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Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 5

Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 5

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This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability. Call 800-298-8924 to order Deka accessories and parts part number DW05744-5 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Deka products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 5. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Deka Accessories and Parts - DW05744-5

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  • 16-14 Gauge

This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability.


Features:

  • Fits 16-14 gauge wire
  • Heat-shrinkable nylon insulation allows for adjustability and provides durability
  • Blue
  • Quantity: 5


05744 Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 5





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Video Transcript for Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connectors Review

Today we'll be taking a look at a Deka line of Heat Treat Butt Connectors, available in five and ten packs, in a variety of colors and gauges here at Etrailer.com. We have one of the butt connectors out of the pack, take a quick look at it. It's labeled twenty-two and eighteen gauge wires, and the center section here, the metal part, is the actual butt connector itself. On the outside you've got the nylon covering, and these two large ends are parts that shrink down after you install your wires. It's a good idea to use a good set of crimpers, and also make sure you have your wires stripped back to about maybe a quarter inch. Then just crimp it down, bring your other wire in and do the same thing.

Then we'll apply heat to the butt connector to shrink up the wires. It'll take up the openings and seal our connection from dirt and water. Ideally you want to use a heat gun. You can direct the heat with it. If you don't have a heat gun available a lighter works as well. Using lighters get it hot after a while so it may be a good idea to use a barbecue lighter instead.

Since you can't direct the heat with this you'll probably have to apply heat a little bit longer than normal for the top side to shrink up as well. We'll go ahead and show our heat shrink butt connectors in typical application. In this case it's going to be behind a trailer light. We'll apply heat to go ahead and shrink the ends down and make a seal around the wire. We'll go ahead and do a test run and verify we have connection through our butt connector.

That'll do it for our review of the Deka line of Heat Shrink Butt Connectors. .


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Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 5 - DW05744-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (91 Customer Reviews)

This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability.

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They worked well. No issues so far. It's been about a year. 455191



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GREAT ITEM WORKS WELL. 390215



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Works perfectly as installed from the video instructions on my 2016 Chevy Colorado. More than pleased with Etrailer..... 366391


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Product works great, couldnt be happier with the quality.
Fred W - 04/12/2018

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Good Product. I am a guy that likes a challenge although this wasen't much of one.. easy instructions, straight forward application and tools this was a fun project. my best advice would be if you're putting together a project of sorts make sure you speak to a rep before you order, that way all the parts you order work well together.. 657134



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I have found that the 16-14 Gauge Deka Heat aren't quite as good as their larger 12-10 Gauge counterparts. They still work very well, but the heat shrink shielding is a bit thinner and seems to split easier when making a crimp, and had experiences where the connecter wouldn't grab a 16-gauge wire on the first try. All total I've had an approximate 20% failure rate with this gauge connecter which I feel is a bit high considering their price point. I will use them again in wet use applications, but would like to see some improvements. 421381


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No additional failures once installed after one year.
Brett F - 08/17/2018

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These were not in stock so they were removed after they called me to verify. Great communication. 772576



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All looks good and well made. 749414



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Because I just received my product, what I am really reviewing is the process for selecting it and the customer service I received. First, my order came very quickly. The part of the process that I appreciated the most was the videos available with each part to show installation. They made it very easy to know that I was ordering exactly what I needed. 745190



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flimsy conductor on the inside. 735688



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Love etrailer! They always have what I need at a good price. The videos rock. The only thing missing is that I'd like one of the guys come install it for me!!! 705694



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No soldering Nice quick connection! 694750



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Items were top quality and arrived as promised. Customer service was great in helping identify what was required. I recommend your company to all my friends and i have been doing business with you fir years and have always had great service. 693814



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I purchased electronic trailer breaks for my camper. These breaks are an excellent product at a great price. The tutorials that etrailer offers are incredibly helpful and a superb resource. Their customer service is also spot on. When it comes time to work on my boat trailer I know where I'll be going for parts and/or help. 692033



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Great keeps dirt an moisture out. 675209



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as advertised 672195



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I installed the pop and lock on my 2017 Honda Ridgeline. It was easy to install and it is wired to remotely open or use a key. It has worked without any issues. I'm very satisfied. 630989



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DIDN'T HEAT EASILY, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND. 600750



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Quick delivery. Product as expected. 598892


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This project turned out great! I really like buying from etrailer. They always have what I need, along with great customer service and fast shipping.
Kenneth - 01/20/2020

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Love these, they were easy to use and are definitely going to keep the moisture out of the connection. 576362


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Still working perfectly!
Derek - 10/25/2019

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They work as advertised...very nice for those under trailer connections...:) 574122



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product was as described in catalog. completely satisfied. 573257



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Great product. 565719



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Just what I ordered, on time and competitive price 556001



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Products works great after use for a year and I have found other parts from this vendor that work well and last a long time. 553977



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Good connectors and I haven't any problem with my trailer wiring. They have been on my trailer since 07/17. 548527


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