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For some reason, I have multiple Hue T-connectors and a Hue 95W transformer that this cable for some reason won't plug into. The threads look just fine, but they just won't connect. I'm not sure if I just need a little more pressure to get the threads to reach each other or what. I put a Hue 8-foot extension cord between this extension and my transformer and it seems to connect just fine. Super odd.
Anyway, after working around the connector issues, it seems to be working just fine. Real glad to be able to buy longer extensions without paying the gold (Hue) price. Would be nice if they had a 32-foot version as well for longer runs from the transformer.
Update: I bought a couple more of these cables and tried them on multiple Hue T-connectors and none of them can easily connect. It’s like the threading is slightly different or something. The two ends of the cables can connect to each other, but not to the T-connectors. Disappointing.
As others have mentioned, these don't like to connect up to the Hue T connectors or the 95W transformer. I had to use a lot of inward pressure to get it to thread to one of my transformers. It's not like it was cross-threading, just really hard to get going and then very tight once you got it. I even used channel-lock pliers on one of them to get it tight as it was killing my fingers. The same situation applied to some of the T connectors I tried, but not all. So this all seems like a matter of quality control/trying to copy the Philips ones without their blessing.
That said, once it's connected it works fine and seems just as durable as the OEM ones, although only time will tell. Mine have only been installed for about a month, but so far no issues.
These cable connectors are ever so slightly the wrong size. They won't connect to the T-Connectors that Hue used to daisy chain a group of lights, which is a problem since that's kind of the whole point. I am able to make use of them as extension cords for my outdoor hue lights but I still need to purchase a hue brand extension cable to be able to connect to these.
While the cable felt like it was high quality, I could not get it to attach to the Hue outdoor t-adapters. I tried it on several of them and none of them would accept this extension cable. It did seem to connect directly to one of my lights, so if that is all you need, this is worth trying to save a few dollars.
The threads here are not correct for actual Hue products. The male part is too large, I can't even get it to work by forcing it. The female end is similarly too large and the hue connectors slip in and out of it, which means its not close to waterproof. Returned.
Although the quality of the materials and general construction is fine. They really failed in getting the measure ments of the threaded end. It does not connect and seal as it should. In fact, it never actually grips the female side of the Hue products correctly.
Very well packaged product. Connectors look sturdy even though the cable itself is thinner than Hue cable. I am not sure what wire gauges this cable has. The cable looks nice and sturdy too, just thinner. I connect 2 of them in serial and did not notice any visual voltage drop. Works just fine. I would buy it again.