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For almost 60 years Cooper Electric has been providing high quality parts for the electrical and lighting industry, and here we offer some of the best parts associated with our unique vision of DIY lamp creation and restoration. Inline cord switches, male plugs and female outlets, all great accessories for lamp rewiring, fixture restoration and light building. We only stock top quality, fairly priced and easy to use parts, the goal is to make vintage style lighting fun, simple, and easy on the wallet: a little DIY can save you a ton of cost, and you end up with a project that turns out exactly like you want it, the sky is the limit!
The rubber polarized plugs go great with our round cloth covered cord (the rubber makes a perfect enclosure around the cord), but really these will work with any of our cords. Just remember, 2-prongs means only 2-wire hookup, if you are using our 3-wire round cords you need to snip off the green wire and leave it unused. The male and female matched set is great for making light duty extension cords.
The unpolarized plugs are a vintage throwback to how they were made before polarization was implemented. The concept behind polarization is that you have one large and one small prong on a plug, and thus it can only be inserted one way into the wall outlet. This keeps the hot and neutral on a dedicated line, and while this is the norm today (and some devices do require a polarized setup), most items work just fine with a non-polarized plug. Some people even prefer it, for the ease of not having to insert the plug the "right way" into an outlet: it'll go in either way. Just understand this is an older way of doing things and accept the responsibility for that.