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Hello,

 

I have a Kichler pendant light (42244NI is their model #) and had a wiring question.


I was expecting a single black wire and a single white (or red) wire (along with a ground), but what is there doesn't look like much more than speaker wire. Is this standard? It just doesn't look right.

 

See blow picture. The 2 wires are indiscernible. Not sure what would go where.

pendant wiring.jpg

 

Thanks for your time and help,

-Brian

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Posted 2013-09-06T16:21:08+0000  by bWill831 bWill831

I don't know how that subject title got there, but this is a pendant light wiring question. Not sure what happened.

 

Thanks again.

Posted 2013-09-06T16:35:17+0000  by bWill831
is this a 120v light? or is it lower voltage?
Posted 2013-09-06T18:34:24+0000  by bmwood121

Hi bmwood121,

 

Thanks for the reply. 

This is listed as Max Watt: 100W.

 

-Brian

Posted 2013-09-06T18:42:15+0000  by bWill831

Oh voltage, sorry...

Checking that now.

Posted 2013-09-06T18:43:47+0000  by bWill831
that would be the power of the light (100watts) in the instruction manual is the a voltage rating?
Posted 2013-09-06T18:44:24+0000  by bmwood121

I'm not really seeing any voltage rating. Here is the specs shown from the Kichler website:

 

Technical Information

Lamp Included:

Not Included

Weight:

9LBS

Lead Wire Length:

53

Glass Description:

SATIN ETCHED WHITE

Chain Length:

36

Safety Rated:

Dry

Base Backplate:

5.5 DIA

CFL Bulb Type:

HYBRID (23-40W)

Dual Mount:

No

Reversible Blades:

No

Remote:

No

Wall Control:

No

Light Source:

Incandescent

Socket Wire:

150

Socket Base:

Medium

Number of Bulbs:

4

Lamp Type:

A19

Max Watt:

100W

Width:

20.5"

Height:

20.25"

Overall Height:

59"

 

http://www.kichler.com/products/product/inverted-pendant-4lt-ni-42244ni.aspx

 

You can quickly download a pdf for the instructions (didn't see how I could attach here), but all I see in there is mounting/assembly instructions.

 

Your help is appreciated. 

Posted 2013-09-06T18:58:35+0000  by bWill831
ok, so one of your wires should have a flat side to it. that would be you neutral (white) wire the other will go to you 120v supply (black). and be sure to use a tester to make sure your power is dead before connecting wires. hope this helps.
Posted 2013-09-06T19:08:49+0000  by bmwood121
*added note* if you cant ID the flat or riged wire the wire colors should be; silver is white and copper is black
Posted 2013-09-06T19:12:30+0000  by bmwood121

Thanks bmwood,

 

It's really hard to see any difference in the two. The plastic around the wires is little more than 1/16", but I guess like this is the case.

 

What would happen if the 2 were connected to the wrong supply?

 

 

Posted 2013-09-06T19:36:46+0000  by bWill831

Sorry, didn't see you're last post.  Both wires are silver unfortunately.

 

Your help is much appreciated today :smileyhappy:

-Brian

Posted 2013-09-06T19:38:40+0000  by bWill831
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