What is this? - Plastic 'pod' at the end of wire

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by WinchesterDIY, Oct 31, 2021.

  1. WinchesterDIY

    WinchesterDIY New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm replacing a faulty PCB in a ventilation system. Some of the wires are connected into a sort of 'pod' or 'receptacle' - and this pod then connects onto the various parts of the PCB (please see the photos).

    Does anyone know the trick to getting these things disconnected? It's the whole pod I need to remove (rather than the wire that goes into each one). They're incredibly difficult to disconnect and I'm hoping there's an easier way that I'm just unaware of.

    I've attached photos of them connected up to the PCB and a photo of one I managed to get off (after about 20 mins of pulling my hair out!).

    Thanks all!


    Image links if the above photos aren't displayed: https://postimg.cc/mPJk5VVH and https://postimg.cc/QKmrZx3z

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  2. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

    They may be locking faston connectors. Look down the plastic shroud for a lever to release them. You might have to use a small screwdriver to push the lever.


    If not, they they may just be very tight and wiggling them side to side will help to remove them.
  3. WinchesterDIY

    WinchesterDIY New Member

    Thanks Teki! The plastic housing around them made it quite difficult but I give it a good old yank and they finally came off!

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