How do professional installers branch off of C7/C9 Christmas Lights on a roofline to get power to a dormer?
Install an inline female Gilbert plug! Then you can run an extension cord to the dormer! Of course, you still have to make sure you don't overload your breaker or wire.
Male and Female Gilbert plugs (also known as vampire plugs) are required hardware when working with 500 and 1000 foot spools like these:
Note, this SPT-1 plug is for 18 AWG wire only. See our green female SPT-2 plugs if you are working with the cords made with this thicker installation.
Installation is easy and quick. Simply lay the 18 gauge cord 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.
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-1|
|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.