Originally Posted by samuelkwest
Hopefully this thread is still considered to be a living document... Even though the last post was a year ago.
I thought that someone here might have some insight on my question. Has anyone, when making a split wire, used those little mechanical splicers... like these: https://www.amazon.com/WATERS-GOOD-C...51&s=hi&sr=1-1
This could be covered in shrink wrap to improve stability and appearance (and secure the sleeve material.) Such a splice would not only be a lot quicker, but perhaps more consistent. Certainly, it would also be a lot easier to guarantee proper length.
I don't really like the look of such splicers. Maybe you could get pure transparent ones, those might look okay. Still, they are a bit bulky.
Shrink big enough to cover those connectors would not shrink small enough to hold the sleeving. You would need to glue the ends of the sleeving near the splicer, makes it tricky to get the maximum stretch. I would leave them without shrink.
It uses copper blades to transfer the power - so one of the wires must be left intact and you can't sleeve it whole unless the whole sleeve fits inside the splicer and the blades are able to cut through PET sleeving. Also, with such blades it's important to have exactly the right diameter of wire otherwise it can have either poor contact or cut the strands.
Are you looking to splice two wires? Or more? Are you looking to avoid soldering?