I'm going to try some under-kitchen cupboard LEDS. The supply is a 12V
Could I could just trail some thin (but a lot thicker than that coming
from the transformer) bell-wire type cable behind the kitchen units,
fixed out of the way but not in a conduit? And joining a 4m extension
using solder and heat-shrink?
Well I'd have thought that as long as the supply you use is rated correctly
for the load, and has a tolerance for short circuits and is very well
isolated mains wise, I'd really see no issues. Just look at the way garden
lights are 'installed' where the cable is just either using IDC or choc
block connectors. The number of times such installations get mown cut with
shears etc, has to be be quite great, yet the power transformer copes or
blows a fuse.
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On Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 9:46:29 AM UTC+1, RJH wrote:
Speaker cable,cheap flexible availble in large diameters if it`s going a long way, Scotchloks as in the vampire tap type and Wago connectors are your friends.
One of Wago 222 features is ability to join cables of very different diameters ,try that with choc bloc ;-)
On Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:44:27 +0100 (BST), Dave Liquorice wrote:
Yes - I was thinking of the lever type.
The Hager that I've been using can take fine-stranded wire as the terminal
has to be pushed open unless the conductor is solid, so any type of stranded
is reatively easy to get in.
One little note though - the 'lighting connectors' - 224 series take
solid core (or coarse stranded) at one end - and flexible multi stranded
at the other end, witha sprung connector that you push down to insert
On Sunday, 18 October 2015 09:46:29 UTC+1, RJH wrote:
Considering the future, when no-one knows what has been done : every piece
of hidden cabling should be visually similar wherever it comes out of hidin
g, to help anyone who later may want to trace the electrical distribution i
n the property. So take the bell-wire all the way from the LEDS to the tra
nsformer, with the joint at the transformer itself. You could perhaps even
glue it to the transformer, so providing strain-relief for the thin transf
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