Splicing the Perimeter Wire
- If additional wire is required in order to complete the initial set-up.
- Changes done in the lawn (i.e. new flowerbeds).
- Cut wire.
- Use the connectors supplied in the box, as shown in the figures below; they are waterproof and provide a reliable electrical connection.
- Strip ½ inch (1.5cm) of each wire end (Figure 1 – step 1).
- Twist the stripped ends together (Figure 1 – step 2).
- Screw the silicone filled wire nut on the twisted ends until it stops turning (figure 1 – step 3).
Figure 1 – Splicing the perimeter Wire
Twisted cables or a screw terminal insulated with insulation tape is not a satisfactory splice. Soil moisture will cause the conductors to oxidise and after a while will result in a broken circuit.