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NEMA dummy link plug « on: October 09, 2019, 03:52:04 PM » Author: sox35
Saw one of these online and would rather like a few as I don't really need photocells, and it's easier than messing around rewiring to bypass the photocell socket. Also might be able to fit a switch in one.

Anyone have any or know where I can get some..?

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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 06:12:26 PM » Author: LampLover
I don't know where you can get one where you are located but try searching for the term "Shorting Cap" (If you want the fixture to be lit as long as it has power) or "Open Cap" (if you don't the light on at all) but it looks like you want a "Shorting Cap"
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 08:03:27 AM » Author: sox35
I don't know where you can get one where you are located but try searching for the term "Shorting Cap" (If you want the fixture to be lit as long as it has power) or "Open Cap" (if you don't the light on at all) but it looks like you want a "Shorting Cap"
Thanks, if I had any spares I would take the electronics out and simply short the terminals, but I don't, and I'm not buying a brand new one just to do that..! Which is a thought, does anyone have any dead photocells they don't want..?
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 06:43:29 PM » Author: joseph_125
I've made them before using some residential grade PCs by opening them up and taping up the photoeye in them. Works like a charm and was cheaper than buying actual shorting caps since the PCs I got were around $2-5 each. Before I made those I used to bypass the PC socket.
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #4 on: October 10, 2019, 07:27:24 PM » Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Thanks, if I had any spares I would take the electronics out and simply short the terminals, but I don't, and I'm not buying a brand new one just to do that..! Which is a thought, does anyone have any dead photocells they don't want..?

Are your PC's the same as ours here in North America? I'm used to electrical parts not being interchangeable.
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 07:56:55 AM » Author: sox35
Are your PC's the same as ours here in North America? I'm used to electrical parts not being interchangeable.
That I don't know, I've never really used photocells before. The sockets are standard though, I think.
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 10:20:20 AM » Author: Danny
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Re: NEMA dummy link plug « Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 10:30:12 AM » Author: sox35
Thanks  Smiley
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