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these connectors are cool (or) what size of wires used in the Versys

Hello,

I planing some electrical projects to do before this coming riding season and I'm planing to use these :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-ELECTRI...item4ab43ed085
as the splicing element (the t-type obviously).

but I'm not sure which size do I need. the circuits I'm planing to tap into are : Brake light, back running light, turn signal and maybe the front daytime running light.

anyone knows which AWG \ mm size are those wires ? would be a great help
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Hello,

I planing some electrical projects to do before this coming riding season and I'm planing to use these :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pcs-ELECTRI...item4ab43ed085
as the splicing element (the t-type obviously).

but I'm not sure which size do I need. the circuits I'm planing to tap into are : Brake light, back running light, turn signal and maybe the front daytime running light.
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anyone knows which AWG \ mm size are those wires ? would be a great help
I have used the posilock and positap connectors for my last couple of bike wiring projects and they work very well. Most of those wires you mentioned are 18 gauge.
www.posi-lock.com

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V-coaster - thanks that exactly the information I needed. I didn't want to strip the wires to find what size they were.

Thank you.
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I heard that Positaps are great but they're really not cheap and hard to come by over here in Israel.

I've ordered the T-5 from the above product and it appears to be very well made and high quality.

I'll share the actual functionality when I receive the correct size.

(I've misread the size chart)
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As an electrician, I've used similar type connectors for splices. I'm not sure of how good these are, but the ones that I have used, I don't totally trust. There are barbs inside the connector that when shut, push thru the insulation of the wire to the copper wire inside. I have seen these barbs roll to the side of the wire and not make a good contact with the copper wire. I always squeeze the connector with channel locks to make sure. They are quick and you don 't need to cut the wire. This would be the up side.
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I have used the posilock and positap connectors for my last couple of bike wiring projects and they work very well. Most of those wires you mentioned are 18 gauge.
www.posi-lock.com
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I solder all connections meant to be permanent.

Those don't apear to be sealed so they leave the contact open to the elements and will eventually corrode enough to add resistance and potentially melt or cause fire if the connection doesn't outright fail.
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My favorite tap in connector I've used is Posi-Tap
http://www.posi-lock.com/
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Another thumbs up for posi products
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I used these to wire admore lights on my givi saddle bags to my brake and running lights. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=12515225
They were easy to install and haven't caused any problems yet, although it's been only a year. I picked them up for a few cents each at my local Radioshack.
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I used these to wire admore lights on my givi saddle bags to my brake and running lights. http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=12515225
They were easy to install and haven't caused any problems yet, although it's been only a year. I picked them up for a few cents each at my local Radioshack.
Yeah used them for years, they are crap, sometimes they work sometimes they don't.
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