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Butt connectors

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Hi,
Have used these from time to time on vehicle wiring but never thought of using on domestic/household cables ie up to about 5amp.
Has anyone used them around the house?
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I was a bit wary about looking at this post. :lol:
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Have you heard of the Darwin Awards? 
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No
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Oldiebut goodie wrote: 15 Mar 2021, 20:18 I was a bit wary about looking at this post. :lol:
Hi, Why? Do you have your doubts?
Who hasn't twisted some wires together and then taped up with no probs.
Thinking about 13amp/240volt terminal blocks they are just a piece of brass with cable inserted each end and covered in plastic insulation so why not butt connectors?
 
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You must have led a very sheltered life!

Anyway, assuming that you mean wiring butt connectors after reading the post - no I have never, ever, twisted mains cables together and covered with insulating tape.
Depends upon the splice as a lot that I have seen offered are rated for 12v / 24v use only but you can get suitably rated ones for mains use ( using the correct crimp tool) if you search like:

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Oldiebut goodie wrote: 16 Mar 2021, 16:49 You must have led a very sheltered life!

Hiya,
Do not understand the above but no matter.
Lost count of the number of sites that I visited [supervisory] over the years, from housing to power stations, where the electricians had rigged a temp supply by twisting wires together usually with no insulation to solve a problem. Not in the 'book' and not HSE compliant but solves a problem temporarily.
My suggestion was only for small stuff, I tried it on a glue gun and it is fine.
I thought maybe there were 240v connectors around, as you show, but I don't have a need for them whereas I do have a supply of the 12v ones for the VW.

 
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Ahh you mean 'through crimps', I thought you meant the plug in circular 12v female and male connectors

'Bullet' connectors?
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On house mains wiring I would use Wago connectors ro classic terminal blocks to lenghten wires.
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I too thought you meant bullet and butt connectors. Ok for low powered speakers, but not serious power, 12 or 240 volt. 
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