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Old 01-24-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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Can someone tell me what you call these faded plastic "lego" looking covers? I want to replace mine and have no idea where to find some. Lowes said they have never seen them before.

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Old 01-24-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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Can someone tell me what you call these faded plastic "lego" looking covers? I want to replace mine and have no idea where to find some. Lowes said they have never seen them before.
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I have found that a coating of of "dielectric grease", (Amazon.com: Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, 3 oz. Tube: Automotive) or a thick coating of "liquid electrical tape", (Gardner Bender Black Electrical Liquid Tape 4 oz LTB 400 | eBay), protects electrical connections and electrical components better and lasts longer than those thin plastic covers, (which, BTW, are usually imposable to find).
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:13 PM   #3
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I have found that a coating of of "dielectric grease", (Amazon.com: Permatex 22058 Dielectric Tune-Up Grease, 3 oz. Tube: Automotive) or a thick coating of "liquid electrical tape", (Gardner Bender Black Electrical Liquid Tape 4 oz LTB 400 | eBay), protects electrical connections and electrical components better and lasts longer than those thin plastic covers, (which, BTW, are usually imposable to find).
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I still treat the connections with dielectric grease but I want to keep them covered with a cap as well. One more layer of protection from road grime. I can't believe these things are so hard to find.
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I still treat the connections with dielectric grease but I want to keep them covered with a cap as well. One more layer of protection from road grime. I can't believe these things are so hard to find.
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None of those cheap flimsy vacuum formed caps lasted for more than 5-6 years on my coach.
From what I have seen of those caps I think they are there to protect the electrical component they came on while the component was being boxed, stored and shipped.... (not for use after the component was installed and being used).

I could be wrong...(it wouldn't be the 1st time).

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I like them since they serve as a physical barrier to prevent the careless wrench from shorting them to ground.
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I like them since they serve as a physical barrier to prevent the careless wrench from shorting them to ground.
Do you have any idea where to get them or what they are called?
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Do you have any idea where to get them or what they are called?
http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/..._p/vts-151.htm
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They are plastic covers (obviously) to protect from accidental grounding (as stated) for 12V circuit breakers.
BJ's link sure hit it right. I had never known they could be separately bought.
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Thanks for the assistance finding these, I really appreciate it. There is a lot of good stuff on that site.
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