Keepsake Ornament Magic Cord
Regular price $6.95
Oohs and aahs abound when a Magic Cord is around. Each cord powers up to seven 2010-2017 Magic Cord Christmas ornaments—or six ornaments and a tree topper. Connect up to three Magic Cords. Ornaments not included. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.
Christmas tree ornament power source.
Powers only Magic Cord ornaments from 2010-2017.
Powers up to 7 Magic Cord ornaments, or 6 ornaments and a tree topper.
Connect up to 3 Magic Cords.
Ornaments not included.
Keepsake Ornament Legacy Cord
Regular price $14.95
Bring light, motion, music and other sounds back to your vintage Keepsake Magic Ornaments. This convenient cord will power up to four Keepsake Magic Ornaments produced in 2009 and earlier. See which past ornaments are compatible by downloading the list.
Christmas tree ornament electrical power supply cord.
Compatible with Keepsake Magic Ornaments from 2009 or earlier that were light-string powered originally. (Ornaments not included.)
Powers up to 4 of the compatible ornaments. Download the list.
Q: What is the Legacy Cord and how does it work?
A: Our Legacy Cord brings back the magic to Magic ornaments sold 2009 and earlier. More than 200 ornaments will function with sound, light and motion when connected to the Legacy Cord. Each Legacy Cord plugs into an outlet and supports up to 4 Magic ornaments.
Q: What is the difference between the Magic Cord and a Legacy Cord?
A: Hallmark’s Magic Cord is the power source for Keepsakes Magic Cord ornaments. When these ornaments are plugged in and one is activated, the Leader ornament leads the other ornaments plugged into the same Magic Cord in a synchronized sound and light show. (Note: some ornaments do not lead and only follow other lead ornaments.) Following this show, the ornaments will remain lit but there is no continuous sound. The Magic Cord will work with the Wonder & Light Magic ornaments sold in 2010. The Magic Cord cannot be used with old illumination ornaments or Keepsake Magic ornaments prior to 2010. Each Magic Cord is 13 feet long and can connect up to 7 ornaments (or 6 ornaments and a tree topper) at a time. For a larger display, up to 3 Magic Cords can be connected, allowing for more than 20 ornaments.
Prior to 2010, Hallmark’s earlier Keepsake Magic, Light and/or Special Feature Ornaments were designed to be powered by only UL Listed light strings which employs 2.5-3.5-volt plug-in type lights. Our Legacy Cord brings back the magic to these older Magic ornaments. The Legacy Cord plugs into an outlet and supports up to 4 Magic ornaments.
Q: What light string can I use to power my older Magic ornaments?
A: The Legacy Cord is perfect for bringing back the magic to Magic ornaments sold 2009 and earlier. More than 200 ornaments will function with sound, light and motion when connected to the Legacy Cord. Each Legacy Cord plugs into an outlet and supports up to 4 Magic ornaments. If you are experiencing lower than optimal performance of old ornaments on the cord, try moving those with a lot of magic function to separate cords to help distribute the power appropriately.
Q: Why aren’t my Magic Cord ornaments working together?
A: Some ornaments require more power than others. Magic Cord ornaments that have a motor inside take all of the cord’s power to operate. Therefore, when an ornament with a motor is activated, the other ornaments connected to the cord do not follow the show of the lead ornament. However, when the ornaments are in their “constant on” mode or when a non-motorized ornament is activated, the ornaments will coordinate in a synchronized show. Up to three Magic Cords can be connected together, but all three transformers must also be plugged in to separate power sources (one for each cord). In addition to the familiar light and sound functions that have been a part of many Magic Cord performances from the beginning, we recently introduced automated movement into some of our products. We are very excited about the new storytelling opportunities that come with this additional feature, but we’ve had to make some difficult choices in order to include this movement. Due to the larger power requirements needed, our products with movement use all of the available energy from the Magic Cord when they are activated. This means other products connected to the cord to “go dark” during motion performances, eliminating the synchronized, “full-cord” light show that many of our other Magic Cord ornaments provide. When the motor is not in use, however, our motion products still “follow” along with the performances of other “leader” products connected to the cord. We regret any confusion that this variation in function has caused and hope that consumers will appreciate the enhanced individual performances of our new motion products as we do!
15 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments compatible with the Legacy Cord:
1993 Enterprise D
1994 Klingon Bird of Prey
1995 Romulan Warbird
1998 Enterprise E
1999 Rio Grande
2000 Borg Cube
2002 Delta Flyer
2004 Vulcan Command
2004 “The City on the Edge of Forever”
2005 Locutus of Borg