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post #1 of 3 Old 11-06-2016, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Which way to install these connectors??

I've been pondering a project and part of it will be adding two sets of accessory LED lights. I ordered these 2 conductor (supposedly waterproof) connectors and wonder what would be the best orientation to install them on the bike. Initially I thought about using the end with the yellow gasket on the light side but now see on closer inspection there may be an option of adding a mount type thing to the solid black part that I can "zip-tie" to the bike. So for now I'm leaning toward the part with the yellow gasket on the light and the solid black connected to the power source on the bike. I guess it really doesn't matter but I hate to get it all set up and then the light goes off for a better orientation in case I'm missing something.


This is part of a micro-controller project I've been tinkering with to allow one momentary button to sequentially control two circuits (A only, B only, both A+B, and both off).

Hey it's a boring Sunday afternoon and I figured I'd ask.

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Secure the end that needs to hold tight when you need to disconnect them. I think that means doing it like you said: black end to power zip-tied to the bike and the yellow end on the lights
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-08-2016, 01:50 AM
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Generally the female connector would be on the power side of the wiring (think your headlights, for example), although it really doesn't make a difference.

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