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National Standard Parts,
National Standard Parts,
National Standard Parts Associates, Inc (NSPA) recognized early on that electrical failures were major problems in the industry and that wire corrosion and wire pull-out were the two main causes of electrical failures. The Sealed Electrical System™ (SES) is the solution to this multi-billion dollar problem. NSPA started assembling our first crimp-style heat shrink connectors in the early 1980’s. Today we are one of the leading manufacturers of sealed, heat shrink connectors and terminals. After 30 years, our motto has stayed the same, “Do It Once, Do It Right!” NSPA is a family owned business that still operates today using traditional values and understands the importance of honesty, integrity, and building strategic alliances with its customers.· (From NSPA)
A particular series of specified
diameters and thicknesses established as a standard in the United States and
used for nonferrous sheets, rods, and wires. Also used in designating the
Ie: Applicable Specifications: MIL-1-23053/,
Class 1; AMS 3634; UL File E-157227
When you see this notation
it means it is classified for military use. I may also cross over to aviation
use. Usually well made high standard.
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Intelligent device recognition maximizes charge rate for phones, tablets or other mobile devices Charges at the speed required by specific devices. Internal filtering for reduced electronic interference Over temperature protection. Conformal coated…
proliferation of USB powered and connected devices, these USB power point and
connecting devices are just the thing to add more capability to your current
car, boat, RV or what have you. Designed
to fit in current socket styles, installation
will be a breeze. The round options work well where you don’t have a pre-made
socket. Just drill a hole!
General Technologies Corp – Engine Ignition Analyzers.
Manufacturers of diagnostic and test equipment for use in all types of vehicles. These product range includes: digital tachometers, laser tachometers, ignition testers and analyzers, DC wiring faultfinders, multimeters, high and low current clamp meters, cordless circuit testers, infrared thermometers, oxygen sensor testers and simulators.
The GTC505 Engine Ignition Analyzer is a handheld instrument designed from the ground up for the diagnosis and performance measurement of all types of spark ignition systems, from conventional to the newest Coil on Plug- in use.
Capable of displaying
and measuring the following in real time: secondary ignition waveform, primary
coil current ramp time, dwell time, spark burn time and RPM. It also provides
two innovative and unique display formats used to compare measurements between
cylinders, and to look at data for hundreds of spark events over time in order
to detect intermittent problems, misfires and other performance issues which
are very difficult to detect using conventional scopes.
This hand held device is powered by a rechargeable lithium battery, which provides up to 8 hours of battery life and uses a fast response 3.5″ color TFT display with a bright backlight and wide viewing angle.
Display waveforms in real time
Detect and display dwell angle (in high voltage sparkplug-wire systems), and ramp time (for COP systems)
Graph burn time, spark plug voltage, dwell/ramp time, and RPM for each spark, allowing for detection of misfires
Compare readings between cylinders with a “candlestick” graph that displays maximum, minimum, and average readings for each cylinder
Display everything on a 3.5″ color TFT LCD screen
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery provide 6+ hours of working time
Pass the rigorous “MIL-STD-810” drop test
Multiple sensors and hook-up optionsAll specially designed for use with the GTC505
2 m (74”) shielded coaxial cable with BNC and sensor connector
30 cm (12”) shielded flexible goosneck with BNC and sensor connector
Cable and flexible gooseneck can be use with any sensor
Electrically shielded clip-on and spark plug wire sensors fit up to 8 mm diameter wires
Active coil on plug (COP) sensor for optimal signal detection and rejection of interferance from other ignition modules
Automatic detection and configuration of the sensors
Spark (peak) voltage
Spark burn (firing) time
Ignition primary current ramp time (COP mode)
Dwell time (spark plug wire)
Display: 3.5″ Color TFT (320×240 pixels)
Ignition system compatibility: magneto, conventional distributor, waste spark (DIS), coil near plug, coil on plug, etc.
