How to Connect the Small Wires on a Fishfinder to a Larger Wire on the Switch Panel

Question:

Hi I am contacting you from Ireland, I have watched a lot of your Youtube videos and have found them invaluable in helping me understand how to wire my 16ft fishing boat. I wouldn't usually expect free advice but I do not know where else to turn regarding an issue I am having. My problem is that my fishfinder and my forward facing sonar have tiny wires!! I can not seem to find butt connectors or ring terminals small enough to connect them. The wires from my switch panel are much larger. I have no idea what to do. Even step-down connectors don't bridge the gap required. How do I get around this? I would be very grateful for your help.

Answer:

“Hello fellow boater in Ireland. For smaller gauge connections, 3M makes a Scotchlok™ butt connector for gauge 22-14 wires:

https://www.3mcanada.ca/3M/en_CA/company-ca/all-3m-products/~/3M-Scotchlok-Electrical-Insulation-Displacement-Connector-314-blue-self-stripping-moisture-resistant-flame-retardant-pigtail-22-14-AWG/?N=5002385+3293656079&rt=rud

- Jeff

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