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cm11599ps
12-12-2008, 10:42 PM
Is is possible to plug a male extension cord into the end of a female string? I find the plugs never match up because one prong is bigger than the other.

dnesci
12-12-2008, 11:59 PM
If you are using newer strings some are polorized and you can connect an extension cord. If your strings are not polarized, you could make your own extension cord using a non-polarized plug.

BUT, ONLY DO THIS IF YOU ARE CONFIDENT IN MAKING THE EXTENSION CORD.

deplanche
12-13-2008, 12:07 AM
It is phyically possible to do if you have a polarized plug, but NOT recommended. The light strings are not rated to carry much current, and you could very easily overload it and cause a fire. Best to avoid this and run an extension cord from an outlet to wherever it is you are trying to go.

stanward
12-28-2008, 04:55 AM
You can take a nibbler and "cut" down the neutral lug on the male extension cord. After you cut down the neutral lug, both lugs are the same width.

Be careful when plugging in a polarized extension cord into a non-polarized. Most times, there is a reason why the plug is polarized in the first place.

bmcgeeny
12-28-2008, 05:07 PM
It is phyically possible to do if you have a polarized plug, but NOT recommended. The light strings are not rated to carry much current, and you could very easily overload it and cause a fire. Best to avoid this and run an extension cord from an outlet to wherever it is you are trying to go.

And since the plug on the light string is fused, it will be the weak link. You will pop the fuse before you eeven come close to reaching the load limits of an extension cord/

But to ask a question. Why would you want to do this?

chilloutdocdoc
01-11-2009, 06:08 PM
Depending on the set you might be able to use a little bit of pressure to stick the sets right into each other, however i don't recommend this as it is extremely easy to damage lights and personal property this way.