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    Default Need the name/type of this connector

    Never seen one of these...
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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    Push-In Wire Connector.

    Most electrical suppliers make some version of them, typically color coded the for size of the conductor.


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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    Thanks yall... The elusive push in connector, funny I havent seen one.

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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    The only time I've seen them was inside my light can junction box. They work pretty slick, although it's a bit of a tussle when you have to remove the wire.

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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    I see them in modulars. Good, bad?

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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    good idea or bad ? - you decide-

    they use the same method of connection as a pushing wires into the back of receptacles ( back wired) - which most scream about how bad they are

    the brand I've seen are called " Wago's"


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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    I disagree Ken, the amount of material contact between the connector and the conductor is much more robust. It is not just the edge of the spring like the receptacle backstab. The entire stripped length should be in contact with the push-in connectors.

    I would think these would be more foolproof, especially for homeowners, than wire nuts.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    I am not a big fan of them but I have them on my truck to use when a wire is too short to use a wire nut. I use to use crimp-on butt splices but these are easier to use in tight spaces.


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    Default Re: Need the name/type of this connector

    They are the same principle but not the same design as a back stabbed receptacle. Much better contact area. Several companies are now making them and they are becoming very popular. Not going to replace wire nuts totally IMO. They are coming installed on several fluorescent lighting fixtures as a factory item. The have some nice advantages in the larger gang boxes where multiple grounds need to be connected ...say six or more. Also short wires as mentioned by James. Pretty handy and the wagos will accept up to #10.

    Be careful though not all of them will accept stranded wire.

    Last edited by Roger Frazee; 07-21-2011 at 08:19 AM. Reason: spellin

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