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tomtheelder2020

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Good news: Rewiring my garage is complete! Went from one light and one receptacle to 5 LED fixtures and 7 receptacles (2 on exterior walls).

Bad news: When I snapped the LED unit into the base unit of one fixture I pinched a wire between them. It worked fine for two days but shorted out this morning.

I am fine with doing electrical wiring but this wire is such small gauge that it is more like electronics wiring - which I know nothing about. Can I just strip the ends and twist them together? Will changing the resistance of the two wires connected to the LEDs affect their operation? Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

kok328

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slight increase in resistance shouldn't be a problem. wire nut them, solder them, butt splice them, whatever, you should be fine.
 

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Thanks for response kok328. I don't know if they make a wire nut small enough for these (OD of insulation is 1/16 inch). I will try twisting them together and covering with heat-shrink tubing - and I will be a little more careful when snapping the two halves together.
 

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Hi, if you twist them together they should be soldered first.
Geo
 

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Thanks for the imput geochurchi. Should something like this arise again I will do that. For this time, I just twisted them together and covered with heat-shrink tubing. The LEDs did not light so I presume something in the electronics got fried. A new fixture is in place - I was more careful this time.
 
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