Male Gilbert Plugs SPT-2 Green
Male Gilbert Plugs SPT-2 Green

Male Gilbert Plugs SPT-2 Green

Price: $1.25
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SKU: MALE-400-2
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What do I do after I cut off my Christmas light cord?

You install a plug. A plug like this one. Note, this plug is only for cord 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 green 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 green electrical tape, Female Gilbert Plug Green SPT-2, 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.

Type Male
Color Green
For Insulation Rating SPT-2
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

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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 and Warranty page for return instructions and additional information.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
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.


Shipping Policy

We are currently shipping Monday - Thursday 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.