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Making a Waterproof Connection with Butt Connectors


     This process applies to connecting flex strip to flex strip, control cable to flex strip, or control cable to control cable. For example’s sake, the following instructions will be demonstrating the connection between control cable and RGB flex strip. This process is the same for single color strips, however there will only be two wires (red and black).

     When using a three-wire butt connector, the process is the same. The three-wire butt connector is used when two or three wires need to be connected. The two or three wires must be fully inserted into the butt connector before crimping. See example picture below.


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Step #1: Strip the control cable sheath back approximately 2”. You will have four smaller wires.
 

Control Cable  Strip sheath of control cable Stripped control cable


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Step #2: Cut off the stripped ends of the wire on the flex strip. Peel apart the wires an inch back.
 

RGB flexible LED strip with wire on ends  Wire ends of an RGB flexible LED Strip or roll Cut off the stripped ends of the wire
Stripped ends cut off  Separate wires  


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Step #3: Insert both black wires the entire way into the butt con-nector (one from control cable, one from flex strip).
 

 Insert wires into Butt connector  Wires in Butt connector Connecting three wires in a butt connector


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Step #4: With wires fully inserted, crimp the butt connector with Channel-Lock or Robo-Grip pliers.
 

Crimp butt connector

Crimp butt connector all the way down

Crimped butt connector all the way down


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Step #5: Repeat the process for the following colors:
     ~~Red-Red
     ~~Green-Green
     ~~Blue-White if using our control cable (Blue-Blue if connecting strip to strip)
 

Butt Connector with blue and white wires

Butt connectors connecting control cable to wires on the end of RGB flexible LED Strip

Butt connectors connecting control cable to wires on the end of RGB flexible LED Strip

 


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