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Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 10

Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 10

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This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability. Great Prices for the best wiring from Deka. Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 10 part number DW05744-10 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Deka Wiring - DW05744-10

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  • 16-14 Gauge
  • Deka

This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability.


  • Fits 16-14 gauge wire
  • Heat-shrinkable nylon insulation allows for adjustability and provides durability
  • Blue
  • Quantity: 10

05744 Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 10

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Video Transcript for Review of Deka Wiring - 16-14 Gauge Butt Connectors - DW05744-10

Hello everybody. This is [email protected]. Today, we'll take a look at the DECA blue butt connectors, for the 16 to 14 gauge size wire. It is for a quantity of 10. Now, these blue butt connectors will join two lengths, of 16 gauge or 14 gauge size wire, and they'll insulate the connection with the heat Shrinkable nylon, for adjustability and durability. Now, the blue color will indicate the size wire that this connector will fit, which is the 16 to 14 gauge size.

And if you don't remember what size the color is, you can just look on them and they're stamped on there, 16 to 14 AWG. Now, to install your wires in this, What you'll do is, get your two wires you want to connect, and you'll strip off about a quarter of an inch of the insulation on each end, and you'll take the first wire, and you'll slide it into the tubing, all the way until it won't go any further. Basically, there's this metal casing in the middle, and right in the center is a stopper. So when you push the wire in, it'll hit that and stop, so then you just make sure your stripped wire is underneath the metal casing. Take your crimper, crimp down on that metal casing, to make your connection.

And then, you'll do the same for the second wire on the other side, take the strip, then push it all the way until it'll go no further, make sure it's under the metal casing, take your crimper, crimp down on it, and then they'll both be crimped. And then, what you'll want to do is probably grab each wire, and just pull on both of them or just tug on it slightly, to make sure you have a nice, good connection. Once that's all done, you have a good connection, then you'll take a heat source, like a heat gun and then you just apply heat over this whole installation, and that'll cause this heat shrink insulation to completely shrink and seal around the connection, and prevent the elements from causing any problem with your wire connection. Now, this part number is for a quantity of 10 connectors. We do also sell this in a single piece, which is part number DW05744-1, and a five-pack, which is part number DW05744-5.

But that should do it, for the review on the DECA blue butt connectors, for the 16 to 14 gauge size wire for a quantity of 10..

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Deka Heat Shrink Butt Connector - 16-14 Gauge - Nylon Insulation - Blue - Qty 10 - DW05744-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (402 Customer Reviews)

This blue butt connector joins two lengths of 16-14 gauge wire. Insulated with heat-shrinkable nylon for adjustability and durability.


Great reviews prior to purchase. Consise, acurate staff support regarding product for my GMC Canyon. Available videos and instructions were so clear and correct. I remembered to heat shrink the butt connectors with a blow dryer. Solid, factory finish. As a 33 year US Navy Nurse Commander, I felt completely comfortable and confident of this DIY project. Thank you for facilitating this task!


I want to thank you for all your help with my trailer you were more helpful than you realize. So this is my trailer for a 22' Flats Cat shallow draft Catamaran. I totally dismantled my trailer and buffed by hand with a wire buffer and sand blasted in some spots and applied multiple coats of some very expensive galvanize paint (Z.R.C.). I installed all new C. E. Smith Carpet (about 80'), seven new LED waterproof lights, new springs, new equalizers, new tongue jack, new wench, new safety chain, new chain brackets, all new SS hardware and a 35' long wiring harness.
I was able to send only one review with a picture of the safety chain and brackets. I'm having a little trouble with the rest..oh some of these items were bought locally or from your competitors, until I found ETRAILER. Your prices were cheaper for the exact same things. Your helpful how to videos were helpful. And Rose, your personal helpful knowledge made my buying experience very pleasant, I actually enjoyed talking to you! Thanks to ETRAILER and specifically to Rose G.


Just upgraded to a 2016 Odyssey and need to tow my camper.
Purchased the OEM hitch and OEM custom harness (from car to 4 pin on hitch. OEM Hitch comes with nice beefy flange where the 4 pin connector mounts. But I needed a 7 pin for electric brakes and bought this ETBC7 kit to do the job.

I ended up cutting a custom hole in the bumper cover and figuring a way to mount the bracket in this kit directly to the OEM hitch. Wanted to share photos of the install for anyone else in the same boat. Advantage of my install is that the 7 pin is mounted above the bracket, protecting it from injury from low clearance obstacles on the road. One Con, is I had to mount it upside down so it didn't interfere with the metal bumper under the bumper cover.

One issue I remember is that the Ground wire on the 7 pin harness didn't come close to reaching an available frame member, at the side of the car. I had to cut off the ring lug and extend it out to the edge of the car to complete the install. But it is done now!


Excellent product options with decent prices. Fast and dependable delivery. Would definitely buy from E-Trailer again when the need arises.


Connectors worked well


didnt shrink well. maybe i didnt have the right heat source. never used beforre


I don't usually do product reviews but wanted to post this one. This was my first purchase from etrailer. I purchased all four brake assemblies for our 5th wheel which I felt was the easiest and best way to go and had my drums machined. It was a very easy transaction, the parts came quickly and fit as they should. Very pleased with the product although I have not put the trailer on the road yet.
BUT- The packaging was very poor. The assemblies were in a carton twice as big as it needed to be without adequate packing and the items rattled around to the point that two shoes were knocked out of place on the backing plates. I was able to correct it and no damage done, this time. Please improve your packaging.
I would definitely buy from etrailer again.

