The female connector came apart. I thought those were molded.
Thanks for the answer.
Yeah, I've also assumed (and correctly also) that most of these extensions use sturdy molded rubber or vinyl female connectors.
However I've seen a few cordset manufacturers (like KAB Enterprise in Taiwan) that use a two-part hard plastic connector assembly. Look at this picture:
It comes in two pieces and first the metal contact terminal strips are crimped to the wires and then the two plastic halves of the shell are fitted and either welded or glued together.
They're pretty easy to crack open with a screwdriver if you're so inclined. Did so once just to see how well put together these things actually are. I wasn't impressed.
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 12-30-2003).]