Keeping connections secure and waterproof is essential for any irrigation control system if costly maintenance or repair call outs are to be avoided.
Now, for low voltage irrigation connections up to 30 volts, Rain Bird has introduced the DBM10 quick connect wire connector. Designed for residential and small commercial applications, it provides an outstanding waterproof connection with a simple twist-on-wire nut that is fast and easy to use. There is there is no need to strip or pre-twist the wires.
The DBM10 has a UL 486C rating for the use of sealed connector systems in damp or wet conditions. It is pre-filled with a silicone sealant that completely surrounds the wire splice, holding it firmly in place and making it permanently waterproof.
The connector contains up to 75% more silicone than other competitive products with the extra silicone completely filling the connector and thereby preventing any water pooling inside. Waterproofing is further ensured by the snap fit lid which also prevents strain on the splice. A translucent green depression cap allows connections to be easily checked. Its one piece blade ensures good current flow between its conductors.
The DBM10 is UV, impact and flame resistant with an operating temperature up to 105º degrees C. Its toughness has been further highlighted in pull-out tests where the it outperformed competitive connectors. An average 10% more force was required to even move the wire nut from the bottom of the connector to the lid. This obviates the need for any additional locking feature as found with other connectors. Impressively, during destruction tests, the wire outside the DBM 10 connector broke before the wire splice inside the connector.