Engine cycle: 2, 4 and waste spark (DIS)
Probe: 12″ (30 cm) 30 cm (12”) long coaxial gooseneck with BNC and sensor connector
Extension cable: 2 m (74”) (30 cm) coaxial cable with BNC and sensor connector
Coil on plug sensor: Active type, 14 mm x 52 mm
Spark plug wire sensor: Shieldedcapacitive type, 35x13x13 mm, with 8.5 mm opening
Input USB-micro connector: 5.0 volt, 500 mA maximum
Clip-on spark plug wire sensor: Shielded capacitive type, 24×75 mm, with 8.5 mm opening
Internal Power Source: 1500 mA/h rechargeable LiFePO4 battery
Battery life: 6+ hours of working time when starting with a fully charged battery
Power Saving: Auto power off
Physical dimensions : 6.5″(H) x 4.9″(W) x 1.4″(D)or 165 mm x 124 mm x 36 mm (without probe or cable)
CM100 1 mA to 100 Amps AC/DC Low Current Clamp Meter
The CM100 low current clamp meter is designed to accurately measure current, current leaks (parasitic draws down to 1mA) and electrical loads from 1mA to 100 amp AC/DC and voltages from 0 to 600 AC/DC. The CM100 low current clamp meter is designed to accurately measure current, current leaks (parasitic draws down to 1mA) and electrical loads from 1mA to 100 amp AC/DC and voltages from 0 to 600 AC/DC.
CM600 600 Amps AC/DC Current Clamp Meter With its auto-range and high sensitivity, the CM600 current clamp meter allows the measurement of AC/DC currents with a resolution down to 0.1 A, and up to a maximum of 600A, making it ideal for testing all kinds of loads
DC Current Equipped with auto-range and high current measurement capability, the CM1000 current clamp meter allows the measurement of AC/DC currents with a resolution down to 0.1 A, and up to a maximum of 1000A, making it ideal for testing…
CT8017 3 3⁄4 Digits Auto range Multimeter Main Features Full auto range features Large 33⁄4 digit display with 40 segment analog bar graph AC/DC Voltage measurement up to 600 Volt AC/DC Current up to 10 A Resistance measurement up to 32 MOhm Continuity. DC Current Equipped with auto-range and high current measurement capability, the CM1000 current clamp meter allows the measurement of AC/DC currents with a resolution down to 0.1 A, and up to a maximum of 1000A, making it ideal for testing...
Professional Automotive Digital Multimeter Quick and easy to use. The smaller and ergonomic profile compared with previous models makes handling and operation easier and more convenient Single knob selects function.
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These specially designed, plastic encapsulated connectors provide quick and reliable access to the fuse block circuits for testing voltages, currents and for tapping into the power line without damaging the fuse block or wiring in the vehicle.Easy to use. Save time trouble shooting. Quickly move from circuit to circuit.
I started wiring at 16 on old cars I owned. The wiring was a mess on many of them and I had to figure out how to get them running. Doing wiring repairs I would go to the auto parts store and pick up whatever connectors were inexpensive (ie: cheap). After some time and trial and error, I learned a valuable lesson about weatherproof connector quality.
Why Does Using The Right Weatherproof Connector Matter?
As I said; when I started out using crimp connectors I would use just anything that was cheap and that I had the tools for, usually pliers. I would sometimes spend days figuring out the problem and then repair the wiring with the cheap connectors and tools. A few months later especially after going through a rough Colorado winter, I found I had shorts or dead wires in the system and would have to go back over everything again to re-fix the issue. Often times, the issue was at the connector I had used for the repair. The inexpensive crimp connector would have consistently allowed moisture and dirt into the connector and the result would be corrosion and a failed connection. After having this come up several times, I got to thinking there has to be a better way. After checking around with more experienced automotive technicians, I found there was a big difference in the quality of electrical connectors for low voltage, (basically 12 or 24 volts) wiring connectors. Also, there were connectors available that were water / Weatherproof. Of course, they were there all the time I just didn’t think I needed them.
Using Good Weather Proof Connectors Makes Sense
My problem was that in using inexpensive, poorly made connectors or not using the correct connector for the job, I wasn’t thinking long term. I hadn’t given much thought to corrosion and how it would affect the wiring system over time. Usually a surprisingly short time. Also such as in the case of trailer wiring, there were areas where the wiring was exposed to dirt and water. Not good for wiring or connectors! If you ever had to fix trailer wiring in the middle of the night in a snowstorm in the mountains because you had no lights, you know what I mean.
Most of the inexpensive connectors made poor connections and had very little in the way of insulation or a way to keep dirt and moisture out. After a short time, water and dirt would get inside and corrosion would result, creating a dead connection or short. Even if you wrap them in electrical tape, as I often did, the tape would come apart not holding up against the weather and eventually the connection would fail. Failure to choose connectors that weren’t meant to be exposed to the elements is asking for trouble.
Solution: Choosing The Right Connector.
