We get asked a lot regarding how the SPT2 Flex Deluxe system goes together, so we thought we would answer all these questions here.
Question - Can I move a female connector on the main cable?
Answer - Yes simply unclip it and move it to where you want it to go and plug the light back in. Removing the female connector will leave small puncture holes in the cable insulation, but these will close up and pose no problem to the working of the system in any way.
Question - How do I make a "branch" off the main cable?
Answer - Simply clamp on a female connector on the main cable where you want to branch off and plug another cable in. If you have an off cut of cable you will need to put a male connector on the end of the cable off cut to enable it to plug into the female connector. The same applies if you are looking to extend your existing run of cable. i.e clamp a female connector near the end of your exisiting cable and simply plug in another SPT2 cable.
Question - Can I cut the SPT2 cable to length?
Answer - Yes it is better to cut it to length, than trying to coil up excess or hide it.
Question - What is the maximum amount of cable I can use?
Answer - Generally we say 60-80mtr from the transformer to the furthest light in the system. We may be able to go further, but we will have to help plan the system with you.
Question - Can we mix SPT2, SPT3 and SPT1 cable in the system?
Answer - Yes but we advise that you should always start with the larger size cables and leave the smaller SPT1 cables towards the end of the system to avoid the chance of Volt Drop. This does not include the cable that comes with the lights. This is generally SPT1 cable and only needs to be the smaller cable as it is only a short length of cable.
Question - Can I use the 3 way splitter on the SPT2 plain cable?
Answer - Yes no problem. It will plug into a SPT2 female connector and enable upto three lights to plug in. Please bear in mind that 2x female connectors are cheaper than one 3 way splitter.
Question - What happens to the ends of the SPT2 cables?
Answer - You use the black caps that are included with every SPT2 cable pack to cap off the ends of the cable. Simply seperate the two conductors approximately 10mm and place the end caps over the two conductors. Repeat this for all bare ends of cable. The 10mtr and 25mtr SPT2 cable packs come with one pair of end caps. The 50mtr pack comes with 5 pairs. You can purchase more caps from us here
Question - Will all the lights in your range fit onto the SPT2 cable?
Answer - Yes all male plugs and female sockets are the same across all lights and all cables. This applies to the Lightpro range as well.