Waterproofing wire connection?

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Hello, I'm trying to find the best way to waterproof a wire connection.
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As you can see in the image I've got three wires connected together with a bit of electrical tape in place. I can't fit a standard junction box because the wires are soldered together.

Is there anything I could use that would make this more waterproof?

Many thanks!

Edit: Referring to 230v AC, 6.8 Amps.
 

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gleem
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Self sealing silicone tape might do the trick. It is stretchy and when it contacts itself will fuse and produce a water tight seal if it has good contact on clean smooth surfaces. Permatex, Rustoleum, Duck Brand and others make a 1 inch wide product and should be available at home center like Home Depot or Lowes in the US.
 
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Just what kind of signal/voltage/current is involved here?
 
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May we know what kind of voltage travels on those wires?
 
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@TechTree informed me that the wires are 230VAC, for carrying power.

I do not believe that installation can comply with local electrical codes for outdoor power.

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