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michaem

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Hi

I am currently only several months into my Level 2 so i am not very experienced.

I have a bar that consists of spotlights that has had to be taken down from the kitchen as it was about to fall off ( dodgy Plastering )

I want to put a battern holder up there but the cables are just not long enough to terminate into the holder.

So ideally i am going to need to extend the cable cant replace as it is not possible to locate cable back to the supply.

How do i extend the cable I was thinking of using a 5 amp strip connector and running a small amount of 1.0mm twin and earth But is a strip connector the right item for the job.

Do i need a junction box if so which one?

Any help would be great .

Thanks

 

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Firstly, Welcome to the forum.

You could do it with a 5A terminal strip in a Chocbox.

You could also use a JB - Like you have suggested.

You could Crimp & Heat shrink them (& Choc Box - if you wish)

You could use Push fit connectors, and - you've guessed it - a choc box.

:D

 

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Hi Admin

Thanks for the quick answer I gather the key item to use is a chocbox.

Can i just ask is a terminal strip the strip connector that i was refering to i.e the small plastic clear terminals?

Thanks Again

Matt

 
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Hi AdminThanks for the quick answer I gather the key item to use is a chocbox.

Can i just ask is a terminal strip the strip connector that i was refering to i.e the small plastic clear terminals?

Thanks Again

Matt
Hello michaem....

welcome;)

I think you are correct you and Admin are both talking about the same stuff.

Strip connector

Terminal strip

Terminal block

Connector block

Screw terminal strip

Screw connector block...

etc... (or any other similar combination of words!)

all various names for the same stuff.

typically comes in 3A, 5A, 15A, 30A ratings..

ChocBox is the rectangular box that you can mount the

"terminal strip" into.

Just as a tip...

although the 5a rating is suitable for a lighting circuit...

The holes for the wires can often be too small if you goto to get more than two conductors into them..

e.g. if light is looping in & out to next lamp..

you could have;

supply in / supply out / switch / light fitting,

e.g. maybe 3 neutrals & 4 earths in some of the connectors..

if 1.5mm can be a bit of a no go! :(

If I have to use terminal strip I tend to use 15A as the smallest practical size!

(unless its is crammed into the back of a tight wall light fitting with just the two of each conductor.. then 5A may be only option! )

:) ;)

 
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PMSLSL - don`t mock the afflicted.........

`Pache - someone may actually think that is an acceptable solution:O:O:O

Innovative idea, though] :)
Don't panic mate - Admin changed me to forum vet so as not to casue confusion, and so the newbies know to ignore me :)

Pache - someone may actually think that is an acceptable solution:O:O:O
thought a soldered joint was acceptable ;)

 

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