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Can you elaborate on what you are trying to do? Do you have an adapter that has a single male end on it for input, and two female ends on it for output power?
Basically, a splitter for 120 VAC?
Power failover system for drives. An electrician built the harness with twist-nuts. We prefer a pigtail.
Thank you for the additional information. I see no issues with the Y splitter you are looking to use, particularly if you already have a homemade version in use. It's a low amperage load, so you'll be fine.
Hard question to frame... Is there any difference regarding which leg is the pigtail?
I agree, that's a bit obscure. I'm not sure I understand. Are you able to post a photo?
Oh, I think I understand. You can orient the adapter any way that works for you.
the way it's built now: if ">-" represents the y-splice = Incoming 120VAC & fan lines form the ">", and line to storage drive forms the "-" of the splice.
I'm wondering how much that matters. For example, could 120VAC form the "-" instead?
One moment please...
Sorry about that, had an unexpected phone call.
As you likely have speculated, a splice is a splice. So it doesn't matter which leg is incoming, and which are outgoing.
Beautiful. I appreciate your help! Have a good one.
You are most welcome, and I appreciate the opportunity to help. Take care.
One more question... I'm using 14AWG THHN wires. Do I need to cover them.
I can't photo but it's inside a steel enclosure, runs between the outside enclosure wall and an inner cradle. (It's entirely possible that I am over-thinking this.) No user access to the inside of the cabinet without a hex driver.