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    Default Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    I am in recycling mode and thought I would share an idea to help folks save $$$$$$$$$$$.

    I was at our local recyclers and noticed a huge pile of rj45 patch cables 3 ft long and this got me thinking of quick connect

    controller connectors.

    cheers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN_j...ature=youtu.be

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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    I like it....

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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    Yeah it guys though out a lot of cables... Is it bad a filled a small dumpster at work with a few thousand

    The guy before me did some questionable routing of cables and almost every weekend something went down, so i had enof and ripped it all out and put new stuff in no more week end calls for me.

    So anyways find a local data center, and look around the dumpster You can get server chassies, electrical junction boxes, copper wire, cat5, etc.... And some really nice linear slides sometimes.
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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    These work perfectlly for connecting to the e68x controllers. I just finished wiring ad testing 8 of these for 1 of my matrix panels .

    I am very happy to be rid of the screw together type water proof 4 pin connectors .

    With this method things connect together very quickly .

    I was concerned about cross talk or induction , but that is forum fodder >> pure b.s. in my opinion .

    For the record this is cat 6 stranded . I believe would be ideal substitute for ribbon .

    I used both orange together as 1 for +v

    both green together as 1 for data

    both brown together as 1 for -

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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    Only issue is I've had so many bad male to male RJ45 adaptors, like in your video. They really just end up pissing me off!!
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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    I have over 100 of them and yet to find a bad 1 .

    could it be your rj45 module ? a cat5 clamshell style perhaps !

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    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    I have over 100 of them and yet to find a bad 1 .

    could it be your rj45 module ? a cat5 clamshell style perhaps !
    Not likely, I have done cat 5/6 cables for some time, all connections test good. But when I use these adapters, I'm always having to swap them out. Maybe the batch from china is the suxor!! But my cable making ability is top notch. Top notch Angus!!!
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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    Connections testing good is great

    but there is different style/shape rj45 modules .

    Maybe the ones you use are the short style and do not seat fully for a good connection in the adapter .

    I have had no issue with pre made or using the ez rj45

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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    How do you seal the open end of the bottle?

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    Default Re: Diy rj45 waterproof (recyclable ) CHEAP !

    The top end seals with either epoxy or silicone where the cable enters the cap .

    the cut end needs no sealing as these would be hanging vertically .

    I have found that vitiman water bottles work best as the neck and cap are wide enough to allow ez access to the adapter .

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