Dennis K.


all good, over 6000 mi and no problems. thanks


Considering the package was a disaster when it arrived and many pieces missing I am not a happy customer. Only two of this item was received and not in a package of 10 as ordered. Two, two separate tossed into the open box.

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Brooke M.


I am sorry to hear that your experience with us has been less than easy and efficient. I will pass this along to our customer service team and get you those missing connectors as soon as we can.


Hitch is well made and shipped fast!


Have to have a helper ride in tow vehicle to adjust the sensitivity to match the RV breaking force. Example, you don’t want the tow vehicle trying to stop your RV. Just want it to stop it’s own forward motion. Once that’s done it’s ready to tow with no worries. Had 2 radio remote braking systems fail us which is why we went with the permanent one that’s wired up to RV.


Was sent the splices by etrailer to replace the ones sent in the Factory Kit, They are more heavy duty and resistant to wet climates. The Reps at etailer always make every effort to help the customer.

David C.


Durable & Great

David C.


Sealed & No Isuues


I purchased a 5th wheel wiring harness and heat shrink butt connectors,
for my 2015 GMC Sierra. I installed a tail gate light bar and did not want to cut the factory wiring. With the harness I was able to plug into the factory trailing plug
and butt connect to the light bar, while still being able to use both the 7 blade and flat trailer connectors. It made for a easy and very clean connection. thank you to
Steve and the E trailer web site for helping make this a easy job.


I used these on one of my trailers the day I got them. They worked great!


Everything arrived in good condition. Only thing that could have been better for me would have been installation instruction sheet. I was able to get that information from the web site. Have bought from etrailer before and never have had problems.

Edward S.


worked fine


I bought these based on an installation video on etrailer for RVST50 (trailer brake/signal lights). In the video they used these. They are for 16-14 gauge wire. The wiring in the lights is 18 gauge. I’m not an expert, wasn’t sure if I could use them, so I just ended up going to Home Depot and getting the correct size. The product itself is as described.


Being a new boat owner I was quickly overwhelmed by what I didn't know. Re-wiring, re-lighting my trailer was my first project. etrailer has a wide range of products, but most important to me, was their added product information and instructional information which helped me make the right selections to get this done. Add to that is their very competitive prices. etrailer will be my go to source for my future trailer needs.


Used these to install led lights all around boat trailer. They made installation a breeze and a year later no issues. Only regret is that I did not install led lights years ago.


Just received my order of new backing plate assemblies and some misc small parts. Ordered on line late Sunday night, confirmed I had ordered the right parts Monday morning before shipment went out. Customer service by phone was superb and the gal I talked with was perfect. Shipment was on my porch Friday afternoon. I did open box and inspect shipment that arrived completely intact/good shape and all looked good at this point. Not sure when will get to the brakes on the trailer but will post again when the job is done. So far nothing but good to say about Regards, John.


I used everything I ordered with the exception of the harness (it was a fuse, not the harness, hey, I'm new to this). I ran into a small glitch but Michael Howell's EXCELLENT knowledge and customer service helped me get it fixed almost immediately. The trailer is good as new now and all the lights work perfectly. Thanks etrailer!


Received my towbar, Airforce One and lighting kit in less than a week! Great videos and knowledgeable people, can't wait to get everything installed this week and get on the road. Thanks Susan and George for such a wonderful experience.


You should use connectors with heat shrink on your trailer lights if even slightly exposed to the elements . Protects connections better than knife blade connectors and still no soldering . Quick and easy . Crimp, Heat and DONE !!!


I like the concept of these connectors, but they have a few faults.
1. They don't seem to be a "standard" size. When crimped with my Triplite ratcheting crimp tool, they don't always crimp all the way. I had to move to the next smaller die, and that mashed the tubing a lot.
2. Even when using the correct Die, the tubing seemed to be significantly damaged during crimping. It made me wonder if the moisture proof nature was compromised.

I think I'll just go with standard crimps, and put a piece of heat shrink over the connection. I know it is a extra work, but these don't impress me.
etrailer is great though. great prices and service.


Order was complete and delivered in a timely manner. Only problem (minor) was the 7way pigtail was not wired to color code. Had to use test light to get 3 of the wires in correct location. Could be a problem if someone wasn't comfortable with ringing out wires.


It would be difficult , if not impossible, to have a more helpful person facilitating the placing of an order than Paula at etrailer. I swapped out all incandescent light fixtures on my trailer with led, and the buyiing/ selection process was made a pleasure with her help.


I found etrailer a few weeks ago while searching for items to repair my boat trailer. Since then, I've made 4 or so purchases from them. Each transaction was perfect and stress-free. They respond promptly with emails updating the progress of the transaction, respond quickly to any email inquiries, ship almost immediately, and follow up after delivery. I've since recommended etrailer to friends who have the need for their service. It's a pleasant surprise to stumble across an awesome internet site such as etrailer, where reasonable prices and customer satisfaction are important to them.

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