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Old 01-10-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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two wires on one terminal? or pigtail?


Can I connect two "braided" or "strand" circuit wires on one terminal or must i pigtail it before connecting to the termina:? thanks.

does pigtailing just extend the wires? kinda like an extension cord?
thanks

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Old 01-10-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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two wires on one terminal? or pigtail?


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Can I connect two "braided" or "strand" circuit wires on one terminal or must i pigtail it before connecting to the termina:? thanks.

does pigtailing just extend the wires? kinda like an extension cord?
thanks

One wire per screw, but what kind of terminal are you talking about?

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