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Old 11-25-2012, 10:52 PM  
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I put two T12 4 footer tube fluorescent fixtures up and was about to use some Wago Wall Nuts push in connectors. Box says they're good for 12 - 16 AWG stranded and 12- 18 AWG solid wires. The solid wires go right in and stay in. The stranded come right back out.

Any one use these, or any tricks to gettin it to work?



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Old 11-26-2012, 01:03 PM  
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:47 PM  
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Back stab devices are different than the WAGO connectors. I have not seen any reports of the same issue with the WAGOs as with the back stab receptacles and switches.

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Still,
push-on implies spring loaded implies low contact pressure implies low contact surface area implies not-so-low contact impedance that increases with time implies heating implies loss of contact spring temper.

But, with the low currents drawn by fluorescents it might work over a reasonable fixture lifetime.

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throw those connectors away and use wire nuts.

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I agree with KOK . . . the heat-up and cool-down associated with those fixtures makes me worry about connectors coming loose. I pre-twist the wires and cut off the end for a good blunt tip. Using wire nuts, I twist on and then apply a couple tight turns of electrician's tape. You'll never have to worry.



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