12 volt under cabinet puck light wiring method

Greg1707

Senior Member
Location
Alexandria, VA
Occupation
Business owner Electrical contractor
I will be installing these puck lights.

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Class 2 wiring is needed. I will be installing five of these in a run of cabinets. How long are the leads provided? If they are not long enough where do I splice them. Are the wires allowed to be run behind the wall? If so what kind of wire do I use to rough in the wiring?
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
did you read through art 411?

this does say it can be powered by battery in boats/RV's, but I'd say in those instances the battery exceeds limitations on class 2 power supply requirements, though you likely are using a power supply that has class 2 output.

Class 2 source still needs
CL2 cable if run inside walls, floors, ceilings. If not class 2 source it needs to be a chapter 3 wiring method.
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
How long are the leads provided?
You'll have to tell us that.

If they are not long enough where do I splice them.
With only 12v, anywhere.

Are the wires allowed to be run behind the wall?
Not the typical lamp cord.

If so what kind of wire do I use to rough in the wiring?
I usually use jacketed, in-wall speaker wire.


I suggest using a small plastic channel along the front or rear lip of the cabinet and making your splices within the channel.

Wiremold Cordmate:

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