Introduction: Belt Buckle Extension Cable, Actually Works !!!

make this sweet belt out of a extension cable and plug, works great easy to use and actually works.

warning!!: I am not responsible for faulty wiring or any injuries, this should be done by a professional electrician.

1 . extension cable
2. wire cutters
3. female plug
4. male plug
5. knife
6. screwdriver

Step 1: Wire Cutting and Striping

1. cut the one end of your cable and remove the outer insulation
2. remove the paper insulation and the extra wire( i know i used black instead of red)
3. removed the individual wire insulation

Step 2: Attache Male Plug

1. twist the wires so they won't fray
2. open the plug by unscrewing the screws
3. insert the wires into the ground, positive and neutral ( the plug should have a little diagram or arrows)
4. Tighten all screws firmly
5. close the plug and close firmly the plug with the two screws

Step 3: Cut to Approximative Length and Attach Female Plug

1. cut the wire to the approximative length ( might take more than once to get the right length for you )
2. repeat steps 2 but don't forget to put the cap before attaching plug
3. tighten screws with wire inside
4. close the plug and tighten screw ( theres a notch on the cover and a ridge on the plug so the screw holes line up)

Step 4: Final Product

this might not fit with all jeans, it just fits thought the belt holes in my jeans.

if its to long cut it a bit shorter and repeat step 3

if its to short ( that would suck ) restart if desired.


moose57 (author)2010-09-19

You can also get twist lock cord ends to use instead of the regular push in ends. That way the belt won't pop open under pressure.

tiuk (author)2007-10-08

One time I was late for work, and managed to run out of the house without a belt. When I got to work I cut a length of cat5 cable and ran it through my belt loops, then just tied the ends together. Worked well enough for the day. I had always planned to put connectors on the ends and use a female-female adapter or put a male connector on one end and a female on the other (much like this instructable) to make a cool geeky belt, but I never got around to it.

PSPerson (author)tiuk2010-07-14

i used duct tape last week.... i didn't make an entire belt out of it though, i just tightened the first loop on either side of the zipper. worked great, just cut it off when i got home.

travgag (author)tiuk2007-10-09

anything does when you dont have a belt

fretthefred (author)2007-10-28

that would be really cool as a stage pin(used for theater lighting) because there flat stage pin

flio191 (author)2007-10-10

lol nice belt, just isnt much of an "extension" when you're trying to use it. Maybe theres better ways to make it actually an extension? cool instructable though.

pastryswirl18 (author)2007-10-09


srilyk (author)2007-10-09

make some suspenders and you'll get a longer cord ;)

chavez00001 (author)2007-10-08

please do us a favor and go to an airport with a camcorder and pass through their metal detector, I would love to see the TSA reaction.

travgag (author)chavez000012007-10-09

that would be awsome

chavez00001 (author)2007-10-08

and you can still use it as an extension cord, though not a long one since you don't look fat.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2007-10-08

I like it! I'll try it when I get time.

advoo (author)2007-10-08

Nice idea. Maybe you could put the final photo at the start of this instructable

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