FeMale Socket Conversion
I don’t know how many of you clip the male ends off of light strands when you add them to your SSRs or controllers, but I found a great use for them once they’re cut off. I used the parts to connect two female plugs together.
This proved to be extremely helpful when adding the female end of a cutoff 1/2 strand of lights onto the end of an existing strand. No need to solder, crimp, cut, or modify the end just to add that half strand.
Follow these steps to convert your female plug into a male plug.
1 – Open up the male connectors to expose the insides. I found that this was much easier after compressing the sides with a pair of pliers. This created extra room for the plastic tabs to be released.
2 – Remove the brass inserts (the male parts) from the plug.
3 – Using pliers, smash the small tab of the brass insert that sticks out a bit. This allows the male parts to be used on both sides.