Polarized to non-polarized


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Old 12-14-04, 01:15 PM
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Question Polarized to non-polarized

Okay I apologize in advance for asking such a stupid and trivial question.

I have two (Christmas) light strings that I'd like to connect with an extension cord. Naturally the extension cords these days all have polarized plugs. The sockets on the light strings only accept non-polarized plugs. Is there some kind of polarized to non-polarized adapter that can be used? Are they safe? Where can I find something like that? (e.g., Lowe's had bupkis.)

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John
 
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Old 12-14-04, 05:10 PM
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You should be able to plug non polarized lights into the polarized extention cord. I don't see the problem.
 
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Old 12-14-04, 05:28 PM
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Sounds like you are trying to plug the extension cord into the light string rather than the light string into the extension cord. Is this true?
 
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Old 12-14-04, 07:39 PM
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Yeah, that's what I meant... two light strings separated by a distance. One string plugging into the extension cord w/ the extension cord plugging into the second string (desired).
 
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Old 12-14-04, 07:46 PM
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John,

I just looked at my lights. They have polarized plugs. Could you use different lights?

The only other alternative I can think of would be for you to use a longer extension cord and run it differently.
 
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Old 12-15-04, 06:31 AM
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I noticed a lot of the newer C7 and C9 sets have these polarized plugs but the mini-light sets (the ones that are in series) seem to not have them.
 
 

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