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Offline Steve Gase

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Re: Extension cable
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2015, 10:54:50 PM »

If I was doing it again, I would buy this and cut off 1 end for the pigtail for the lights and use the other end as the extension cord from the F16.
http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/3m-10feet-4-core-waterproof-extension-cable-one-end-with-male-the-other-end-with-female/701799_541169977.html


I've tried a bunch of things, 3-wire colored like david, and the pre-cut pigtails...

but the best IMO is the extensions like that discribed by bcstuff.

10ft from controller to first pixel is a good length. 

I cut the extension about 2ft from the female end -- this I screw down into the controller.  the other 8ft male end I solder onto the lights.  at the end of the season I keep the female part connected to the controller and the shorter cables makes it easier to store.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2015, 07:40:29 AM by Steve Gase »
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Re: Extension cable
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2015, 07:38:28 AM »
Interesting.  You say you put the male part on the controller and the female part on the lights?  It is usually the other way around.  Do you have any specific reason? (Enquiring minds want to know. :) )
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Re: Extension cable
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2015, 07:42:39 AM »
Interesting.  You say you put the male part on the controller and the female part on the lights?  It is usually the other way around.  Do you have any specific reason? (Enquiring minds want to know. :) )
Other than getting my male and female parts mixed up...  yes, i'm VERY confused. I misspoke (mistyped).

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Re: Extension cable
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 08:16:58 AM »
Not a problem.  More of a "safety" check than anything else.   :-\

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Re: Extension cable
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2015, 09:20:23 PM »
Can you buy the 12mm connectors direct if DIYLedExpress is out of stock?

 

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