Unusual Electrical Connections

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very good job has help greatly
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Stranded Wire

To join a stranded wire to a terminal, strip the wire end and twist the strands together. Use your fingers to form a loop. Wrap the bare wire clockwise around the terminal screw. You may need to push the wire into place as you tighten the screw to make sure no strands slip out.

Two Wires, One Terminal

Never attach two wires to a single terminal. Instead, make a pigtail. Cut a piece of wire about 6 inches long and strip both ends. Splice one end to the two wires you need to connect, screw on a wire nut, and attach the other end to the terminal.

Setscrew Terminals

In service panels, 240-volt receptacles, and other high-voltage connections, you find setscrew terminals. Loosen the setscrew, push the stripped wire end into the terminal hole, and tighten the setscrew.


Comments (3)
anonymous wrote:

very good job has help greatly

8/19/2010 05:38:36 AM Report Abuse
johnkelly5 wrote:

how to wire a new light onto an exsisting single pole light switch with two wires already attached ??

8/14/2010 12:09:53 AM Report Abuse
ocrothers wrote:

color code three wire to a two wire connection

7/29/2010 01:37:35 PM Report Abuse
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