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    Posted: 03/07/2011 at 10:06pm
Man I found a great place to buy in some bulk those weatherproof delphi connectors you see on the EZACDC harnesses. I looked everywhere for the best prices and found it on ebay here. I also got the extractor tool as well but I wanted to be able to make my own connections and be just as good as those things were.
 
 
EZACDC doesn't sell those connectors separately but at $2.25 for one of these packs, that isn't bad. Now don't let the shipping fool you, I emailed him about the descrepancy in shipping and got a much better rate (I bought 20 packs and shipping was less than $8 and that included the tool as well). If you're wanting to get creative, you can get just single plugs or triple plugs up to 4 waysSo you could with one of those double throw/double pole switches from EZACDC - flick the switch up for say white light and down for red light (that's what I'm doing with some of Back to Boating white/red combo led's).
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Nice find. We were looking for one similar to that for a boat alternator the other day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/07/2011 at 10:56pm
Thanks for the info Charles!  I have been looking for these for a long time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/07/2011 at 11:03pm
Thanks WCD. I can do a much nicer job wiring my boat with this option than paying for the overpriced harness from EZACDC that would leave me with a pile of extra wire bundled up under the dash or under the boat.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/07/2011 at 11:04pm
You and me both, think I've been searching for the right source ever since EZACDC started using them. I've priced the pieces separately and it comes to almost $8 per connector from some of these manufacturers and I sure wasn't gonna go that far. Now what am I to do with almost 100 of those 9 pin shells and pins I bought 2 years ago of the old non-weatherproof kind. Question
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put'em on ebay, you'd be surprised.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/08/2011 at 12:05am
Probably, since that's where I got em from LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/08/2011 at 9:03am
This topic sounds like a good one for the Tips & Tricks forum to me. What do you think Charles?
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/08/2011 at 10:36am
Probably so - I'll get it done latter today
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12/23/2011 at 3:53pm
Since someone asked about a moler extraction tool, thought I'd update this post and include some links for the Delphi (aka weatherpack) and the Molex. There's a good weatherpack extraction kit that includes a couple of pick tools as well here and if you want 6pin delphi connectors its there too. I also found some very nice BULKHEAD connectors on ebay, which would come in handy on some of your more advanced wiring projects. Here's the extraction tool I got for the delphi connectors (which should also work on Molex as well) but I wouldn't pay for the shipping cost, as it doesn't cost but $1.30 in a bubble pack to ship, so get it with connectors unless you just gotta have it (go to Radio Shack and get it, probably cheaper). If you want the Radio Shack tool its #274-223 and its $7.29 + tax (at time of writing), but they should have other extractor/insertors as well. I've got one of the older ones from my Information Technology days and it has a tool on each end, one sleeve larger than the other end (different size pins) and it was CHEAP (probably 3 bucks when I got it) used on D-Subs, yeah, here it is (not quite the same as mine) but my delphi tool is MUCH stronger and better suited for the job.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08/08/2012 at 12:50am

Thought I'd show you guys the tool that's PERFECT for making excellent crimps on these Delphi connector pins and the waterproof seal all in one easy step. This is the tool you need if you're going to be doing a perfect crimp on several pins. Takes me about 5 minutes with a regular crimper and needle nose pliers, and even then I get a problem crimp about 1 out of every 8 crimps I do even if I'm careful. With this tool Packard GM12014254 Ratchet WeatherPack Weather Pack Crimping Tool, I get it done in about 50 seconds. Once I get enough practice, I should be able to do it in 30 or less seconds per pin. (easier than butt connectors). You can add a drop of solder at the end of the wire to seal it to the pin if you so desire, but you don't want much as then the pin will have a hard time seating in the connector shell.

 
 
 
As you can see in the pic above, this crimps the weatherproof seal and crimps the wire into the pin in one operation - for whatever common wire size you have (and pins to match)
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