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Old 18-08-2022, 14:06   #1
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In-line electrical splice

My Airmar triducer has failed; boat speed reads zero, even after cleaning it and replacing the paddle wheel. I purchased a new triducer.

I also purchased the Airmar/Gemeco 6 Conductor In-Line Splice. Airmar states that using this splice may be easier than pulling the cable and running the cable with the new triducer.

Anyone used this in-line splice? How difficult is it? I know it seems simple, with the wires in the cable are thin, so I'm concerned with breaking them when stripping the conductor.

Are they reliable?
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Old 18-08-2022, 15:16   #2
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In-line electrical splice

I have a splice in the wind sensor cable at the base of the mast. Using the white euro style barrier strip. I like what you are looking at better, since they block water without needing a box.
For those small wires: Whenever possible, use wire “ferrules”. That way, the fastening setscrew lands on the ferrule, and not the fine strands.

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Old 18-08-2022, 16:20   #3
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Re: In-line electrical splice

If you try and strip those tiny wires using a pair of pliers, yes, you will go nuts. Use a good pair of wire strippers made to do the job, and it's a piece of cake.

Every project is an excuse for buying a new tool.
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Old 19-08-2022, 05:49   #4
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Re: In-line electrical splice

External application of heat through soldering iron , hot air gun , hair dryer or lighter may help to strip easily .
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Old 19-08-2022, 12:18   #5
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They do make thermal wire strippers; they heat a knife edge to cut the insulation but are rarely used. Heating the entire wire end will make a gooey mess with pvc tho.

I use a pretty standard steel stripper with holes for 22 to 26AWG wire, and it works well.
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Old 20-08-2022, 18:47   #6
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Re: In-line electrical splice

By good fortune I didn’t need to try an in-line splice. The N2K to Simnet join was four feet away under a cabinet. Most easy!
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