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Topic # 108414 29-Aug-2012 10:37 Send private message



This was inserted into a moulded plastic plug:


These are for the rear speakers of a small 5.1 system I purchased a few weeks ago, and it is now time to hook these up.  However, I need to make this wire longer, as the 7m of cable supplied just isn't enough

The speaker end of this wire is directly attached inside the speaker, and the amp end is as above.

My first plan was to cut each wire twice, and insert another length of wire, but I'd like to avoid making any more joins than necessary.

If I can identify and obtain some more of the above connectors, I can make a single join to each cable, and then terminate onto the crimped connector, and slot back into the moulded plug.

Can anyone help?

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  Reply # 678636 29-Aug-2012 10:42 Send private message

Cutting and soldering in an extension is by far the best and simplest idea.

Cheers - N

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  Reply # 678639 29-Aug-2012 10:44 Send private message

The pins look like the same pins used in generic multi pin plug and sockets from Jaycar and similar. The plastic plug is probably specific to your device, but you may be able to swap the pins from another plug.

Alternatively, cut the wire, extend it, then solder the other end directly to the plug pin.

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  Reply # 678642 29-Aug-2012 10:46 Send private message

RunningMan: cut the wire, extend it, then solder the other end directly to the plug pin.


Just do this... it's easy and won't cause any problems as long as your joins are good.

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  Reply # 678643 29-Aug-2012 10:47 Send private message

Looks like someone from an old Philips unit, they're completely proprietary, cut & splice is going to be less mucking around.






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  Reply # 678653 29-Aug-2012 10:49 Send private message

Cut and solder appears to be the winner! Cheers for the prompt feedback everyone

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