Butt connector or "B" wire connector?

For 2 or 3 wire termination I really like those butt connectors and my LV pro friend swears by them. I think they make a more positive and 'sure' connection. The only thing is they are for solid wire. They may make them for stranded, but I've never seen them. Beenies work well for either type of wire too, but I have had some where the connection was loose and had to be redone.
 
I use both, but I prefer the ScotchLok connectors as you don't have to strip the wire and they are quick. On the downside, they require a little more space to stuff into.

You can find them on eBay.

Brian
 
You do not have to strip the wire with B connectors either. If you look inside there are points in side that pierce the insularion. The scotch loks only allow you to connect 2 wires together, with the b conns you can connect as many as you can fit into it.
 
What's the issue if you use the butt connectors with stranded wire? I'd never heard they were only for solid wire before... and I used them regularly for my security wiring.
 
What's the issue if you use the butt connectors with stranded wire? I'd never heard they were only for solid wire before... and I used them regularly for my security wiring.

If you strip the ends of the wires then no problem. If you depend on the insulation piercing spikes then the wire strands can shift and the contact with the spikes might not be reliable.
 
Thanks yall. I think i will add both to my inventory, just incase I want to add more than two wires (or three on the 3-holed gel connectors)
 
You do not have to strip the wire with B connectors either. If you look inside there are points in side that pierce the insularion. The scotch loks only allow you to connect 2 wires together, with the b conns you can connect as many as you can fit into it.

That's why I participate in these forums, always learning something new, thanks.

Brian
 
It's solder and shrink tubing for me :) (but I'm old school!)

Heat Shrink tubing is not old school... A layer of rubber tape covered by a layer of friction tape is old school!

But, according to your profile, your 100 years old, I'm 48.

Our definition of "old school" isn't the same! :)

I'm actually older than that but I lied on the form so I could fit in with the "cool" crowd at cocoontech.
 
I am wanting to go ahead and stock up on connectors. Would some of you share your thoughts on the two I have in question?

Here are some samples of the butt and B's. http://www.cmh.net/catalog/product/Telecom...ectors+-+Splice

Pro's and con's?

I have no interest in buying from the link, its just for reference. would rather use a cocoon vendor.

Thanks

ps. I know i want gel filled.

I've been happy with the Bees that Elk sells/distributes.

www.elkproducts.com/products/elk-902-2.htm

Available wherever wapiti are sold.

White Bees with no markings provide a convenient place to label using a Sharpie. Often a splice means something oddball has been done (otherwise it would go to a terminal, right?) and a label/explanation a good idea.

... Marc
 
It's solder and shrink tubing for me :( (but I'm old school!)

Heat Shrink tubing is not old school... A layer of rubber tape covered by a layer of friction tape is old school!

But, according to your profile, your 100 years old, I'm 48.

Our definition of "old school" isn't the same! :)

I'm actually older than that but I lied on the form so I could fit in with the "cool" crowd at cocoontech.

Then you should also get a CocoonTech shirt (plus is has another benefit as a chick magnet)! :)
 
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