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Spt Wire And Plugs *help*

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Hello and welcome! I actually sell SPT-1 and SPT-2 wire plus the sockets/plugs needed.

It's a lot of fun and extremely easy. We simply attach a plug at the end and then multiple sockets along the wire.

 

Once I actually created a cord where the male plug was in the middle. Worked perfectly :)

 

You can see my Plug/Socket/ZipCord product line here: http://store.lightsmusicmagic.com/Accessories_c_1406.html

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Hi All,

 

I just bought some SPT-1 and vampire plugs from HomeDepot.com.

 

Had to pay sales tax but got free shipping. I know there will be lots of debate but I actually prefer the 250' rolls to the  1000"

 

My advice is order more that you think you will need!!!

 

Tony

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The inline plugs were a popular item many years ago, say 45 to 50 years, they were a new item back about the time the old fashioned c/6 parallel

lights were being phased out and the New c/7's were introduced. ( when 1 goes out the rest stay lit ) But they were quickly taken off the market

because, people were highly overloading extension cords and a great many fires were the result. SO Remember be careful and pay special attention to

voltage and amp loads on those small 18 ga wires!

 

This is way after the fact but as an enthusiast of the old light sets I wanted to clarify that C7 and C9 sets are parallel.  The old C6 sets were wired in series (in the same way that incandescent minis are wired).  The C6 bulbs are 15 volts and came in sets of 6-9 bulbs.

 

You raise a very good point about being aware of the size (and capacity) of the wire so that it is not overloaded!

 

TED

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Just curious, but is there a limit to how many inline plugs you can put on one string? I want to connect a long string of my bushes to use for LOR. They are all LED so I am not worried about overloading the amperage.

Ryan

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11 hours ago, Rynelson said:

Just curious, but is there a limit to how many inline plugs you can put on one string? I want to connect a long string of my bushes to use for LOR. They are all LED so I am not worried about overloading the amperage.

Ryan

No limit other than amperage.

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