Male or Female Pigtail for input

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  1. jspaulding22

    jspaulding22 New Elf

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    Question, and maybe I am missing the reason. I leave my lights up all year because I do other songs for various holidays or birthdays. I have my pigtails configured with the female on the input so I can cap them when not in use. But everything I see that Ray Wu sells "pre-pigtailed" has the male on the input. I have been doing my own pigtails because of this reason. What do others do? Am I missing the reason or logic behind his configuration? Thanks.


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    female for output for safety reasons
     
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    I see. I guess I am just thinking of my scenario. I solder each strip together when needed so I don't have too many pigtails on the output. Only when I inject power. Thanks.
     
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    I think of it like a power point an extension cord. A power point is female so it's harder to connect the contact points and cause a short.
     
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    Thanks. Any idea if there are plugs for both male and female? With keeping the lights up all year long, I would like to protect the connectors as long a possible.. Thanks guys.
     
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    There are ends available to seal off female plugs. If you can't find them for the male plugs then I'd just use a female plug with the wires coming off it sealed and unused.
     

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