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Wago connectors to terminate earth wire

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Jupiter01, 9 Feb 2020.

  1. Jupiter01

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    Are there any wago (or similar connectors) that I can use to terminate an earth wire when it is not required in some lights?
    I either have to use a two terminal connector or terminal block which I cover with insulation tape.
     
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    As long as you prevent the CPC's copper core touching something it shouldn't, it doesn't matter what you use.
     
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    [​IMG] The 221 are the smallest

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    Thanks for clearing that up.
    Also, I tend to use these type for my connections:
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    Are these okay to use? Is the main difference between these and the image you posted, the ability to re-use?
     
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    The difference is the lever type can be used for solid or stranded conductors, the push in style are for solid conductors only.
    Both types are reusable.

    Insulation tape is not required with any of them.
     
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    You don’t need to cover it with insulation tape.
     
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    Lets go for the hat trick... no need for insulation tape
     
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    if you use insulating tape (properly), no need for the connector. :)
     
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    Agree with the wago 221s @chivers67 they are much easier and smaller than the old bulky ones and the one size can do all common sizes of t&e.
    It's worth having a bunch of two hole ones and three hole ones for flexibility.
    The only reason i like screw terminals sometimes is you can jam as many wires in as you like before you tighten down, meaning they can be even more compact.
     
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    Thanks guys. That's very helpful.
    I have only ever used insulation tape over the terminal blocks off a connection strip - not with a wago connector. I assume its not relevant with this either?
     
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    If its T + E cable a common trick is to cut the sleeving longer so the copper is back up inside
    I sometimes fit IDEAL in line connecters on the end
    [​IMG]
     
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    You shouldn't need any insulation tape as there shouldn't be any exposed live / neutrals.

    I normally use a single gang small terminal strip as it's very small (width) and easy to remove later.
    I do this mainly to make it clear that the wire is intentionally not connected, rather than looking like it's come loose from somewhere.

    Obviously for any actual connection a Wago is much much better than a terminal strip.
     
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