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post #481 of 2618

hey can any one help me with this first time making diy cable with pins (for iem)....  before i completely destroy these pins

using http://www.ebay.com/itm/230999368940?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

 

the pins heat the plastic up while trying to solder them to wire resulting in the pins moving(melted inside around pins) ... can't get the solder to stick to the pins am i doing something wrong? 

 

please let me know 

post #482 of 2618
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Originally Posted by cubiboy90 View Post


I'm finding a beautiful Y splitter too like viablue splitter. But i don't know how to call it both in english and my language ... So they called y splitter and cable pants ? Ha.
Do you have any suggestions of Y splitter. I really love stunning things.

 

Toxic Cables has one, though I can't seem to find it in their online shop.

 

There are others that are well made, but really for the simplest way to do it I would do like I said.  Take an empty barrel from a 3.5mm connector or a wood bead and slip it over your cable where you want the split to be and put a dab of hot glue inside it.

post #483 of 2618
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Toxic Cables has one, though I can't seem to find it in their online shop.

 

There are others that are well made, but really for the simplest way to do it I would do like I said.  Take an empty barrel from a 3.5mm connector or a wood bead and slip it over your cable where you want the split to be and put a dab of hot glue inside it.

 

was thinking of finding a place which sells thin aluminium pipes than could try cutting it into pieces which can be used in the place of a connector barrel

post #484 of 2618
post #485 of 2618
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http://toxic-cables.co.uk/

 

I have some concerns about dealing with this company. Recently I ordered a short piece of wire, and it took me 4 emails in 4 days to just get a response. To me it's not acceptable.

post #486 of 2618
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I have some concerns about dealing with this company. Recently I ordered a short piece of wire, and it took me 4 emails in 4 days to just get a response. To me it's not acceptable.

 

Toxic cables make amazing cables first of all but because it is so popular and it is just one person doing everything it sometimes takes a while to get a response.  Also the wait time for a cable I think is like 16weeks or something like that right now because he has so many orders.  

post #487 of 2618
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Thats the one I ordered, Peter from DHC recommended it.

 

Yep, I have it myself :)

 

Like it?

post #488 of 2618
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Originally Posted by Zashoomin View Post

Toxic cables make amazing cables first of all but because it is so popular and it is just one person doing everything it sometimes takes a while to get a response.  Also the wait time for a cable I think is like 16weeks or something like that right now because he has so many orders.  
An popular store with 1 person and 16weeks ? This man must be superman
post #489 of 2618
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An popular store with 1 person and 16weeks ? This man must be superman

 

Ya we keep making jokes that he doesn't sleep but I really don't think he does.

post #490 of 2618
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Like it?

 

Yeah, no complaints here. Do get the solder bar from them, other places might be cheaper but they're junk.

post #491 of 2618
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post
 

 

Like it?

 

Yeah, no complaints here. Do get the solder bar from them, other places might be cheaper but they're junk.

 

Cool!

post #492 of 2618

anyone have the plastic one there pins melt while soldering

please let me know how you solder it with out letting plastic melt

thx


Edited by noob101 - 9/10/13 at 7:58pm
post #493 of 2618
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Originally Posted by noob101 View Post
 

anyone have the plastic one there pins melt while soldering

please let me know how you solder it with out letting plastic melt

thx

 

Tin your wire beforehand, use a low melting point solder, and only keep the iron on the connector for a few seconds. Be sure not to squeeze the plastic when you're done as it will be soft, allow it to cool down before handling.

post #494 of 2618

someone should start a youtube channel dedicated to making diy iem cables

post #495 of 2618
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Originally Posted by noob101 View Post
 

someone should start a youtube channel dedicated to making diy iem cables

 

There are some decent videos out there, but I agree. I've considered making videos of all the cables and interconnect I do but it's time consuming. Wanted to do some tutorials, maybe a Q&A. 

 

I feel like i know about 1% of what some of the members on the forums, but enough to helps others get started with the basics. 

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