Wago lever nuts

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  1. Biggershaft96

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    so I found these and according to google they can take 32a at 420v. I don’t know much about electrical so I was wondering if they could take a higher amp at 12v or if the amp rating remains the same.

    I’m buying fog lights, a light bar for behind the grille and a set of led pods for the rear bumper. Ideally I’d like to run a single 12 gauge wire to one of these and send 3 16 gauge wires to relays to power the lights. I just don’t know if one of these will be able to handle current.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01N0LRTXZ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_9?smid=AO9N0B7PPXTIQ&psc=1
     
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    Those are for high voltage AC in a stationary position.

    With 12v DC you'd be opening a big can of worms down the road (literally). Kind of the same thing as using household wire nuts on a car stereo, it can and has been done but definitely not the right application and will vibrate loose with bumps
     
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    They won't take as high an amperage rating at 12 volt, but I've used them before with positive results. Mostly for hooking up stuff temporarily, or in a place where there will be no moisture.
     
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    thanks for the feedback guys. ill steer clear of them then. i just was curious if they would be a good fit for what i need done. ill probably just do the ole relibale solder and shrink wrap.
     
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    When I want SECURE connections, I use a crimp, then solder, covered with heat shrink tubing that has hot-melt adhesive inside.

    I get copper-ring crimp splices at NAPA.

    Appears to me to be more non-weatherproof crap suitable for interior use--never exposed to weather or road splash. Am I wrong?
     
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    eh, thats a tad overkill for my taste. i solder in a set of helping hands and have never had an issue after shrink wrap and braided loom
     
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    Yup. Too much is just enough. I don't use the crimp except when I know it's a repair I never want to do again later.

    Heat-shrink with adhesive is becoming more common.

    "Helping hands"???
     
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    Thanks for that. I thought you were soldering "helping hands" onto the wires. You're using the "Helping hands" to hold the wires while you solder them
     

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