Introduction: Fix Exposed Wires in Charger

Does you have a phone charger or other wire device with exposed wires? I did, but no longer once I completed this quick fix with the amazing sugru!

Step 1: Clean Up Around Exposed Wires

Clean up the area around the wires. I used a dry cloth to gently wipe the area around the exposed wires to make sure it was clean of dirt and grime.

Step 2: Locate Sugru

Sugru is a fantastic product that is mould-able like silly putty and dries semi-hard. The fact that it dries into a rubber-like state is great when you are fixing a wire because it allows the wire to keep moving naturally.

Step 3: Mould the Sugru Onto the Exposed Wires

Take out the packet of sugru and open it. Take as much sugru out as you need and warm it up by rubbing between your fingers. Once warm, shape it around the exposed wires. Press in a little, but not too much.

Step 4: Leave the Wires Alone for 24 Hours

Leave the wires alone somewhere dry so that they can gather their thoughts and the sugru can dry. I left mine for 24 hours, but 8 is likely more than enough. Once the sugru is dry, it is flexible,waterproof, and durable!

Comments

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Giello123 (author)2017-08-19

The Nexus 5X Struggles haha, I used heatshrink to fix this problem.

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segetem (author)Giello1232017-08-21

Would be interesting to know how to use heat shrink for this.

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Janv65 (author)Giello1232017-08-21

But please DO tell us how you slide the heatshrink OVER the plug...

If you use heatshrink that fits over the plug, it won't shrink enough to fix the problem.

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segetem (author)2017-08-21

This is great stuff. I have successfully used 'leak seal' which is a rubber spray. Apply several coats. Make sure previous coat is touch dry before applying the second coat. About 3 to 4 coats should do it. Additionally, you could first apply a thin tape and then spray leak seal over it.

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YuKonstruct (author)2017-08-21

Sugru is such great stuff!

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gasp123 (author)YuKonstruct2017-08-21

I love it too - going to use it to fix a mug handle next!

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bhscolleen (author)2017-08-19

Brilliant! Thank you for a good, simple fix to some of life's minor aggravations!

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gasp123 (author)bhscolleen2017-08-21

You're very welcome!

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