Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jred Feels solid, easy to use
This is a good-quality replacement cord end that includes a locking feature. It's easy to use: remove two screws on the back for the cord lock, and two on the front to open it up. You then clamp each of your 3 wires into place using a traditional electrical clamp (note this is only for use with copper wire) and reassemble it. For those who like detailed directions, the directions include all the specifications including how many inch-pounds to torque the screws to.
As for the locking mechanism, you hold in the big button on the top while plugging in or unplugging the cord. I will note that while effective, the locking mechanism isn't a true lock. It greatly increases increases the friction, but if you pull hard enough you can still pull a cord out without pressing the button.
May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY03038 Perfect Locking Extension Cord Connector
This connector replaces a standard receptacle connector on an extension cord to provide a reliable connection to corded power tools that will not easily become unplugged like standard extension cord receptacles.
A yellow button on this connector has to be pressed prior to engaging and releasing a power cord from this connector because this connector engages into the holes on the prongs of standard plug ends.
This connector is well made and supports extension cords with wire sizes from 16 gauge up to 12 gauge.
The screw clamp electrical terminals on this connector are robust and easy to wire with a serrated pressure plate to make a secure and reliable electrical connection. The cord grip strain relief on this connector clamps firmly on small and large extension cord diameters.
I use all corded power tools. With this connector I don't have to waste anymore time from power cords becoming unplugged while using a long extension cord.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyDave Very Clever
Really great idea. Beats tieing the cords together.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alleycat Ends Accidentally Pulled Plugs
I grew tired of the plug accidentally pulling from my electric edger that I use while plugged in to a 100-foot, heavy-duty extension cord. My outdoor use extension cord has thick, heavy-duty insulation and 12-gage stranded copper wires. I purposely cut the otherwise perfectly good end plug off of the extension cord to install this product. The plug was easy to install following the instructions provided. The openings into which the wires are to be inserted are adequate in size for the wires if the screws are loosened fully and if the stranded wires are twisted tightly before insertion, even for thick 12-gage wiring. The screw clamping devices inside the plug hold the three wires very, very firmly. Heed the instructions and do not tin the wires to make them easier to insert. If tinned, the wires might loosen due to dimensional changes with repeated use. This plug is designed so that it clamps the cord itself very firmly when two screws are tightened to specification. I tested the installed plug by putting it to use to edge my drive and sidewalk. The edger stayed plugged in to the extension cord despite my repeated tugs on my edger cord to go around trees and to clear shrubs. This is a well-designed, quality product.
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EvanP Works as advertised
I am using the plug between two 50 ft cords that I use outside for my edger, trimmer, and leaf blower. The two cords remain connected even as I drag the cords to full length.
June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by farmgirl95602 Easy to assemble
I bought another stay plugged cord end. It turned out to be a clam shell open type. I said more explicatives putting that thing together. I got the wires in and ready and when I closed it, the wires would come loose. I fought with it for an hour before I got it to hold the wires securely.
This was easy. Unscrew the screws on the wire holder, unscrew the screws on the face. Face slips out of the base (screws don't come all the way out). Slip the wire through the base, strip off the wire covering, loosen the wire screws, put each wire in its proper place, and tighten that screw. Slide base up to the face and tighten those screws; then tighten the base (hold the wire from being pulled out) screws. Done.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Popanuge Keeps you connected
Anyone who uses an extension cord on a regular basis will eventually need to change out one of the ends.
It's been my experience that the female end is usually the one to 'go' first. The connection gets loose and sloppy or the socket pulls away from the outer insulation, as it did in my case.
Loose and sloppy connections are a thing of the past with the Stay-Plugged connector. The connector uses an ingenious spring-loaded mechanism to press two metal balls into the small holes in each of the tines of an inserted male plug. Simply press the yellow button so as to release pressure to the two metal balls, insert a male plug and release the yellow button.
Two screws close down to clamp and hold the wire tight to the connector. Two additional screws hold the front of the socket in place. Loosening these (they're not completely removable) provides easy access to the positive, negative and ground terminals.
The body of the connector is hard plastic.
At just under $6.00, this connector will pay for itself the first time that you don't have to walk back uphill 100 ft to reconnect the extension cord. No more need to tie a knot in the line to keep connections in tact.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CW plug replacement
Excellent plug, locks the cord on place, will not come loose
June 7, 2016