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Old 02-23-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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Help with wiring multi-bulb lamp


Thanks in advance. I'm just trying to wire a table lamp with multiple bulbs and I have a few questions. I've wired chandeliers several times but I always clustered the wires - this won't work on this lamp. I've attached a diagram. I believe I've drawn a parallel circuit but not sure. Couple questions: the sockets have leads attached which are (I believe) SPT-1 18 gauge AWM rated at 105 Celsius. I'll use an SPT-2 cord for the power supply up to the first set of wire nuts. If each of the connections are with wire nuts (the squares on the diagram) does it matter what size wire I use internally between them? Stick with AWM or SPT-1, does it matter? Bulbs will be either 25 watt or 40 watt max so am I correct that 4x25 will draw 0.83 amps and 4x40 will draw 1.33? Everything look okay for that? Any other concerns about this design? Thanks again!!


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One time posters are not allowed to include graphics.

Post a few more times, and try again.


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Okay. Thanks. Was wondering why it wasn't visible.
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Here's the diagram: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...XFFRXlETzU3dzA
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Use wiring equal to , or larger than what is on the sockets.

Never undersized, because the undersized wire will heat up and probably catch fire.


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