What Is Heat Shrink?

Posted by Kelsey on Jan 1, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Everything You Need to Know About Heat Shrink

In the electrical supply world, heat shrink seems to be everywhere! By the name we can tell there is probably something with heat as well as with becoming smaller in size. Besides that, where do you find heat shrink material? What does it actually do? Why should I even use it? Del City is here to answer these questions and more in order to make sure to add some brightness to your arsenal of knowledge. 

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Topics: How To, Resources, Product Feature, Terminals

How To Use Butt Connectors

Posted by Nicole on Jun 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Knowing how to efficiently and effectively install a butt connector can help make most any vehicle or electrical application or project that much easier. With a few simple steps, you can make your desired electrical connection with ease. All you need are a few simple tools, including:

  1. Wire
  2. Butt Connector(s)
  3. Wire Strippers
  4. Crimping Tool
  5. Heating Tool
  6. Shrink Tubing (Optional)

Review our How To Use Butt Connectors guide below for a step-by-step guide

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Topics: How To, Resources, Automotive, Truck/Trailer, Industrial, Specialty Vehicles, Terminals

How to Use Cool Seal Butt Connectors

Posted by Lauren on Apr 28, 2016 3:52:00 PM

Need a fast and easy solution for wiring up your install? Get the job done in a fraction of the time in two simple steps with cool seal butt connectors. No heat or specialty tools required! The secret is in the anaerobic sealant technology.

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Topics: How To, Automotive, Industrial, Specialty Vehicles, Agricultural, Terminals

Get a Stronger Electrical Connection: Lead-Free Solder Terminals & Connectors

Posted by George on Jan 4, 2016 7:01:00 AM

If you could find a stronger, easier to install terminal for your 12V electrical wiring projects, you’d use it, right?  What if it were also the only lead-free RoHS compliant option available?  Slam dunk?

Del City is excited to announce that we now have that solution!  Our new and improved Lead-Free Solder Terminals and Connectors offer lower melt temperatures (138°C vs 145°C), greater tensile strength, and a cleaner installation.  AND the lead-free solder includes no hazardous materials, making it fully RoHS compliant.  This innovative addition

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product, Agricultural, Terminals

Choosing the Right Heat Shrink

Posted by Steve on Dec 28, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Del City offers a wide selection of heat shrink to ensure your wire and connections are protected from dirt, moisture, and corrosion. Heat Shrink is commonly used in applications where the connection is exposed to corrosive environments such as battery connections, marine panels, and trailer wiring. The heat shrink allows for the connection to be “sealed” off from salt water, road spray and debris, as well as dust and dirt.Want more details on the benefits and details of heat shrink material? Check out our post "What Is Heat Shrink?" here!

Choosing the Right Type

The most basic choice is a 2:1 single wall shrink tube. It is a good all around, general purpose product and is available on rolls as well as 4’ sticks. This style of heat shrink is most often used in general purpose applications particularly where the connection is not exposed to a lot of contaminants. In addition, this product is a UL recognized component.

The most popular option is

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Industrial, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, Product Feature, Agricultural, Terminals

Better Ring Terminals

Posted by Jennifer on Dec 21, 2015 3:56:00 PM

I’m pleased to introduce a selection of new ring terminals with an updated design for improved installation and performance. Available in non-insulated and heat shrink insulated, these long neck ring terminals feature a longer neck and 45° barrels. 

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Topics: Automotive, Marine, Truck/Trailer, Specialty Vehicles, New Product, Terminals

Benefits of Lead-Free Terminals

Posted by Lauren on Nov 30, 2015 10:25:33 AM

For years Del City has offered different electrical terminals: from standard butt connectors and ring terminals, to step-down butt connectors and flag terminals, and just about everything in between. Now, something new has entered the industry, and Del City is one of the first to have it.

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Topics: Automotive, Del City News, New Product, Product Feature, Terminals


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