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WEST MARINE Electrical Connectors

Rated 3A max. Chrome-plated brass.Screw-on cap protects deck fitting.Stands 2-3/8" off deck.

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Two-Pin Electrical Connector 181867 6050CH
In stock online.

$19.99

Four-Pin Electrical Connector 184226 6054CH
In stock online.

$19.99

Product Description

Rated 3A max. Chrome-plated brass.Screw-on cap protects deck fitting.Stands 2-3/8" off deck.

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3.1

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (3)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Waterproof (4)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (4)

Best Uses

  • Small boats (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Casual/ recreational (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well made

I was surprised at how well made it is. Definitely good value for money

I was surprised at how well made it is. Definitely good value for money

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Idea - needs re-design

The 'deck' side of the connector has a plastic insert that is brittle. First one broke. The screws for each of the pins are too small - and strip too easily compared with...Read complete review

The 'deck' side of the connector has a plastic insert that is brittle. First one broke. The screws for each of the pins are too small - and strip too easily compared with other similar industry parts. If you fully 'open up' a socket by backing the screw out, the screw falls out; that is poor design/screw selection. As other reviewer said, cable-side connector has head that is too small to accommodate the individual connectors - and allow them to be routed without shorting. Also west marine doesn't sell a compatible 4-conductor cable. Only way to water 'proof' it is to heat shrink over connector and wires. Anyone at West Marine reading this?

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Idea - needs re-design

By Just Greg

from Ft. Belvoir, VA

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Same Size As Old 3-prong

Cons

  • Difficult To Install
  • Poorly Designed

Best Uses

    Comments about Electrical Connectors:

    The 'deck' side of the connector has a plastic insert that is brittle. First one broke. The screws for each of the pins are too small - and strip too easily compared with other similar industry parts. If you fully 'open up' a socket by backing the screw out, the screw falls out; that is poor design/screw selection. As other reviewer said, cable-side connector has head that is too small to accommodate the individual connectors - and allow them to be routed without shorting. Also west marine doesn't sell a compatible 4-conductor cable. Only way to water 'proof' it is to heat shrink over connector and wires. Anyone at West Marine reading this?

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very bad quality of internal parts

    By avicancamo

    from West Palm Beach, FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electrical Connectors:

          The inside plastic that hold the male connectors shattered after three months of use. Screws to hold the wire are of miniature jewelry type size unsuitable to screw/unscrew twice and to be outdoors in the elements.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Replasment

          By FRED

          from PORGRESO YUC MX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

            Comments about Electrical Connectors:

            difficult to install no easy electrical beginner

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bad design prone to internal shorting

            By Scott

            from Newport Beach, CA

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install
              • Not Weather Resistant
              • Poorly Designed

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                Others have cited the weak internal parts. But the worst part is how the hood of the plug requires the wires to bend sharply. The corner of the inside of the hood is relatively sharp and will cut right through insulation if the wires don't fit perfectly. The strain relief is minimal and only works for a limited range of wire diameters. The lack of decent strain relief exacerbates the likelihood of shorting.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Finish was good, internal parts not so

                By Ex-Mechanic

                from Denver Co

                About Me Advanced

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                      I replaced the original deck plug with the 4-pin connector,it was a perfect match as far as dimensions but the quality was very poor.
                      The screws striped out with very little torque,the internal retainer cracked upon disassembly, and again when assembled. I had to tape it together until I could find a better quality plug

                       
                      5.0

                      great product

                      By Kit

                      from Utah

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor

                        Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                        this is a well built product

                         
                        4.0

                        Simple Durable

                        By Daydreamer

                        from Angels Camp, CA

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Mast lights
                        • Speaker box

                        Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                        Added two of these for mast lights and a removable speaker box.
                        Base needs cap installed to be completely
                        watertight.
                        Recommend silicon inside.
                        Also stands off quite a bit so don't place where it can be kicked or snag a line.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Quick Shipping
                        Well Packed

                         
                        5.0

                        Well made

                        By BigNige

                        from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                        • Only takes round twin cbl

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                        I was surprised at how well made it is. Definitely good value for money

                         
                        4.0

                        good standoff connector, watertight

                        By illusion

                        from Patuxent River, MD

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Reliable
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Boats

                          Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                          used to connect mast head light to e-system thru foredeck

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          No Thanks

                          By sailer

                          from GA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Install

                            Best Uses

                            • Small Boats

                            Comments about Electrical Connectors:

                            It is a well made product, but not useful for 14/16 AWG wire

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