I don't normally like doing this but what is the modern version of the
old fashioned chocblock.
It's just i need to extend a 2 core mains wire for an alarm clock, i did
take it apart with the idea of just rewiring it with a longer 2 core
cable but the mains wires were wired into a small transformer looking
thing and it was beyond my knowledge to take that apart so will have to
add to its length but butting 2 sets of wires together.
p.s. screwfix/amazon/ebay are fine with me
Minimum space solution is crimps, you can heatshrink each and then
heatshrink the whole lot.
Easiest is probably Wago connectors but these (like choc block) should
really be in a box.
There are now small 'in line' boxes suitable for a choc block
connectors, e.g. :-
Search for an in-line mains cable connector.
They are available in both permanently wired types, and plug and
socket types - you want the permanently wired type.
is an example.
Choc boxes are not suitable for this - they have exposed live parts
(albeit not very exposed) and no cable grip.
When you extend the cable, make sure you fit a 3 amp (or lower) fuse
in the plug. (Short cables of this type are allowed a higher fuse
rating than longer cables.)
If the clock currently has a molded on plug, you can't reuse that.
Make sure you remove the fuse from it and dispose of it such that
children can't find it and play with it. One child has been killed
by doing this.
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