ace connectors

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by mowtime, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. mowtime

    mowtime LawnSite Member
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    I am going to use some of the ace connectors for the first time on a run of three path lights. I have never used them before, but it seems that it would be best to have them offset so after you make the connection and use the shrink tubing they will have no chance for contact. I am I correct to think that they will be energized and thus short out if the tubing gets nicked? Thanks for all of the help on this site, also, any other tips on the ace connector greatly appreciated.
     
  2. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    No need they come with a special heat shrink so there is no chance of shorting.
     
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ditto what pete said. Have never had that problem. Good luck on nicking them once they are shrunk. Very solid connection!
     
  4. pete scalia

    pete scalia LawnSite Senior Member
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    Absolutely Tim, I share many of your same views. Your a real pro.
     
  5. eskerlite

    eskerlite LawnSite Member
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    There is not a better connector than the 3 sizes of ace Connectors. Never had a problem in 10 years, 350 connections a year.
    Sean C.:laugh:
     
  6. Landscape Illuminating

    Landscape Illuminating LawnSite Member
    from Maine
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    Where is everyone getting their Ace connectors?

    -LI
     
  7. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Sean,
    I love the Ace, but I wouldn't go so far to say that it is "the best". Have you ever seen or tried the Buchannan crimps with the DBSR? I used to think the Ace was the best thing also, but then I studied it a bit more. Now I think the crimp/DBSR method is a little better than even the Ace. But hey, what ever works for you, then that is what matters most, eh?
     
  8. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    The most common type is made by Nightscaping, so where ever you have a NS distributor, that's where they will be. I get mine through Doug with Nitetyme (he's on here as well).
     
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I get mine through John Deere Landscapes. I told them I wanted them to stock them, and VWALLA, they brought em in. I primarily use the 1525s and 1538s, but pick your own poison.
     
  10. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
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    I believe you can get a similar version of this a your local electrical supply house, but I have never checked into it. If it's true, it will probably be cheeper by the pound.
     

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