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Old 10-16-2016, 09:11 AM   #11
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According to literature, these new devices are used where vibration or movement is prevalent and prevents electrical issues in that type of environment, so that are a safety improvement over the standard residential style outlets.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:15 AM   #12
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According to literature, these new devices are used where vibration or movement is prevalent and prevents electrical issues in that type of environment, so that are a safety improvement over the standard residential style outlets.
Might be true, although when it comes to vibration, I don't see much difference between a wire screwed down to a terminal post vs one which is wedged between two terminals. My thing would be, it's harder to modify the wiring later if you need to do so. Give me the regular outlets.

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Old 10-16-2016, 09:20 AM   #13
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Actually found the tool for less than $40= see here SCDT Tool
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:30 AM   #14
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Might be true, although when it comes to vibration, I don't see much difference between a wire screwed down to a terminal post vs one which is wedged between two terminals. My thing would be, it's harder to modify the wiring later if you need to do so. Give me the regular outlets.

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True, but there are always those screw on wire connectors that come loose due to vibration that you will have when using the screw type terminals, I have to use one now when wiring the inline pilot light indicator for the heater install. I always tape my screw type connections in addition to the connector
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #15
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:43 AM   #16
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Well, it works. I wouldn't buy one.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:46 AM   #17
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Actually found the tool for less than $40= see here SCDT Tool
Not familiar enough with this system, but hard to imagine a $38 tool that's comparable to a $300+ tool. Oh well, can't fight progress I suppose.
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It's the PEX of the electrical world.
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:27 AM   #19
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It's the PEX of the electrical world.
Yea, but my crimping tool was only about $50. This is nuts. Seems like solving a problem that didn't exist.
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We don't necessarily have all the data that there was no problem with screw on electrical connections in RV's. While it could indeed be a method of saving labor/money for large scale production places like Winnebago with hundreds of RVs rolling off the lines each month, knowing Reace I doubt that he would make this switch solely to save a few pennies. He may have received data that shows that this fastening method is superior in our "moving earthquakes" (thanks yet again Donna).

If Reace is comfortable with this connection method, I am not going to rush to ripping them out and replacing them when we pick up our 21 in May.
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