<strong>Connector Conundrum</strong><br> If you aren’t a solder kind of guy, then connectors are going to be your friend. We’ve talked about the pros and cons of different connectors until we’ve actually put people to sleep around the campfire. Here is the crimp connector hierarchy: The waterproof heat-shrink connectors with solder in them are the best, the heat-shrink waterproof ones without solder are next, then the regular insulated crimp connectors, and lastly the non-insulated crimps. Never, ever use a house wire wire-nut. They don’t work well with stranded wire, they aren’t anywhere near water resistant, they work loose with vibration, and the wires themselves can work loose as well.