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December 2009 Randy's Electrical Corner

Posted in How To: Electrical on October 1, 2009
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We all need connections. I connected with a girl in high school once and it was great. She'd let me copy homework off of her, she would get her mom to buy clothes for me and dress me up, and she'd cook for me, too. Even though we had a real connection, it ended too early. I used to have the same problems with Kenny's Le Car. It turns out the French aren't that good at wiring.

With your Jeeps, you guys have it even worse. Jeep wasn't known for its great electronics, and most of us don't help things either. I learned a long time ago from helping Earl that you should do things right the first time, and connections are one thing you don't want to screw up.

I don't get why so many people use speaker connectors for almost everything in the Jeep. Spade and bullet connectors just weren't meant for important things and definitely weren't meant for the muck and dust you guys put your Jeeps through.

This connector is from weatherpack.com and it is a Metri-Pack connector. Metri-Packs are a little more complicated and can be more expensive than weatherpack connectors, but this 480-series connector is good for up to 42 amps, which means it works great for electric fans. No more resistance going up as the connector gets dirty, these are just as dust and water resistant as the weatherpacks are. There can be a minimum order, but a simple Internet search can turn up other places to get these.

Well, I've found a couple of better ways to make your connections. Don't be like my high school sweetheart, make connections that will last.

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White Productions
Westlake, OH 44145
440-871-0800
http://www.weatherpack.com

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