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WAGO Cage Clamp for speaker splice

post #1 of 6
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I just bought some WAGO Cage Clamps because I need to splice my speaker wires to make them longer. Can someone help explain to me how this will work? My cage clamps will have 3 entry points like see on an Amazon link that I bought it off of.

How does this work? Red/black for example...do I take red wire strand from my old speaker wire and clamp it together with the red strand from my new extension? And then do the same with black? Clamp the 2 reds together and clamp the 2 blacks together? And I guess my 3rd clamp would be stay empty?
post #2 of 6
Yes, black to black and red to red.

If 3 levers, then 1 hole will be empty.

It's a splice, just a secure connection.

Tip - clamp all 3 levers down, even though only 2 wires connected.

post #3 of 6
Those look cool. I wish my company would use those.
post #4 of 6
They're relatively idiot-proof.

You do need to know what wires to connect, though.

They've worked great for my whole-house audio retrofit, replacing in-wall volume controls with keypads. I'm sealing these connections up in the walls, so I would like something pretty reliable. The keypads are mounted at eye height, and the VCs were at switch height.
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I'm sealing these connections up in the walls,

Not wise, unless you keep a 'map' of where these splices are.
post #6 of 6
Pretty easy to run new cables, if and when the connections fail.

But, a cable toner would allow me to determine the path of the cable, to locate the former VC position, and find the splice, if I had to.
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