Extending Electric Power Cable – Electric Cable Joiner

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Extending Power Cable

Of course, the easiest way to extend power cables is to use an extension cable. However, if you have exposed cables or no room for the wide jack of an extension cord, you will need to look for alternative options. We show you two practical ways to extend power cables.

Depending on how you want to extend your power cables, you need different equipment. But you definitely need the following to extend a power cable:

Obtain a suitable sheath line.

You also need a knife or a wire stripper.

Note: In the event of an insurance claim, your home contents and liability insurance may not be payable for negligent installation.

If you do not have previous experience, hire an electrician.

Extend cables with luster terminals

Cable extension with luster terminals

Cable extension with luster terminals

The simplest variant is to connect power cables with luster terminals and thus to extend. Of course you need luster terminals, and a small slotted screwdriver. How to proceed:

Make sure there is no current on any cables that you process.

Then remove about 1.2 cm of the cable sheath.

Then insulate each 3 mm from each wire.

Now you almost completely unscrew the screws of the luster terminals.

Then insert one lead into each slot of the luster terminal and tighten the screw.

The insulation should be terminated with the metal piece of the luster terminal so that no exposed metal is visible, but the screw will certainly catch the wire and not the insulation.

Connect the same with the same, i.e. the outer, neutral and protective conductors together.

Pull firmly on the connected cable.

Just make sure the connection lasts.

Disconnecting lines can cause you to miss an electric shock or cause a short circuit.

Extend cable by crimping

A space-saving extension of power cables you get by crimping out. So your extended cable will certainly fit in a small cable. How to proceed:

Even before crimping make sure that there is no voltage on the cables.

Now you need a crimping pliers and insulated butt joints: remove about one centimeter of the cable sheath.

Now insulate about one third of the length of the butt joint from each wire.

Then insert the cable into the butt joint until you feel resistance.

The butt joint has a slightly narrower, firmer part.

Here is a metal tube inside.

The pipe must end up in the metal pipe and the insulation must start behind it.

The stripped wire must not peek out of the butt joint.

Most crimping pliers have a colored mark that indicates which butt joint is crimped in which pliers opening. Place the crimping tool on the side of the cable just before the end of the metal tube and squeeze the sir. Pull something on the crimped connection. This will ensure that the cable will last later and pose no danger. Proceed in the same way with the other lines.

Here, too, always connect the same with the same, i.e. the outer, neutral and protective conductors together. Note: When crimping, unlike the terminal block, the connection is permanent

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