Male Gilbert Plug SPT-1 Brown
Male Gilbert Plug SPT-1 Brown

Male Gilbert Plug SPT-1 Brown

Polarized

Price: $1.31
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SKU: MALE-800
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How do I cut Christmas light cords to fit? How do professional installers get Christmas lights to fit so nicely?

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-1 plug is for 18 AWG wire only. See our brown male SPT-2 plugs if you are working with the cords made with this thicker installation.

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? Female Gilbert Plug SPT-1 Brown

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.


Specifications

For CA Residents: Prop 65 Notice

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 and Warranty page for return instructions and additional information.

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Type Male
Color Brown
For Insulation Rating SPT-1
Material Plastic
Fuse No
Voltage Rating 125 V
Max Current Rating 10 Amps
Polarized Yes
Usage Indoor/Outdoor
Use Only With 18-2 Cord, Lamp Cord, Parallel Cord
Tools Required None

Customer Reviews

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A G.
Easy to use

These are super easy to use. I had never used these before and had no problems using it on my Christmas lights cords. Thanks for the excellent blog posts and videos.

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A G.
Easy to use

These female Gilbert plugs, like their male counterpart, are super easy to use. I had never used these before and had no problems using it on my Christmas lights cords. Thanks for the excellent blog posts and videos.

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Favinger
Easy

Work and very easy to use. Just like stated little to no electrical experience required.

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David M.
Worked well.

These worked out well for my installation. It's nice to not have bundles of extension cords.

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David M.
Worked great!

These worked out well for my installation. It's nice to not have bundles of extension cords.

B
Blair
Easy Solution

These plugs are installed in seconds with only a 1/4" snip to separate the two strands. They allowed me to customized my string and eliminate the bulk of leftover sockets. Great flexibility.

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Nolan S.
Great Products

Everything arrived quickly so we could get our house decorated. Good quality products and great customer service.

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Christopher C.
Worked great!

Easy to use. Did just what I wanted.

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brad
great cust service

ordered the female ends by mistake. called customer service and they got my male ends in the mail the same day. got them 2 days later and was able to complete my display on time.

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Brian S.
Easy To Use

I bought 2 100ft rolls so I could make my own light string to match my house. Super easy to use, great product.

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Shipping Policy

We are currently shipping Monday - Friday with most orders placed before 1:00 CST shipping the same or next business day.

Orders cannot be canceled or changed once they are placed. 

Delivery Timeframe Notices Regarding Air Orders

Orders placed via ground service should arrive in 1-5 business days depending on your zip code. This estimate does not include weekends, Saturdays, or major Holidays.  

2-Day air orders shipped on Thursday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. Next-Day orders shipped on Friday do not arrive Saturday but should arrive the following Monday. No orders are delivered on the weekend and the weekend does not count as days in transit.

Due to these unprecedented times, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee any method of shipping, including Air Service.

To ensure prompt shipping verify that your order is correct. Please do the following checks:

1. Confirm bulb bases and cord sockets match. 
2. Confirm 18 AWG wire SPT rating matches the SPT rating of plugs.
3. For bulk C7/C9 bulbs and cords orders, don't forget gilbert plugs, if required.
4. Double-check the wire color on all strings lights.