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#1 rockinarmadillo

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:41 PM

Looking at Dolphin connectors, and it looks like the blue ones (with gel) are slightly cheaper than the white ones (without gel).   The gel gives some extra protection against corrosion, so is there any reason I should not use blue ones for everything?



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Posted 02 July 2018 - 07:05 AM

I can't imagine any reason not to. I used all Elk-9022 gel filled connectors in my system.

 

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 11:20 PM

I also used the Elk gel filled connectors. Four years in and zero issues.

 

Go for the gel filled.



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 08:56 PM

Thanks!   I will go with the gel filled.



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:25 AM

You should know that those connectors are not meant to be crimped completely flat. They have little teeth on the inside that you don't want to crush. The correct crimping tool jaws do not close all of the way as to not crush the connector.  I also highly recommend stripping the wires even though the manufacturer says that it is not necessary.

 

GMP makes a professional tool that can usually be found on Ebay for an affordable price if you wait and watch.

 

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Edited by mikefamig, 07 July 2018 - 10:34 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:27 AM

I just learned that GMP has been acquired by Klein Tool

 

https://www.kleintoo...co-trevose-penn






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