If you ever find your back to the wiring wall, failure is not an option. To ensure success, we suggest you arm yourself with these TBN-1004 UG-3 IDC Splice Connectors from Quest. With this 100-pack in your back pocket, those wires won’t even know what hit them.
IDC stands for “insulation displacement connector,” and these stay right where they belong. These connectors can house two or three 19-26 AWG solid copper wires, and there’s no need to purchase extra tools. That pair of pliers you already own? Those’ll do just fine although there are specialized tools that provide more even pressure. Installing IDC connectors is lightning fast. There’s no stripping or prep needed. These connectors have teeth- literally. You just insert your wires and put the squeeze on the barrel. It’s lined with a metal plate that will pierce through the wire insulation for the conductivity you need and an iron grip. Outdoor environments are nothing to these, either. They’re filled with a protective silicone gel to keep out pesky moisture and fend off corrosion. So, go on. Splice in your house, at the office, or in your basement… No one ever has to know.