Wires wires everywhere...

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satrapus
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Wires wires everywhere...

Post by satrapus » 17 Nov 2015, 12:13

OK, so I build a NV system for my beloved Rapid 7.
Works like a dream but is an eyesore.

Here is what it looks like at present:
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I'm pretty sure some of you have been in my situation where you're not happy with the amount of wires
all over the place.
I am handy with a soldering iron so before I go ahead and start snipping wires I wanted to ask your advice...

I've market the various points in the wiring with red numbers.

Here is what I plan to do:
As 8 is unused solder 6 to 9. This would remove 7 & 8 and the connectors between 6 & 9.

Snip off 2 & 3 as unused?

Solder 4 to 5 removing need for connectors, or even solder 1 to 5?

Thank for any advice :wave: :thumbup:

Mad baja
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by Mad baja » 17 Nov 2015, 13:44

Do away with 7,8 and 9 and connect 6 straight onto the battery using the other terminal. The un-used connect off the battery I then cut and isolated so there was no cable hanging around.

Cut 2,3 and 4 off altogether before the jointing box. Inside will be white red yellow and a black cable. On mine I used the white rather than the yellow as this was recommended in the instructions. Cut the red and yellow wires short as these won't be used

Cut the cable in the same location on the camera and you should have yellow red and black wires. All these will be used

What was cable 6 should now only be a jack with red and black wires

Solder black wires from the camera and display to the black cable on the jack.
Solder the red wire on the camera to the red wire on the jack
And finally solder the camera yellow to the display white

I can draw a diagram if still required

satrapus
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by satrapus » 17 Nov 2015, 13:59

Brilliant!
Many thanks m8.

PS
I just spotted a mistake in my original photo.
3 connects to 8 to power the lcd.

Any chance of a diagram? :oops:
You lost me on 6. Does it plug into battery?

Here is how I actually connect it all up with new numbering n all:
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by Mad baja » 17 Nov 2015, 14:51

Cut cables at 1,7 and 10
Solder all red together all black together and match yellow from camera to white display. Much easier to explain now haha

satrapus
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by satrapus » 17 Nov 2015, 15:13

Cheers !

Mad baja
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by Mad baja » 17 Nov 2015, 15:20

It's nice and simple when you open it up. I done mine last week if you get stuck

satrapus
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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by satrapus » 17 Nov 2015, 15:26

It sure is spaghetti junction right now.
Can you post a pic of your tided up version if you don't mind ;)

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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by Mad baja » 17 Nov 2015, 15:33

I'll strip it off later and take a picture for you after its all been spliced together

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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by satrapus » 17 Nov 2015, 15:47

I look forward to seeing it.
I've seen some people put lcd in box and I think the battery goes in there as well.
I'll be happy to strap battery to stock so long as wires are tidy.

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Re: Wires wires everywhere...

Post by Mad baja » 17 Nov 2015, 17:02

This is what mine looks like. I've left the cables longer than needed as I'm going to 3D print a mount properly so everything is housed better and then cut the cables to suit that. At the moment it's just quickly knocked up. It isn't pretty but it works for now. To note the cable is normally cable tied between the display and battery
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