Push-in connectors are very handy when comes to connecting two or more lines together. It saves a lot of time and messiness that comes with connecting a wire in the normal way. On top of that, it is also a reusable gadget. So you can change the wires as necessary and use the same connector.
Injecting and Removing Wire from Connector
There are a few types of connectors you can find in the market. The simplest type of connector is the ideal push-in connector with a transparent top. Other than that, there are also pin-type push-in connectors that are slightly different from the ideal ones.
Ideal Push in Connector | Inserting and Removing
As we have said before, this connector has a plastic body with the top being a transparent one. It is because of the transparency you can easily check if the wire you have plugged in is connected properly or not.
Depending on the power and voltage it needs to pass, there are different color coded ones you can find. Also, you can find three, four, or six pin connectors depending on how many wires you may need to insert.
Inserting a Wire
Inserting the wire in is very easy. First, take the wire and strip the outer layer. You can use normal pliers or a wire stripper if have that. The advantage of using a wire stripper is you can strip all the wires at the same time at the same size. With pliers, you need to do one wire at a time.
You need to strip off about half an inch of the wire. Then push the wire inside the connector through the hole in the bottom.
Removing a Wire
For removing the wire from the connector, just twist and pull at the same time. The connection is pretty tight so it will take a bit of force. But as long as you twist and pull with enough force it will come off without much struggle.
You can reuse the connector but don’t reuse the wires. The connector is made to be reused. But the wire can get damaged inside the connector or while you take it out. So it is better to cut off the wire head and make a completely new connection if you need to connect the same wire with something else.
Checking the Connection
Of course, you can visually check the connection because of the transparent top. But sometimes the connector may be damaged or even after pushing in properly, it won’t get a connection.
So, to check the connection there is a hole on top of the wire holes. You can put your tester through this hole to find out if the connection has power or not.
Pin Type Push-in Connectors
There are a few types of pin-type push connectors. But they all functions very similarly. We’ll go through a few for how to remove and then connect them back.
For these types of pin connectors, you have to check the head of the connector. There you will find a triangle shape pin. Push the pin down with a screwdriver or razor blade and pull the wire out. That’s how you remove the connecting wire. To insert it again, just push the wire inside the head until it clicks in place.
Another type of pin you can find in these servo cables. Here you have to do almost the same thing. Here, instead of pushing on the triangle shape, you have to lift the pin that is holding the wire. Since this pin is very small, you need to use a razor blade corner.
Lifting the pin will release the wire and you can pull it out. To put it back in, you just have to push the wire into the connector until it clicks in place.
Push in connector gives a lot of freedom in connecting different wires easily. Not only that it is easy to do and keeps all the wires neat in one place. You can also get the wire box and house all the wires and connectors inside that to keep all the wires tidy inside it.