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Beater
01-11-2010, 08:27 AM
anyone have a source to buy bulk quanitities of crimp on connectors and butt connectors? You know, non-individually wrapped?

I bought a bulk kit once upon and time, and need to refill.

thanks in advance

j

waggoner5
01-11-2010, 08:37 AM
E&G Terminal. 6510 East 49th AVE. Commerce City

jacdaw
01-11-2010, 08:44 AM
JB Saunders in Boulder is my only hit this morning for bulk. I've never seen a website on them. McMaster-Carr has butts and such only in 10 pks, iirc.

SteveH
01-11-2010, 08:51 AM
Home Depot carries 100 packs of various crimp connectors. Might look at Grainger, too.

nedhed
01-11-2010, 09:19 AM
If you want the weather proof ones that are used on modern cars, check these out from Summit. They also have a lot of other types as well.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/Part-Type/Wiring-Connectors/Wire-Connector-Style/Weatherproof/?Ns=Rank|Asc

Jacket
01-11-2010, 10:51 AM
I've had good luck and pricing with Parts Express for bulk electrical stuff (wire, heat shrink, sleeving, connectors)

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=CAT&srchCat=400&CFID=5736484&CFTOKEN=60317661


And Digikey has a boatload of stuff if you know very specifically what you need, or need something specialized:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=1442842&k=quick%20disconnect

jacdaw
01-11-2010, 10:56 AM
How could I forget DigiKey? I made the mistake when placing an order of saying yes to receive their catalog in the mail. It's bigger than the Metro Yellow Pages. It's like they say, "Here, you throw this away for us..."

Beater
01-11-2010, 01:37 PM
thanks all - i like the commerce city thing. I work at 40th and colorado, so that's good.

Rzeppa
01-11-2010, 11:36 PM
How could I forget DigiKey? I made the mistake when placing an order of saying yes to receive their catalog in the mail. It's bigger than the Metro Yellow Pages. It's like they say, "Here, you throw this away for us..."

Heh. I remember when Digikey's printed catalog was about 20 pages. But like printed Toyota Trails, sometimes it's more convenient than online.

I went to buy some weatherpack connectors from Waytek the week before last, and their shopping cart was super-lame. Waytek's got great stuff but it wouldn't let me put more than one item in. :confused:

Buying stuff from digikey online is still super-easy.

LARGEONE
01-12-2010, 07:23 PM
I've had good luck and pricing with Parts Express for bulk electrical stuff (wire, heat shrink, sleeving, connectors)

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?srchExt=CAT&srchCat=400&CFID=5736484&CFTOKEN=60317661


And Digikey has a boatload of stuff if you know very specifically what you need, or need something specialized:

http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=1442842&k=quick%20disconnect

I'll second the Parts Express. I've also purchased from another place on-line...I think it was called WiringProducts.com?

MDH33
01-12-2010, 10:07 PM
These match the old vintage Japanese motorcycle connectors and are really close to FJ40 as well. They have kits, refills, high quality crimp tools, etc. :thumb:

http://www.vintageconnections.com/

Beater
01-13-2010, 06:43 AM
Martin, you truly are a hero.

thanks!

Jacket
01-13-2010, 08:36 AM
x2. Great link Martin.

nuclearlemon
01-13-2010, 05:09 PM
These match the old vintage Japanese motorcycle connectors and are really close to FJ40 as well. They have kits, refills, high quality crimp tools, etc. :thumb:

http://www.vintageconnections.com/

great for restorations, but inferior to newer weatherpack/duetsch style connectors.

Rzeppa
01-13-2010, 06:07 PM
I'll second the Parts Express. I've also purchased from another place on-line...I think it was called WiringProducts.com?

I'll 3rd Parts Express, although I haven't bought from them in several years, I have bought a lot of stuff and always had a great experience.

Jacket
05-24-2013, 02:37 PM
Does anyone know of a source locally for Weatherpack connectors? I just need a single, 1 pin female connector, but I don't really want to spend $10 to ship $2 worth of connectors.

Preferably north side....

Squishy!
05-24-2013, 03:39 PM
http://www.casperselectronics.com/store2/product_info.php?cPath=53&products_id=686&osCsid=6f146315e5c287ca4f875a53e34658d6

Found these. I know you are looking local, but figured this would be a good place to post em.

