Extending cable from light string to transformer

Anastasia sidiropoulos

Anastasia (Stacey)
Joined
Sep 29, 2017
Messages
15
Location
Melbourne
Good evening all, just wanted some guidance on how everyone extends their cables to enable transformers to reach undercover? I many not be clear in how I’m asking this. Most fairy lights (and other types of Christmas lights) only have lead lengths from last bulb to transformer of about 5 meters these days. How do I get a connector lead to extend it to say 10 or so meters to enable me to place the lights far enough away from the transformer? Are people just cutting the lines and joining new cable? If so where are you purchasing the cables from?
The connector ends that I am having issues with are the ones with two pins. The ones with a dc plug I have plenty of extension cables for.
Hoping you can help. Anastasia
 

David_AVD

Really old (now a Grandpa)
Community project designer
Generous elf
Joined
Jun 12, 2010
Messages
4,227
Location
Victoria Point (Brisbane)
It's unlikely that you'll find ready made extensions with the 2 pin connectors.

Can you or someone you know solder? If not, you could always use terminal blocks to join a longer section of wire into the existing length.
 

Anastasia sidiropoulos

Anastasia (Stacey)
Joined
Sep 29, 2017
Messages
15
Location
Melbourne
It's unlikely that you'll find ready made extensions with the 2 pin connectors.

Can you or someone you know solder? If not, you could always use terminal blocks to join a longer section of wire into the existing length.
Am I able to buy wire to join on to the lights? And does shrink tube do a similar job? I know how to cut and join as such, just don’t have soldering equipment.
 
Top