There are many connector types and brands to choose from. The first thing to consider is where will the connector be used? Will it be exposed to the elements, in a dirty or greasy environment, How about heat? Some of the connectors pictured in the first two illustrations would be fine in a dry environment away for contaminants, but to have a quality long lasting weather, grease, dirt proof connection, I would recommend using something like the connectors in the third picture. My favorite for general use, NSPA Krimpa seal ® heat shrink waterproof, weatherproof connectors, shown below.
These wire connectors are either crimped on the wire or the connector itself is closed on the wire(scotchlok) Great for general purpose in dry conditions where corrosion is not a consideration.
scotchlok connectors 3M Nylon
NSPS Krimpa-seal Waterproof Connectors For a weatherproof seal just Crimp the terminal, then apply heat.
These are very special connectors and in my view are the best for strong reliable weatherproof connections. They have several great features.(see photos) They are both crimped and soldered. In other words, you insert the wires, crimp them with a good crimp tool, then heat them to melt the solder and heat shrink the insulation around them. At the same time, adhesive seals the ends making a strong bond that will not pull apart. This will not allow water or dirt into the connection. That results in a dependable weatherproof connection that will last.
Oh yes, there is another great feature.
There is a clear window in the connector insulation. You can see that the wires are properly inserted, crimped and solder sealed. A window allows certainty wires are in the connector before you actually crimp or heat seal the connection.
A truly environmentally sealed connector.
There are of course many connectors to choose from
There are as many connector types as there are applications. Theelectricaldepot.com stocks connectors for all your needs. In the next post we will go over some of these and their uses
At The Electrical Depot we proudly provide customers quality products at competitive prices. Below are some of our top selling products that customers continuously purchase.
Deutsch DT connectors remain at the top of list for connectors sold on a regular basis. Deutsch provides a variety of connector options that allow our customers to find a solution to all of their electrical connection requirements.
DEUTSCH CONNECTORS are for use in electrical systems where moisture, salt spray, dirt or dust could potentially damage electrical connections or systems.
AUTOMOTIVE, MARINE, OFF ROAD, AGRICULTURE, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, RENTAL EQUIPMENT
TheElectricalDepot.com offers custom made Deutsch assortment kits. Simply email us at Info@TheElectricalDepot.com; and let us know what kind of connectors and quantities you would like in a kit, i.e. DT, DTM, DTP, different combinations or an assortment of terminals and removal tools. Once your custom kit is built we will send you a final quote for approval.
NSPA has been part of our business from day one. We supply NSPA waterproof heat shrink connectors to customers everyday. Manufactured and designed in the USA, these connectors stand up to the toughest conditions thrown their way.
For a waterproof / weatherproof connection, just crimp the terminals and apply heat on both ends. These connectors use a multiple wall polyolefin tubing with meltable, integral inner wall. Applicable Specifications: MIL-1-23053/, Class 1; AMS 3634; UL File E-157227
After purchasing connectors, deciding on the proper crimp tool can be a difficult task. Prices can vary, as well as the quality. For Deutsch connectors we recommend two different options (both of which we’ve provided tutorials on how to use them, please view previous blog posts). For a high quality crimp tool, that will likely last you a life time, Deutsch offers an HDT-4800 crimp tool.
Crimps Solid Pin & Socket Contacts
For use with 12 to 24 AWG
Contact Sizes: 12 to 20 solid pins & sockets
Ratchet mechanism ensures proper termination
Genuine Deutsch Tool
The second tool we recommend, which is very popular for jobs that require minimal daily use, or for home projects that will provide reliability at an affordable price, is the Paladin selection. We offer two tools, depending on the gauge size you’ll be crimping. The Paladin 1461 is an economic tool that provides precise crimping on wire gauges 20-12
Crimp D-Subminiature closed-barrel contacts
For use with AWG 20-12 (0.50-4.0 mm2) D-sub contacts
When crimping terminals, Pressmaster (KSA-0760) offers one of the best tools for sale. This tool is ratcheted so you will never “over-crimp” your terminal.
Advanced design requires 25% less handle force
Long life span
Versatile and easy to customize for right hand or left hand users
Accepts all K-frame die sets
Precise eccentric adjustment
Full cuycle crimp mechanism to ensure consistent, reliable crimp
Length: 256 mm / 10.08″
Width: 22 mm / 0.87″
Wire Size: 0.75-6 mm2 / AWG 22 – AWG 10
Life span, cycles: 50,000
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The Deutsch HDT-48-00 is a top of the line crimping tool when it comes to crimping Deutsch terminals. This world class tool offers precision crimps each and every time. With the ratchet style handle, this tool will never allow you to over or under crimp your connections.