Fishy
05-24-2013, 05:18 PM
E&G Terminal. 6510 East 49th AVE. Commerce City

I've also used E&G and been very happy with them. It's not a box store setup, you walk in and ask for what you need at the counter. Someone goes to the back and brings it to you.
http://www.egterminal.com/

LARGEONE
05-24-2013, 10:41 PM
Just ordered and received a bunch of stuff from this site. Great customer service and quick delivery.

http://www.elecdirect.com/

Rzeppa
05-28-2013, 11:29 PM
I asked for Weatherpack connectors when I was buying stuff to relocate my CB in my 60 prior to Moab, and NAPA said they could order them in but did not stock them. Kinda the same as just ordering online as far as I was concerned.

DaveInDenver
05-29-2013, 05:45 AM
E&G is good and local.

I picked up the kit of Weather-tite connectors from Summit a while ago. I don't use a whole lot of them, but I periodically restock it.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-900403

Besides Parts Express there is Waytek and Delcity. I've also used Wiring Products, which is smaller.

http://www.wiringproducts.com
http://www.waytekwire.com
http://www.delcity.com

PabloCruise
05-29-2013, 12:41 PM
These match the old vintage Japanese motorcycle connectors and are really close to FJ40 as well. They have kits, refills, high quality crimp tools, etc. :thumb:

http://www.vintageconnections.com/

If you are looking for stuff like that, don't forget Coolerman!

http://www.globalsoftware-inc.com/coolerman/fj40/wiringmainframe.htm

Jacket
04-06-2015, 03:45 PM
What's with these electrical parts suppliers raping you with shipping charges? I bought 5 items with total weight barely over 1 lb. $44 worth of electrical crap.

Total shipping = $26. :rolleyes: Thumbs down for Waytek Wire. Digikey isn't much better, but certainly better than how I just got raped.

Buyer beware. Waytek will magically split your order into multiple orders and as such, pile on extra shipping charges.

- Rant over

jps8460
04-06-2015, 04:08 PM
Does anyone know of a source locally for Weatherpack connectors? I just need a single, 1 pin female connector, but I don't really want to spend $10 to ship $2 worth of connectors.

Preferably north side....

I live in Westminster and would be happy to hook you up. Shoot me a PM if you want to stop by.

Also Automation Direct isn't too bad.

-Jackson

simps80
04-06-2015, 05:46 PM
Mcmaster carr is getting bad too..
26 bucks shipping for two packs of foam insulation weighing less than a pound on a slow boat

Rzeppa
04-06-2015, 11:36 PM
I think a lot of that shipping stuff is they are trying to recover their costs. As a business, I can't ship anything anywhere for less than about $6 actual shipping costs. Then there is the box. They normally cost a couple bucks just for a simple box. Then you have to pay somebody to pull your order (correctly), somebody has to do the paperwork, and seriously, at the end of the day it really does cost $10-$20 to ship an order of any size. Sorry guys, that's just the way of the world. If the vendor is reasonable, the bigger your order, the smaller the percentage of the total cost is shipping and handling. Seriously, for small items it costs about the same as a larger order. After complaining for years about $OR's shipping and handling, I have had my own eyes opened on actual costs as the commercial shipper with my own small business.

simps80
04-06-2015, 11:55 PM
Rolling "the price of doing business" costs into the price of the item rather than shipping costs is less disingenuous than paying many multiples the price for shipping than what shipping costs.

But in my case the mcnaster carr price gouging occurs on both sides because 6 feet of 5/8" foam pipe insulation at a cost of 30 bucks is already inflated ridiculously so if they tried to move the handling costs to the product price point and out of the shipping costs it would be too obvious..so they gouge both

Jacket
04-07-2015, 09:04 AM
Agree with Mike. Stock pickers, boxes, printers, software, paperwork, etc - all part of the cost of doing business, and should be treated as such. OR, if the company wants to roll all this into the shipping cost, then provide a reasonable shipping cost estimator at the POS, or put the cost in front of the customer before closing the sale and shipping the item.
To "hide" these costs when buying is where it feels shady.

Rzeppa
04-12-2015, 11:58 PM
To "hide" these costs when buying is where it feels shady.

I always include a firm quote on shipping when I do written quotes, there is no shipper shock and hopefully the only surprise is that my customers are delighted with what they got based on what they expected.