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Power lead end protector

Post  Roy on Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Having nearly trodden on the connector end of the power cable I was unable to purchase any suitable end caps .So I made my own;cut a 35 mm piece of 1/2 inch diameter dripper tube [Bunnings] and squirt about 15 mm of roof silicone in , I take the nozzle off and use silicone directly from the cartridge .The bonus is that the tube keeps the end of the connector perfectly round and is easier to connect behind your back to the battery.It has been used by a number of my detecting mates and is well tested .

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Post  Guest on Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:03 pm

Hej Roy,
picture speak thousand words.
Interested to see the result and sure most of the members.

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Post  Roy on Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:43 pm







As requested, a couple of pics to show what I'm on about. They work well and protect the connection nicely.

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Post  kiwijw on Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:27 am

Good solution. T06  I jambed mine in the car door & had a bit of fun reshaping it to fit the detector/battery again. Embarassed  But got there eventually. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Redfin on Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:33 am

Yes, they are a bugger to fix and so easy to damage.
I use rubber chair leg protectors, and have them on all bare leads, coils included.



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Post  kiwijw on Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:08 pm

Hi there Redfin, I got a coil......I think it was from Bendigo Gold.......& it came with a protector cap like that fitted on the end of the lead. Hadnt seen or heard of them before that. Good idea. Even for keeping dirt & muck out of the pin connectors. T06

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Post  AnnieL on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:56 pm

I do the same as Redfin (think it was posted before on the forum).

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Size for cable end - 13mm
Size for control box GPX5000 - 16mm

Jaycar has rubber switch covers.

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