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harveymichael

04:12AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 11/04/05
7 lifetime posts
I'm converting an old candle based chandelier. There will be 10 bulbs. I've purchased the sockets and wire and am about to start making it happen.......but I'm not sure about the wiring. The sockets have one yellow brass terminal (Y) and one white brass terminal(W). My thought is to wire it up so that at the point where the lamps are linked together, I would connect all the wires from Y and all the wires from W into two separate leads which I'd then link into the A/C cord.

Does that sound right? Do I have to be so rigorous to make sure that all the wires from Y and all the wires from W stay in separate bundles?

And once I get the wiring correct, is it wise to solder the twisted bundles?

Thanks. Electricity is my achilles heal.

bink

07:47AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
The center of the sockets should go to the hot side of the cord. The outer side of the sockets should be connected to the neutral(striped) side of the line cord, the side that connected to the wide prong of the line cord. Other then that, you are go to go.

Let us know how it works out.

harveymichael

09:48AM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 11/04/05
7 lifetime posts
And by center of the socket I assume that you mean the terminal that is connected to the brass piece on which the center of the bulb sits....???

Sorry for the dumb questions; I appreciate your answers.

bink

01:57PM | 11/05/05
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
yes, that is correct.

Let us know how it works out.

harveymichael

04:36PM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 11/04/05
7 lifetime posts
THANK YOU for your help in wiring. A beautiful old wrought iron candle chandlier now has 10 lamps and is hanging over our table.

SUCCESS!


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