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Old 01-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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I just purchaed a 6' pre-made cable http://www.acehardwareoutlet.com/Pro...px?SKU=3292257

to run to my fluorescent lights. The knock out on the light itself is 0.5" in diameter and the connectors on the end of the cable are .75". I looked at ACE, HD and Lowes and no one carry's a connector that would fit into the 0.5" hole. Any suggestions?

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Why do you need this whip? What do you mean you go tit to "run" the lights?

Where are you connecting the other end?

What you are looking for is a 3/8" cable connector. Any electrical supply house will have them.

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I am running the whip from the lights (under the cabinets) up into the cabinet and then through the wall down to a switch (don't want to use a plug). The total length will be 24" at the most. The wip doesnt say AC or MC so not sure what is actually is. It is a 3/8" conduit that just has a green, white, black wire. Are they normally aluminum or steel?
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.... Any suggestions?
Drill out the hole to 7/8". Problem solved.
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I would prefer a small connector to keep the depth down.
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I would prefer a small connector to keep the depth down.
There's probably not going to be much difference in depth between a 7/8 fitting and 1/2" fitting. In the time it will take you to locate a 1/2" fitting, you could use a hole saw to knock out a 7/8" and be done. That's what I did with my shop lights, since the factory knockouts were too small for the cable fittings.
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Do they make a flex conduit that is smaller then 3/8"?
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There's probably not going to be much difference in depth between a 7/8 fitting and 1/2" fitting. In the time it will take you to locate a 1/2" fitting, you could use a hole saw to knock out a 7/8" and be done. That's what I did with my shop lights, since the factory knockouts were too small for the cable fittings.
7/8" and 1/2" in the electrical field are the same as far as KO's and holes are concerned. 1/2" connectors require a 7/8" hole.
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depending on where this is you dont need armoured cable, you can use nmd90 for this

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