Watertight Connectors

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Old 08-14-11, 09:23 AM
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Watertight Connectors

Can one mix-match different brands of watertight connectors or is the *connection point* that makes them watertight different ? And or is it a standard.

I'm talking just regular watertite wet location plugs/receptacles in 5-15 or 5-20 at most (power tool end/ extension cord that I have water tite connectors on.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 11:06 AM
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Never heard of a wet location/watertite receptacle. It is the box and box connectors and cover that make it weather proof, not watertite. Give us the use of the receptacles and maybe we can offer better answers. Will it be submersed? Rain, blowing water, ?
 
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Mostly rain but what spawned the thread was this floor utility pump --- due to heavy raining so I would say not submersed *just due to how I had the cord hooked up*, but I was looking to know if these are submersible connectors & or whether or not it was interchangeable.

ie: Hubbell connector / Woodward receptacle.
Similar to how alot of other types of receptacles have similar *part #s*.
Just google 14w47 for plug and 15w47 for recetacle.

I'm talking about these sort of plugs/receptacles

15W47 > Connectors > Wetguard Devices > All Products from Leviton Electrical and Electronic Products
 
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Old 08-14-11, 01:31 PM
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The connector you refer to is water tight until you take the cover off, then all bets are off. On a utility pump, your SOJ cable from the pump should be long enough to be tethered above the water, or you can make a permanent water tight connection in a sealed box with watertite fittings on all entrance points. The cover will have a rubber gasket on it. No plugs involved, just hardwired inside the box.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 09:10 PM
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Chandler, they make a watertite male, too.
I don't see why these can't be mixed. I would imagine they're all the same size.
 
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