What shall I do with the extra parts?

suzanne_slNovember 4, 2011

In the course of installing our undercabinet lights, we mistakenly put a connector cord in the wrong way around. The cord in question is inside the wall running from one side of the sink, under the window, and back up the other side to cabinet height. It's not coming out to get the male and female ends the right way around. The fix for this was to order a connector from Kichler. Unfortunately, their website has the same description for both the male and female connectors, and our lighting store ordered the wrong one for us. Now we have the right one, but they don't want the wrong one back. Not only that, these connectors come in packs of 3, so we have 3 male connectors we don't need, plus the two left over female connectors. Somebody must have a use for them, yes? It's not the sort of thing we'll find a use for in the future.

Kichler 12349 BK, Cabinet Lighting LED Black Male Connectors (3 pieces)

Kichler 12348 BK, Cabinet Lighting LED Black Female Connectors (2 pieces)

Please steer me in the right direction.

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greg_2010

I have a garbage can under my kitchen sink, you may have one in the same location.

If you want to go through the hassle you could try to sell them (or give them away) on ebay or craigslist.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 4:19PM
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suzanne_sl

Wish I had a garbage can under the sink, but the sink isn't connected to water yet. ;-)

Was actually hoping someone would say they had some use for them.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 5:13PM
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brickeyee

"The cord in question is inside the wall..."

Cordage is not allowed inside walls.

Concealed wiring in walls must be an electrical code approved wiring method, ad NO flexible cord has this approval.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2011 at 5:42PM
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suzanne_sl

Now I had to go look up exactly what that cord is:

25' Black Power supply lead for LED connection of 12380Bk to 12382BK. CL2 jacket suitable for run behind walls (please check local electrical code for compliance) U.S. Patent Pending

Except ours is 10', not 25'. This is one of the few parts of this job we hired out because because between the two of us we really don't have the expertise to do it well and safely. It wasn't just the undercab lights, we also added in 7 recessed lights, moved the ceiling fan, moved outlets/switches and added outlets/switches. I'm big on DIY, but not that big.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 12:21PM
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Ron Natalie

Class 2 wiring is approved when being used with current-limited devices such as this.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 3:46PM
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brickeyee

Lighting rarely has a low enough current to meet the signalling rules.

"please check local electrical code for compliance"

that is a HUGE red flag.
Dir you chec

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 3:58PM
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spencer_electrician

actually LED lighting doesn't draw squat so each run is usually under 60VA

    Bookmark   November 5, 2011 at 9:53PM
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pjb999

If they are rated FT1 or FT4 they are ok aren't they?

Sell or give away the plugs on Craigslist, Kijiji or Freecycle.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 3:04PM
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talley_sue_nyc

or offer them to whoever it was that did your job.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2011 at 3:41PM
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