First try. Immediately successful. Ha ha. Thanks man.
Best things since sliced bread.I have never used this connector design before and found that it is so much easier than manually applying solder. Used the Wagner HT400 heat gun on a test connection and it uniformly melted the solder, adhesive and tubing. I took it one step further and ran a continuity check with with the joint under water and no increase in resistance at all. Great design.
Where have these been all my life!? It was so easy to splice the wires on my trailer. I used a propane torch being careful to let it heat the shrink wrap and not burn it. The solder ring started to disform a little right after the shrink wrap shrunk. Then it melted. It took a while longer than I expected to harden and I had to hold the wire still while it was cooling down. When it was done, the connection was perfect! Just strip a little, and I mean very little, wire. Push the two wires together from each end letting them overlap in the middle where the solder is. Heat and hold. You are done.
My friend from Navy told me it's what they have used on their ships and it gives me full confidence. Bought a set and tested it at home and it works perfect. No wonder it is used by the military.
It’s a great idea but at 3 for a $1.00 it could increase the cost of a project enormously compared to shrink tube