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Old 01-04-2015, 05:18 PM
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Headaches from blown fuses

This year has been headache-filled with blown fuses on LED strands. Can anyone share secrets to prevent blown fuses? I've noticed corrosion which likely contributes to the problems. Anyone use some sort of electrical contract grease? Can these connections be waterproofed?
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:57 PM
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Man this place is dead. Bueller.................Bueller..............Bueller
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:33 PM
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wow those look beat up. The outlet prongs look real corroded.

Are your plugs laying on the ground when installed? That would cause them to have extra corrosion/moisture.
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Correct, the connection is on the ground and then starts to wrap the trunk. Guess I need to secure the connection at the base of the trunk but off the ground.

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:50 PM
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Correct, the connection is on the ground and then starts to wrap the trunk. Guess I need to secure the connection at the base of the trunk but off the ground.
Yes. That will help. When they are on the ground, they will be damp all the time.
I would start your plug 6-8 inches off the ground. You can always wrap down then back up again if you need the lights closer to the ground.
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