CAUTION: READ ENTIRE Instructions before start of Installation
Be sure to unplug the power cord before installation or de-installation. Unplug power cord before bulb change.
Install Dimmer only in 2 wire electrical cords. The Dimmer does not have a separate ground connection – DO NOT install in power cords with 3rd ground wire.
After ensuring the lamp cord is not plugged into a power source, cut the existing in-line switch out of the lamp cord.
On the plug side, cut close to the switch. On the lamp side, cut the cord so that the Dimmer sits in convenient location for the user.
Line & Neutral:
In jurisdictions where line and neutral polarity must be observed, the Dimmer must be installed with correct polarity. The horizontal position of line (L) and neutral (N) is marked on the bottom label at both ends.
In North America, for example, the neutral plug contact has a wide blade and the neutral wire sheathing is ribbed lengthwise.
Looking from the top towards the lamp, the neutral connector is on the left side. Arrange the power cord at both ends accordingly.
Selecting Connector Plug
The Axxess Lamp Dimmer ships with several connector plugs matched to common lamp cords.
For North American lamp cords:
Type A for SPT2 lamp cords
Type C for SPT1 lamp cords
Selecting the wrong connector plugs may result in an unsafe installation. The lamp cord should fit snugly into the plug opening; ensure a snug fit before proceeding with installation.
Installing the cord connector
Confirm that the Type letters on the plungers match the Type letter on the connector (A with A, C with C).
Insert the lamp cord ends into the connector plugs from the wide flange end. Allow lamp cord to protrude out the other end of the plug by about 3/8”.
Before compressing the plungers, straighten the lamp cord as much as possible.
The compression plungers are marked 1 and 2 respectively. Use the pliers to compress plunger 1 into the plug first.
Squeeze pliers until the jaws come to rest flat on the top and bottom surface of the plug. Do not squeeze so hard as to crush or deform the plug itself.
Upon compression, the plunger should remain locked in its compressed position.
Next, compress plunger 2. Be careful not to damage the large flange with the jaws of the pliers.
The plungers may bounce back a bit after compression, but should not bounce back by more than 1/32”. If they do, repeat compression.
Using sharp flush cutters, cut the wire ends protruding from the connector plug.
After cutting, the wires should not protrude more than 1/64”.
Plugging In the connectors
Before plugging the connectors in to the Lamp Dimmer, ensure that:
- the plungers are not protruding by more than 1/32”.
- the plungers are facing up, not down.
- the 2 connectors are pointed at the correct end of the Dimmer (check bottom label).
The cord section leading to the lamp plugs into the LAMP end and the section leading to power plug plugs into the POWER end.
Push the connector plug for the Lamp end evenly and firmly into the switch until the outside flange is flush with the case. Some wires may require a fair bit of pressure – as you press the plug into the switch you should hear a click when each barb catches.
After you have heard the barbs click into place, the outside flange should be flush with the case.
Testing The Connector
Test connection by pulling on the wire. The plug is designed to withstand at least 13.5 lb.
If after testing one side of the flange sticks out a little further than the other, press that side in once more, listening for a click. If the plug can be pulled out you do not have connection. Repeat test on the second plug.