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Perhaps you have heard about Posi-Products and you know what they can do for anyone working on electrical components – adding or replacing – when you are required to splice wiring? If you have ever done any work to your own bike which included such significant modification, you know very well that making electricity easy can speed up your work considerably. This is most especially true with the times you need to tap into a wire – a very difficult procedure without access to a special connector. The Posi-Products Posi-Tap Connectors fit this bill better than anything else you will find.
Hopefully, like most riders around the world, you do at least some maintenance on your own motorcycle; this is very important for a motorcycle owner. Any knowledge gained there will benefit you significantly should something go wrong when on the road. There are certainly plenty of owners out there setting up electrical connections for things like GPS systems, radar detectors and the occasional ECU interceptor device. Posi-Products seems to have come out of nowhere with their many products, but they are inspired by some rather high-tech designs for electrical connections.
The military-grade Posi-Tap Connectors are made to stand up to the worst the environment can throw at them – shock and vibration-proof, water and dirt/dust-resistance, and they do not come loose. They work much like their older sibling, the Posi-Lock, but the Posi-Tap is almost t-shaped when the wire-to-be-tapped is in place.
Using the Posi-Tap is a snap. The bottom part is simply a small-bore barrel shape with an end-cap which screws out. Whichever wire(s) you need to tap into something with is(are) slid into the small entry hole pre-stripped and then is screwed back into the barrel. The stripped wires make contact with a metal conductor which is attached to a sharp, tapered pin sticking out into the opposite end. That end also has an end-cap, but this one holds a wire across its center – there is an indentation making locating it very easy. You then screw that end-cap into the end with the tapered pin which will penetrate the wire held within the end-cap.
That Posi-Tap connection will not come apart unless you want it to do so; no vibration will shake it loose and you have no worries about a harsh rain-shower either. There are few connectors available which make tapping a wire an easy task and hold up to serious abuse, but the Posi-Tap is something else altogether. They will even handle tapping multiple wires at one time – each model lists this for you in the instructions – and they will hold them as long as you own your bike, and they look good too.
Pricing for the Posi-Tap Connectors varies according to the amount and sizes you choose, but it works out to around US$1.67 each for the smallest assorted package. The Posi-Products Posi-Tap Connectors are worth every penny, work perfectly and can be used over and over again, making them cheaper than the cheapest connectors out there.