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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Patt, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Patt

    Patt Guest

    Is it possible to make a wall wart cord longer by splicing the appropriate
    size wire into it? If so what size wire would I use? I want to make it
    about 5 or 6 feet longer.
    Patt
     
  2. 3T39

    3T39 Guest

    Hello, Patt!
    You wrote on Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:04:33 GMT:

    P> Is it possible to make a wall wart cord longer by splicing the
    P> appropriate size wire into it? If so what size wire would I use? I
    P> want to make it about 5 or 6 feet longer.
    P> Patt


    Just use wire of the same approximate diameter, If I need to splice a
    section like this, I seperate the strands and cut them different lengths ie:
    cut the positive a little longer than the negative and cut the new peice
    offset to match. Another 5 or 6 feet won't make any significant difference.


    With best regards, 3T39. E-mail:
     
  3. [This followup was posted to sci.electronics.repair and a copy was sent
    to the cited author.]

    As long as it's the same gauge or thicker, it should do. If it's a DC
    output, be careful of polarity. Some only use a very thin rib or squared
    corner to tell the two wires apart!! You may want to somehow mark right
    at your cut point if it's hard to tell them apart, then cut right in the
    middle of your mark. I would use a meter to check the output before
    changes, then after, to be safe.
     
  4. Puckdropper

    Puckdropper Guest

    If your wall wart uses a standard and easily available connector, you may
    consider making an extension cable rather than splicing in more wire.
    The biggest advantage you have with the extension cable is the ability to
    take it off.

    Puckdropper

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