Posi-Tap connectors allow the connection of an additional 4 wires to an existing live wire, without the need to cut, splice or damage the integrity of the existing wire. The Posi-Tap connector is a fully insulated nylon casing that requires no crimping and only needs hand tightening. Even better - it is completely reusable.
Once you have tried using Posi-Tap, you will never use a Scotchlok or Snap Lock connector again!
This is one of the main advantages with Posi-Tap - the host wire is largely untouched by the Posi-Tap connector. The connector casing sits either side of the host wire and then a small single point penetrates the host insulation in order to touch the host wire. This means that no strands of the host wire are severed and hence there should be no impact on the electrical integrity of the host wire. Upon removal of the Posi-Tap all you can see is a small pin prick in the host wire insulation, which can be left as is or covered with insulation tape to be doubly sure
Q & A
Does a Posi-Tap connector damage the integrity of the host wire?
Are they really reusable?
Yes - the connectors can be used time and time again. The fact that they only need finger tightening means there is no damage to the connector and no hinges or clamps to work loose
What size do I need?
The connectors come in different sizes, however, the size is a guideline and I have found that actually you can use bigger or smaller wires than specified and still get a reasonable fit. Obviously its best to use the right size for the job, but it's also good to know that you can make do if you have the odd connector lying around unused
Are Posi-Tite really water-tight?
While there is no guarantee, they have been designed to meet the needs of the marine industry and function while fully submerged. The two compression seals keep the water out, while the thread seal keeps the wires safe. They meet and exceed the US requirement SAE/USCAR-2 5.6.5 submersion test. However, if you don't fit them properly then this will impact their ability to repel water.
What size cables will they fit?
This connector will attach to 1mm2 - 3mm2 cable gauge (#17AWG- #14AWG)