The Quick Connect Male and Female plugs are one of the
best accessories that you can have when it come to installation. These
electrical plugs are rated for indoor and outdoor applications. These
electrical plugs are designed to be installed on the 18 gauge SPT1
two strand lamp cord. [ SPT2 available on special orders.]
The way the electrical plug is designed is that the wire just has to be cut. Then is separated at the end and pushed into the body
of the plug. There is a plastic divider inside the plug body to
prevent the electrical current shorting out. The wire is laid down
and the back is slid onto the plug body forcing the wire onto the
electrical contacts completing installation. Both the Quick Connect Male
and the Quick Connect Female plugs have the same design.
Special Application for the Plugs
The Quick Connect Female electrical plugs can be modified for special
construction of a wiring harness [ power strip ]. The plug body has a
in one end from the factory, but if you modify the body by making a notch
on the other end this creates a electrical plug that can be laid on the 18
gauge wire all along the length of the wire. This allows a custom made
power strip that has many usages.
CAUTION: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Be careful to make sure the ends of the wire are divided by the
plastic tab inside the body of the plug.
If you modify the female electrical plug do this by cutting the side
slots on the notch with a knife of other single blade type of cutter.
And trim the bottom of the tab. This can also be just torn off with a
pair of needle nose pliers after the side is cut.
PROPER POLARIZATION MUST BE MAINTAINED.
Examine the cord carefully before assembling
If one of the wires is marked with stripes,
grooves or ridges on the outer surface of the insulation, attach that wire to
the white colored terminal.
If neither wire is marked, strip a small
amount of wire from the end of both wires and check to see whether either of the
wires is white in color. If so, the white wire should be connected to the
After identifying the white wire, cut end of
cord cleanly before attaching the wire to the terminals.
DO NOT USE ON TYPE "TPT" EXTRA
FLEXIBLE CORD ON ELECTRICAL SHAVERS OR TYPE "XT" USED ON CHRISTMAS
LIGHT SETS, OR ANY SMALL WIDTH CORDS.
DO NOT USE ON ANY APPLIANCE RATED OVER 1250 WATTS (10 AMP AND 125 VOLTS).