What do I do after I cut off my Christmas light cord? How does it get power?
You install a plug. A plug like this one. Note, this plug is only for cords that have SPT-2 insulation.
One class of products that make a Christmas light installation look truly professional is custom cut C7 and C9 Christmas light strings. Spools of 500 and 1000 foot C7 and C9 Christmas light cord are shipped without plugs so you'll need a handful of these male plugs if you are working with green SPT-1 Christmas light cords.
Male Gilbert plugs (also known as vampire plugs) are required hardware when working with 500 and 1000 foot spools like these:
Note, this SPT-2 plug is for 18 AWG wire only. See our white male SPT-1 plugs if you are working with the cords made with that insulation rating.
Installation is easy and quick. Simply clip the end of the 18 gauge cord and lay it into the channel on the top of the plug. Holding with one hand use your other thumb to slide the door closed. This can take some effort since the teeth inside the plug have to pierce the insulation.
What else do I need?
You'll need a method of termination. Either white electrical tape, Female Gilbert Plug SPT-2 White
, liquid tape or other option given to you by the master electrician you are working with.
Did you accidentally break the slide tab on your plug? We do sell green replacement tabs for these plugs.
Consider adding a couple to your order, especially if you are a professional installer pressed for time and running several crews.
|For Insulation Rating||SPT-2|
|Voltage Rating||125 V|
|Max Current Rating||10 Amps|
|Use Only With||18-2 Cord, Lamp Cord, Parallel Cord|
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For more information
See our video that shows how easy it is to install a Gilbert plug All you need is a little grip strength.
See the difference between SPT-1 and SPT-2 Make sure to choose the correct plug for your cord.
Warranty and returns
Please test your lights when you receive them! Everyone is happier when we resolve issues quickly.
Warranty. Our warranty for all our products is 90 days of normal, seasonal use. If a product is defective or fails during the 90 days following receipt of your order, please contact us right away. We will work with you to troubleshoot the problem, and if the issue is not easily and quickly resolved, we will ll correct the situation.
Returns. You can return eligible products when you contact us within 14 days of receiving an order to let us know you are returning items from your order. We will provide you with addressing instructions. Customer is responsible for return shipping.
Eligible products have not been installed and are in their original packaging in like-new condition. If returned products are received within 45 days of receiving your order, there is no restocking fee. After 45 days, a 15% restocking fee will be deducted from your merchandise credit. No returns accepted after 60 days.
Upon receipt of your return, your account will be credited for the cost of the products. Shipping charges are not credited.
See our complete Shipping, Warranty, and Returns Policy for return instructions and additional information.