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    Default Dividing a 200 Incan String

    Can I divide a 200 string of incandescent lights into two 100 light strings or into four 50 light strings? I know I can divide a 100 light string into two 50 light strings, I'm just not sure if the same rules apply to a 200 light string.

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    Default Re: Dividing a 200 Incan String

    it depends on how they are wired
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    Default Re: Dividing a 200 Incan String

    Quote Originally Posted by TazChaLet View Post
    it depends on how they are wired
    As stated it depends but very likely still wired as groups of 50. I did this with 300 count icicles. Those are also groups of 50. In that case the direction of power flow just flips every 50 bulbs which is probably what your 200 does. In my case electricity flowed this way: 0-50 comes from plug then 100-51, then 101-150, 200-151, 201-250, 300-251. I hope that makes sense.


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    It depends on the voltage of the bulbs, a 100 count sting (of 2 50 count sections) has 2.4v bulbs, the max you power in series is 50 (2.4v x 50 = 120v) So look at the packaging or tags on the string, it will give you the voltage. That being said, it is most likely setup as 4 x 50 count sections, mine were. Look for section where there are only 2 wires between 2 lights, you can always cut them there.
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    Default Re: Dividing a 200 Incan String

    Thanks all! I thought as such, but just wanted to make sure.

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    Default Re: Dividing a 200 Incan String

    Not knowing how the string is designed, count up 50 bulbs from the plug and look at the wire between bulbs 50-51. If it's only 2 wires, that's a place where you can cut the string. Do the same between bulbs 100-101 and 150-151.

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