SAE 2 Pin

SAE 2 Pin Connector Pigtails

by on Mar.26, 2015, under Availability

What is an SAE 2 Pin  “connector pigtail”, and how can it be used?

A “connector pigtail” is a connector with a “pigtail” of cord, or leads…

A “connector pigtail” facilitates the replacement of a worn or otherwise faulty connector…

By cutting the existing cord or leads appropriately, the new connector assembly can be connected to the loose ends left by the cut.

Best Practice warrants soldering the conductor connections and the application of heat shrink tubing to re-establish insulation and protection.

Care must be taken to identify the Polarity prior to cutting, as well as making the circuit safe by parting connectors or pulling a fuse.

The Polarity of the Connector is specific: Hot (+) Positive leading to either the Protected “Female” Socket side of the connector or the Exposed Male” Pin side (either being the case with an SAE 2 Pin connector).  Specific insulation color may be indicative – for example, red indicating “Hot (+) Positive”.

Another important aspect is matching the wire gauge.  Existing fuse protection is based on protecting the existing wire gauge.  Slightly heavier would be OK, but smaller would not.

Wire Stripper Tool

Wire Stripper Tool

 

Vise Setup for Soldering Wires

Vise Setup for Soldering Wires

Soldering Torch, Solder, Setup

Soldering Torch, Solder, Setup

Re-insulation with Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Re-insulation with Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Finished Product with Soldered Joint Re-insulated

Finished Product with Soldered Joint Re-insulated

Beyond repairing an existing circuit, Connector Pigtails can also be used to establish a “disconnect point”, when building a circuit.

What is sometimes called a “Connector Whip”, might also prove useful.  This is a Connector assembly with a longer cord or leads – say 5′ (vs the 6″ or 12″ known as “Pigtails”).

Changing Connector assemblies provides the opportunity for upgrading.  We make available more durable configurations employing greater reinforcement for strain relief.  This adds the benefit of being easier to manipulate (connect & disconnect), as well.

As a result of frequent connection & disconnection, the conductors often become brittle and break within their insulation – thus interrupting electrical continuity.  Configurations with added strain relief (reinforcement at the back end of the connector) tend to last longer when frequently coupled & uncoupled.

Connectors “mass produced” offshore and sold at discount automotive stores, generally lack such attributes.  High Quality is immediately evident upon inspection of Connectors manufactured here in the United States to meet real world conditions and service.

We are committed to making an assortment of SAE 2 Pin Connector configurations available with wide range of conductor gauges – manufactured here in the USA, and at reasonable prices.

We do carry a mass produced SAE 2 Pin connector assembly (manufactured offshore) for appropriate application.  Our Customers are therefore able to quickly see by visual comparison, the clear differences in Quality.

To view our full Product Line – Please visit our Solar Capitalist LLC ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

For Commercial Quantity purchases – Please Call Us at 302-562-1706 or email Us at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

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