Originally Posted by daniel2229
I have seen some new devices that replace traditional wirenuts. The wire is pushed in the side of a plastic block. The other wire that you are extending goes into the other side. They look very easy to use, but are they as good as wirenuts?
since i work in aerospace, i really HATE wire nuts. very low-tech and they're garbage. wires twisted together is not a solid connection. to me, they're a fire just waiting to happen. moisture proof (heat shrink) crimp splices are a much more solid connection.
wire nuts are used because they're quicker, not better.