Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by Sluggo » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:51 pm

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German supply sells 10 packs for $3. I was looking at the singles and they are out of stock somehow. Feel kind of lame paying $10 shipping for $3 worth of stuff.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by SlowLane » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm

Sluggo wrote:Like the one in this link. http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/e ... -ND/290327 but the tab at the top needs to be in the middle strip not the top.
Nossir, like this one for 18-14 gauge, or this one for 22-18 gauge, or this one for 16-12 gauge, all of which I cut from the referenced page on Ratwell's site and pasted into Digi-Key's parts search tool. If you check out the engineering drawings on the datasheets for each of them, you'll see the little locking tab you are hoping for.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by Sluggo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:07 am

THANKS!!! :cheers:

They should include that key part in the main pic. Messed up that one of their techs said they don't carry it.

Colin,

Do you really want 50? 14-16 gauge or 10-12? I'm getting both.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by SlowLane » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:16 pm

Sluggo wrote: They should include that key part in the main pic. Messed up that one of their techs said they don't carry it.
Do you know how many bazillion different parts Digi-Key carries? Hardly surprising that their techs don't know it all.

Before you go ahead and order these particular pieces, do a bit of homework, measure the dimensions of the ones you need to replace, and make sure that the ones Ratwell lists are correct for your application. They could be too long or short or too bulky or loose in the intended housing. There are LOTS of different sizes of these puppies.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by Sluggo » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:05 pm

SlowLane wrote:Before you go ahead and order these particular pieces, do a bit of homework, measure the dimensions of the ones you need to replace, and make sure that the ones Ratwell lists are correct for your application. They could be too long or short or too bulky or loose in the intended housing. There are LOTS of different sizes of these puppies.
Already ordered but I checked the dimensions on the spec sheet and these seem to be the ones I need. Thanks for the help.

Colin, If you need em I can order more.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:46 am

Sluggo wrote:
SlowLane wrote:Before you go ahead and order these particular pieces, do a bit of homework, measure the dimensions of the ones you need to replace, and make sure that the ones Ratwell lists are correct for your application. They could be too long or short or too bulky or loose in the intended housing. There are LOTS of different sizes of these puppies.
Already ordered but I checked the dimensions on the spec sheet and these seem to be the ones I need. Thanks for the help.

Colin, If you need em I can order more.
Thank you. I will raid your supply before I raid psucamper's supply.
Fuel injection terminals, they sound useful too for some of these ratty harnesses I am running into.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by SlowLane » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:38 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Fuel injection terminals, they sound useful too for some of these ratty harnesses I am running into.
Then you might also find this little tool handy, if you don't already have one. I'm sure it must work much better than the jeweller's screwdriver I usually jam in there.
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Re: Where can I find wire disconnects with a tab?

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:13 pm

SlowLane wrote:
Amskeptic wrote: Fuel injection terminals, they sound useful too for some of these ratty harnesses I am running into.
Then you might also find this little tool handy, if you don't already have one. I'm sure it must work much better than the jeweller's screwdriver I usually jam in there.
I made one out of a pen shirt pocket clip. Now . . . where is it?
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