Introduction: Custom Silver Cables Audio/Digital/High Frequency/GPS
With many new audio/video mods and new devices, both audio for ipod and now digital for video we must hook up our systems to new devices with more complex cables. Some very expensive...
These are must have components & materials for build projects:
3.5mm Headphone to dual L/R RCA stereo connectors (for stereo Amps)
3.5mm to 3.5mm audio extension cable (CMoy amp inputs)
iPod dock connectors (30 pin) to 9v "snap" connectors (power)
3.5mm audio headphone to 1/4" stereo headphones
pfranc GPS connectors for Garmin and USB/Serial adaptors custom cables from pfranc
Step 1: Parts
I use solid silver cables or wires
Custom audio connectors 3.5mm 1/4" and dock connectors (30pin)
pfranc GPS cables (Purple) POP project cables/connectors.
Shrinkwrap & teflon conductor covers
Temp controlled solder station
Step 2: Prep Work
strip and tin cables or wires
measure and hot knife Techflex
dry fit shrink wrap
Step 3: Dry Fit
Check for length
twist wires or braid
Use pre-made cables or CAT-5 TP
Slide on shrink wrap (all white for iPod)
"fold" Techflex or hot knife ends to 'finish'
Step 4: Solder
30w solder gun
Silver solder for audio connections
Solder Ground, left & right for audio
Solder Ground to pins 29/30 on Dock and V+ power to pins 19/20 for Firewire
Black to black & red to red or any two colors for audio L/R sheilding to ground
Step 5: Fit and Finish
Fit connectors together tight
Hot glue stress points
Slide up shrink wrap
Fit shrink wrap over joins
....glue or cable tie techflex ends
Step 6: Finish
Heat shrink wrap, flame or HOT hair dryer
Cable tie loose ends
Step 7: Test Connections and Solder
Use a meter to confirm joins again...
Attach and enjoy!
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