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WAGO Connectors

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Has anybody had any long-term experience with this type of wiring connector? I installed a few packaged light fixtures that included this connector in my own home recently and have never seen them before.

What do you think?



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  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,654
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    They're pretty popular from what I can see. They make things go faster, too. I've used them on side jobs, but I wouldn't use them in Grandma's house.
    Intplm.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,633
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    One of the electrical forums I follow they have mostly good reviews. Old timers like me won't trust them LOL.

    I think for now for average applications they have their place. Would I use them on heavier loads....probably not.

    For light fixtures etc I think they are fine
    Intplm.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,009
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    One of the electrical forums I follow they have mostly good reviews. Old timers like me won't trust them LOL.

    I think for now for average applications they have their place. Would I use them on heavier loads....probably not.

    For light fixtures etc I think they are fine

    It's my understanding that electricians use these in Europe and do not use wire nuts.
  • jad3675
    jad3675 Member Posts: 127
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    I like wago levers and their wall nuts. Takes up a lot less space in older boxes. My house was built in '51 and all of the pig tails are soldered and wrapped. There's not a lot of space for a wire nut.

  • Robert_25
    Robert_25 Member Posts: 530
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    My wife works for a lighting company and they use Wago connectors frequently. For a stranded wire to solid wire connection, they have far less issues with the Wago's than wirenuts.

    Just last week was I wiring up a 24v transformer and decided to use Wago's instead of wirenuts. I would not use them on everything, but it is certainly worth keeping a nice assortment of them in your toolbox.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    I'm a sparky, I've used literally thousands of the Wago lever nuts. I especially like them for lights, easy one handed wire connections while the other hand holds the lighting fixture. 

    I dont use them on any potentially high current applications like recepticals or motors. But for lighting, and all things controls (think 14awg stranded wire) they are used almost exclusively. 
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    EBEBRATT-Ed
  • jad3675
    jad3675 Member Posts: 127
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    I wonder if my Grandfather, who was an electrician in the 1930s, felt the same way about wire nuts vs soldered and tape?

    John
    ratioIntplm.
  • super_snop
    super_snop Member Posts: 48
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    I switched over to Wagos when I renovated the bottom floor of my house. Used them for everything. There are a few good youtube videos of load tests being performed and they hold up just the sane as a wire nut. 
    Intplm.