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Old 11-05-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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Boy these WAGO triple deuces are awesome.

Shove anything you want in them.

We use 22 AWG hookup wire when landing it on a pcb. The 222's will accept as small as 28 AWG.

Tried some breadboard jumpers too. No problem. We solder them on a small plated through hole when we need to capture a signal waveform.

DMM probes. No problem.

Up to 10 AWG I think. We use 14 AWG for line voltage.

And unlike some other products out there, insert anything that will fit, then insert anything else and it still works, whereas with some other products you can only go bigger but never smaller on subsequent insertions.

I got the 140 pc kit on Amazon.

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50 x 3 port
40 x 5 port.

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Old 11-05-2019, 06:13 PM   #2
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Those are the original lever nuts. They go to 12 gauge.

The 221 series are newer and smaller and clear.
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I still won't use them.
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I still won't use them.
Is that so?
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They are awesome.

Especially for short taps.

The stuff that results from pre-twisting -- and cutting them back.
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They are awesome.

Especially for short taps.

The stuff that results from pre-twisting -- and cutting them back.
Really? You make that many mistakes wiring that you have to cut them back that many times? I find that hard to believe.....
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Really? You make that many mistakes wiring that you have to cut them back that many times? I find that hard to believe.....
No it's the 3 previous times a handyman or homeowner changed out their devices. I'm always dealing with short wire.

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Really? You make that many mistakes wiring that you have to cut them back that many times? I find that hard to believe.....
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Even before lever nuts, wagos were the way to go for extending short wires in the back of the box.
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I was the REPAIR man.

Such short taps were NEVER my work

You guys are such a bunch of kidders.

My poor lot in life was to CORRECT every bozo.

I was consigned to the CLEANUP detail.

I had to wipe the azz about 100 'electricians.'

I use that term VERY usely.

Yeah, I QUIT.
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The original lever nuts are great, but I really like the clear ones because you can visually confirm the strip length is just right, the wire is seated just right.
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When I first bought the newer model 221 I still liked the older 222 a bit better because I was used to it.

But now I don’t know of any reason why the older model would be better than the new one. The clamp inside is the same in both models. The new model is clear so you could see the conductor, it’s smaller, the levers work easier since they don’t need to be clipped down, and there is a test port on both sides.
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I still won't use them.
You will when the pricing on them hits $x.03 or $.01 at your local Home Depot
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Is that so?
It is so.

Once upon a time I installed a bunch of LED wall packs from Eaton/Lumark. They had genuine Wago Levernuts installed from the factory. I cut them all off and used regular wire nuts. I saved the lever nuts and I still have them to this day. I have never found a place where I would trust them.
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It is so.

Once upon a time I installed a bunch of LED wall packs from Eaton/Lumark. They had genuine Wago Levernuts installed from the factory. I cut them all off and used regular wire nuts. I saved the lever nuts and I still have them to this day. I have never found a place where I would trust them.
I see.
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I was the REPAIR man.

Such short taps were NEVER my work

You guys are such a bunch of kidders.

My poor lot in life was to CORRECT every bozo.

I was consigned to the CLEANUP detail.

I had to wipe the azz about 100 'electricians.'

I use that term VERY usely.

Yeah, I QUIT.
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