Butt splices are a type of connector that when used properly join two or more wires. How do you use them? First, the stripped wire is inserted into one side of the the butt splice and crimped with the proper tool. This crimp bends the connector around the wire creating a solid connection. Now you have a few choices such as inserting another wire into the other end and repeating the process so that both sides appear uniform. Alternatively, you can crimp the other end of the butt splice to terminate the wire.
Do butt splices connect one wire to another single wire? Yes they do, and they can also connect a single wire to multiple wires. It depends on which style of butt splice you are using and the task at hand. Step-down butt splices are meant to connect a higher gauge wire to a lower gauge wire. They could also be used to connect two or more smaller gauge wires to a single wire.
What types of insulation are available? That varies depending on the style of butt splice you select. Pacer Group’s large inventory of butt splices are offered in heat shrink, nylon and non-insulated. Sometimes selecting the proper butt splice can be a difficult task. Don't worry, we're here to help. Contact a Pacer Group expert today to find the exact style you need.