If you’re new to the landscape lighting world, welcome! You might be wondering, “what is a low-voltage lighting branch?”
If this isn’t your first rodeo, I promise this will be brief! A “branch” simply refers to connecting another cable off your main-line cable in a different direction. Just imagine your main-line cable is a tree trunk and the cable you’re connecting is a tree branch!
Typically, this is done by splicing the wires, which can be complicated and unsafe if not done by a professional. The CC-2 connector is designed to make it safe and easy for lighting pros and DIY-ers alike.
Here’s a step-by-step rundown on how to join two low-voltage cable runs together using our patented CC-2 connector.
What is the CC-2 Connector?
Now, I do want to mention that the in-lite CC-2 connector is different from other wire-splicing options on the market – it is made of durable and high-quality materials and creates a fully sealed connection between the two cables. It is safe to use, DIY friendly, and easy to install.
Plus, it’s direct burial (just like the rest of the in-lite system) so you can simply cover it with sod, mulch, or most other outdoor surfaces.
How to Make a Low-Voltage Lighting Branch with the CC-2 Connector
When hooking up the CC-2 connector, it works identically to the Easy-Lock connector.
You simply take your wire guide and place it on the 12/2 cable where you want to make the branch.
Then push it into one side of the CC-2 (doesn’t matter which side – either is fine!)
So, pick one side and twist down nice and tight.
Next, you’re going to grab your existing wire run (that’s the main line coming from your transformer) and again place the wire guide on, lock it in place, and twist down.
And there you have it. That’s all it takes to make a branch off your in-lite low-voltage lighting system!
Some important things to remember:
- After using the CC-2 connector, you can only put 50 watts total beyond the transition point. The branch can only hold 50 W. This isn’t an issue with in-lite systems because our fixtures are very low-watt!
- After installing the CC-2 connector, make sure to finish off the end of the cable. This is essential to protect your in-lite system from damage. You can do this by using a cable cap (that comes with the in-lite transformer) or by taping the end of the wire using electrical tape and dielectric grease. For more information on finishing the cable, check out this article on how to finish off a low-voltage cable properly.
That's all there is to it. That’s how you join two low-voltage cable runs together using the easy CC-2 connector.
It’s a safe, quick, and ultra-convenient solution that’ll save you time and give you more room to work on growing your landscape lighting business. That same goal guided the development of our entire low-voltage lighting system. Our patented connection system was created with the professional in mind: save on installation time and cost.
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Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to install the CC-2 connector: