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Qwik QT2810 QwikLug Compressor Terminal Repair Kit
Tightens quickly from the front with a Phillips head screwdriver. Has a durable brass interior shielded by nylon exterior to prevent shorting. Most technicians have encountered the problem of a compressor with pitted or severely corroded spade terminals. The start-up current surge of repeated hot summer cycling eventually destroys the spade connector, sometimes leaving nothing but a corroded round post. Doesn't it always seem that the bad terminals are on units where you can hardly see or get your hand into the area around the troublesome connector? Trying to use a side-set screw replacement connector in these applications is just one big nightmare! We understand the problem, and we have a solution! Mainstream has developed a patented product, QwikLug, which easily attaches to damaged or corroded spade connectors. We have considered the difficulty in these field installations - the lack of space around these spade terminals - and have developed a solution. Simply push the QwikLug connector on and tighten it from the front with a Phillips screwdriver. QwikLug comes with color coded leads for connecting to existing wiring (Leads not included with QT2800). The outer connector housing is a nylon insulator so the connectors can touch without shorting. It's that easy!
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Great Product!Jul 17, 2011
By J. Reeves
The Quik QT2810 QwikLug Compressor Terminal Repair Kit was easy to install. Superior to original equipment. These connectors don't
look like they will burn off like the originals did.
great productMar 10, 2013
By Pen Name
This product worked perfectly. Great way to repair the completely burnt off compressor terminal. Much much cheaper than compressor replacement.
Saved my compressor!Jan 29, 2013
By Walter Mcneil
I had a compressor power lead abrade through its insulation and short against the compressor's base plate. So I replaced a section of damaged wire and the spade terminal to the compressor.
That was a MISTAKE! I didn't realize it at the time, but the spade terminals on compressor lugs are NOT standard spade connectors, and while a standard spade can be made to fit, it will not make good contact and that will cause the new fitting to arc and fail.
So, 6 weeks later I wound up with a warm house again due to a burned up spade fitting and badly eroded lug on the compressor.
A couple-hours of googling later, I found a possible salvation in the form of QwikLug and Term-Lok. After reading the very few reviews available and a youtube review I settled on QwikLug because of the angled phillips screw -vs- side mounted set-screw. The few reviews that I could find said that Term-Lok was a great product, but securing the set allen screw while suspended upside down inside the condensing unit is no fun. If I had good side access to the compressor I may have made a different choice.
Granted, the qwiklug assembly is also a little fiddly; you have to turn the new wire/spade around and insert it the right way, hold the spade over toward the flat side in the connector, slip the assembly over the lug just till it hits the insulation, then hold everything steady while you tighten the screw. It would be nice, and a lot more efficient to install if the wire were permanently attached to the QuikLug or somehow held captive in the proper orientation, but it's not like you're going to be installing one of these kits every week.
The youtube reviewer speculated that severe damage to the compressor could result from over-tightening the lug and twisting it. I just held each one steady with pliers as I snugged down the screw. I don't get the feeling (as one reviewer stated) that locktite or torque specs were necessary;I think that the angled configuration of the screw will make it unlikely to back out. The screw's angle acts as a wedge to drive the spade and terminal together. The manufacturer states that it has been tested through 100000 start/stop cycles without loosening.
Could be betterOct 09, 2012
the lugs and the screws are made of brass and this type of material strips very easily. So tightened is not recommended. Therefore, some sore of loctite should be include alone with a recommended torque specification, because otherwise, the vibration will take the screws loose. Finally the wires should be longer than 2 feet for the price charged.
Well designed and mfg'd itemJul 07, 2011
By EDUARDO J RADE
A friend who is an HVAC tech recommended I install this kit on my unit which had corroded contacts/connectors. Well it was very well made and designed, very good instructions on how to install and it worked like a charm. In fact my AC unit works better than it ever has. Apparently the corroded contacts were most likely imapcting the performance of my unit. A small price to pay, if you are just a little handy it's an easy install. The heavier gage kit I would say is the better buy. Very good product.