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Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:10 AM

  • Somebody left these out side my office door one day, has anyone else used them??
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 07:53 PM

i dont like the idea of them. i guess im old fashioned but when i do electrical work i never use the quick connects, i always make a loop and use the screw terminal.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 07:37 PM

I tried them and didn't like them.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:33 AM

I'd hesitate to use them on anything of mine. doesn't look easy to remove and reinsert and what about stranded wires? On my house, I've had 2 of my 115v duplex outlets loose connection on those press in connections. Not my original work and they did last decades but still a pain to find.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:02 PM

These are actually pretty good substitutes for "wire nuts," with two caveats: 1) they take up more volume; and, 2) they can't be easily disconnected, i.e., you should consider them "permanent," unlike wire nuts that can be unscrewed. I use them mostly in running cable through a series (actually it's a parallel circuit) of recessed ceiling lamps. The bulkier nature of these connectors is actually compensated by the fact that you don't need to run a "pigtail."

The only question I have regards the "ampacity" of the copper clips in this device. It may not be beefy enough to handle high loads...but I don't worry about that for lighting circuits. 

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:37 PM

Something like them came with some outlet strips I installed, they were a huge hassle, but nothing else would fit inside. Next time I'll put a box at the end of the strip so I can use good old-fashioned wire nuts that can be disconnected!




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