuit, I will crimp two wires into one end of a step-down butt connector. The nominal OD size of these two wires must be within the working crimp range of the butt splice. Too small and they can fail, too large and this can also fail and result in an over-crimp.

That said two wires into a butt splice are nearly impossible to seal, and I prefer heat shrink crimps, so I rarely do this unless there is really no other option. I have never, and will never, install a three-way ring like shown above.....

IMHO those are almost as bad as Scotchlok's


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