Where to find power connectors for the LED under cabinet lights?

flyingkiteJanuary 14, 2014

I bought a set of the GE/Jasco LED under cabinet lights and have to cut power cord because it's too long.

Unfortunately, it's too late to wire them directly to the power outlet unless we break existing back splash tile.

Now the problem, where to find connectors? I don't think I can reuse the old ones.

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jreagan_gw

You might find them at Jameco, Digikey, or Mouser.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 1:45PM
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randy427

Why not cut the excess length off of the wall plug.end and then put on a replacement plug?

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 2:16PM
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weedmeister

I don't think you can legally cut off the power plug and hardwire this into an outlet.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 3:44PM
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flyingkite

weedmeister,

I won't wire power cord to the outlet, I will plug it into it
I can cut the cord and use replacement plug, but they all look ugly comparing to the manufactured ones.

jreagan,

Thanks for the hint, I'll check all three sites.

If it won't work I have a plan B, cut excessive cord and solder wires. I already ordered Heat Gun and Heat Shrink Tubing stuff.

Just wanted something fancy...

This post was edited by flyingkite on Tue, Jan 14, 14 at 17:26

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:23PM
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weedmeister

" it's too late to wire them directly to the power outlet unless we break existing back splash tile."

I misunderstood 'wire them directly to the ... outlet' to be hard wire them. My bad.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:20PM
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petey_racer

Those kits a a JOKE!! They actually expect you to mount the lights, run the cords (which will all be the perfect length) and plug them in. This is NEVER the case.

You should not cut any of the cords, even the plug. You need to hide the slack somewhere.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 7:31AM
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flyingkite

Actually it's very easy to hide them and nobody (except kids) will see them. Just striving for perfection....

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 2:14PM
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flyingkite

I believe I found one on the Jameco site, it's MOLEX 02-09-1119.

Looks very similar:

Also ordered crimping and extraction tools, they are not expensive and will be used in my future projects.

Thanks all for the help!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 3:35PM
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wmokey

I'm looking for a similar solution flyingkite, although I need to make a longer link cable. Did the pin extractor and crimp tool work for you? What are the part numbers?

    Bookmark   March 5, 2015 at 8:24AM
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