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    Default Re: Are there any alternatives to pigtail cables for waterproof connections?

    Unlike all of these, I use cheap JST connectors liberally coated in Corrosion X gun oil and wrapped in a freezer bag. I never have issues from moisture. On occasion I trip on a wire and pull out a lead. I have also found that some manufacturers have poor crimps so I do get some infant mortality on the connectors. Most times I can visually inspect them and weed out the ones that will fail. At less than $1USD per set, I do not mind throwing a few away.


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    Default Re: Are there any alternatives to pigtail cables for waterproof connections?

    Can anybody post some shots of what their power injection branch connection from the source and to the pixels looks like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XmasinVancouver View Post
    Can anybody post some shots of what their power injection branch connection from the source and to the pixels looks like?
    Have you thought of using the wiki ?

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    Default Re: Are there any alternatives to pigtail cables for waterproof connections?

    Quote Originally Posted by angus40 View Post
    Have you thought of using the wiki ?
    Yes, absolutely. It's an indispensable resource that I read even when I didn't need power injection. However, MS paint drawn line diagrams representing a connection aren't very detailed as far as how the connections are made, just where.

    PS: Thanks to Angus40, just successfully powered up my first e682 built from scratch WITHOUT any arcing or smoke Thank you again my good man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XmasinVancouver View Post
    Yes, absolutely. It's an indispensable resource that I read even when I didn't need power injection. However, MS paint drawn line diagrams representing a connection aren't very detailed as far as how the connections are made, just where.

    PS: Thanks to Angus40, just successfully powered up my first e682 built from scratch WITHOUT any arcing or smoke Thank you again my good man!
    That is great to hear ! The e68x controllers are excellent for the Diyer .
    My first experience with pixels was in assembling an e681 kit from SanDevices and I will never for get that .
    I am happy to have been able to help out in you achieving your success on your endeavour .
    Now get testing ... woot .
    Best of luck

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    Default Re: Are there any alternatives to pigtail cables for waterproof connections?

    Quote Originally Posted by ezellner View Post
    I use the single wire connector for data and the double wire connector for power and ground which keeps things straight and accommodates power injection more readily than a three wire connector.
    Can you show me what power injection looks like using your method?

    I would also like to use the 1 pin connectors for data and the 2 pin connectors for power. Connecting two strings without power injection would be simple enough. What are you doing to connect two strings with power injection?

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