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I recently got new doors for my self serve bays from GinSan and I noticed they used these permanent clear wire nuts that once they are crimped there is no way of removing them and reattaching the wires, so I ordered all new WAGO 221 connectors as seen in the 2nd picture below, why don't manufacturers use WAGO's I know WashWorld does now because it just makes wire connections so much easier to maintain and install. WAGO also makes a TON of other wire connecting devices to simplify electrical jobs.


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I'm sure it's mostly one of those "That's just how we've always done it" attitudes. I just love cutting apart that 3/4" thick bundle of wire on a Coleman combo vac to change the coin acceptor, or better yet work on it after someone's butchered the wiring trying to figure out a problem.
 

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I'm using them and do like them for things I know I'm going to have to change out eventually, like coin mechs,etc. There is no way to make a bad connection with those. Not sure if there will be long term water (corrosion) issues with them, but time will tell.
 

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I recently got new doors for my self serve bays from GinSan and I noticed they used these permanent clear wire nuts that once they are crimped there is no way of removing them and reattaching the wires, so I ordered all new WAGO 221 connectors as seen in the 2nd picture below, why don't manufacturers use WAGO's I know WashWorld does now because it just makes wire connections so much easier to maintain and install. WAGO also makes a TON of other wire connecting devices to simplify electrical jobs.

Geez Steve, I wonder if it could have anything to do with profits. Self-serve car wash equipment is a very competitive market. Would you be willing to pay more for the same equipment with Wago connectors or go with the less expensive closed end butt splice connectors? The closed end butt splice connectors are a hell of a lot less expensive than the Wago connectors.
 

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We have been happy with using the "broad range of wire sizes" WAGOS for over 5 years now. There are vibration proof terminals that can make for more compact wiring. There are like over 30 connections on our Safety Certified PLC Phoenix Contact relays that have those vibration proof space saving terminals as an option. When we improved on some "spin only" high g force extractors is where we needed the special ... albeit expensive PLC programmable relays.

We have found also it is often helpful to crimp on wire ferrules ... especially... for smaller gauge strand wire.
 
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probably putting a little die
We have been happy with using the "broad range of wire sizes" WAGOS for over 5 years now. There are vibration proof terminals that can make for more compact wiring. There are like over 30 connections on our Safety Certified PLC Phoenix Contact relays that have those vibration proof space saving terminals. When we improved on some "spin only" high g force extractors is where we needed the special ... albeit expensive PLC programmable relays.

We have found also it is often helpful to crimp on wire ferrules ... especially... for smaller gauge strand wire.
how about die electric grass
 

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I recently got new doors for my self serve bays from GinSan and I noticed they used these permanent clear wire nuts that once they are crimped there is no way of removing them and reattaching the wires, so I ordered all new WAGO 221 connectors as seen in the 2nd picture below, why don't manufacturers use WAGO's I know WashWorld does now because it just makes wire connections so much easier to maintain and install. WAGO also makes a TON of other wire connecting devices to simplify electrical jobs.


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I love em. What is really cool is leave a position open on the Neutral or -VDC connector and you can clamp one test lead there freeing up your other hand while your probing for voltage on troubleshooting missions! :)
 

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I had my doubts about these until I watched this. The last few seconds says a lot, the wire insulation burns away before the plastic of the connector, and the connection never fails.

 
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