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At last I've found the second link I was looking for from back then, when I was asking the same question as you. There's a link there to soldering a Sata 2 data connection from 2007 and also to the Sata Data crimpable connectors that ModDiy sell. I even started thinking about building a crimper to do the job using PCI array blanking plates whose thickness matches the width of the crimping tags, but in the  end I decided that the real place to shorten data cables was along the wire rather than at the connectors, using a bending point as the site for a junction box designed to fit the build and suit the difficulties of making the joint.

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At last I've found the second link I was looking for from back then, when I was asking the same question as you. There's a link there to soldering a Sata 2 data connection from 2007 and also to the Sata Data crimpable connectors that ModDiy sell. I even started thinking about building a crimper to do the job using PCI array blanking plates whose thickness matches the width of the crimping tags, but in the  end I decided that the real place to shorten data cables was along the wire rather than at the connectors, using a bending point as the site for a junction box designed to fit the build and suit the difficulties of making the joint.
Thanks for the reply. I had seen that guide before. Problem is that it shows nothing about crimping it. It looks like he just solders it back together. I'm thinking I will just order a bunch of the connectors, pull the pins clamp them down and try to crimp them with pliers. I might try to make my own crimping tool. I'll update if I make any progress.
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Good luck. If you attempt a crimping tool you might consider a set of circlip pliers with removable heads as a basis for the mechanism.

post #1004 of 1109
Question:

where can i find SATA power male connector?

i did find the actual connector
http://www.moddiy.com/product_images/uploaded_images/d72dc800243bd49d2ffaf58ba7e16ba2.jpg

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/983/379/381/381379983_315.JPG

but i cant find the cover :

http://usb.brando.com/prod_img/zoom/UCABL005000_02_L.jpg

does anyone have info on this?

thanks in advance tongue.gif
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Question:

where can i find SATA power male connector?

i did find the actual connector
http://www.moddiy.com/product_images/uploaded_images/d72dc800243bd49d2ffaf58ba7e16ba2.jpg

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/983/379/381/381379983_315.JPG

but i cant find the cover :

http://usb.brando.com/prod_img/zoom/UCABL005000_02_L.jpg

does anyone have info on this?

thanks in advance tongue.gif

The first two you linked are designed for board mounting, not for cables; there are no covers designed for them. The first one is pretty much impossible to crimp wires onto without a special tool I have yet to find and soldering wires to the terminals is iffy at best due to their close spacing (believe me, I've tried). The second one is designed to be soldered to a PCB.

I have searched high and low for male cable connectors and I have yet to find any. However, there is a way around the problem. Get a SATA power extension cable that has the male connector on one end and cut off the connector on the other end. They are easy to find inexpensively if you don't need anything very long. If the colored wires turn you off or show through your sleeving, a Black Sharpie felt pen will do a nice job of blackening the wires.

I did find a source for a cable that's just shy of 24" but it costs a bit more. If you don't like the sloppy looking sleeving on it, you can just remove it after cutting off the wrong connector. https://modmymods.com/phobya-sata-power-extension-internal-60cm-black.html

If you need a cable that is longer than the ModMyMods cable, just use a less expensive shorter cable and splice in longer wires. If you stagger the splices, they will be less likely to show bulges in the sleeving.

Btw, I suggest you avoid MODdiy whenever possible. Besides taking a long time to receive orders from China, if you ever have a problem with an order, it will just about take an act of God to get them to respond, let alone do anything. Also, not all of their product listings are accurate.
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was hard to search such a large thread for this. On forzen cpu I see two 16awg wires

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/19819/wir-92/16AWG_High_Voltage_High_Temperature_UL3239_Silicone_Rubber_Wire_-_Black.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/16411/ele-1114/16AWG_Hook_Up_UL1007_Approved_Wire_-_Black.html

one is much cheaper than the other. Is there a reason? recommendations? (heatshrinkless method with paracord)
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Frozen CPU has had some serious problems in the past year or so and is not to be trusted anymore (or, at least, for a while longer).

You can get some excellent wire with thin insulation that makes it easer to crimp pins onto for a good price from MainFrame customs.
     
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Frozen CPU has had some serious problems in the past year or so and is not to be trusted anymore (or, at least, for a while longer).

You can get some excellent wire with thin insulation that makes it easer to crimp pins onto for a good price from MainFrame customs.

Thanks for the information! That is sad because they have lots of stuff.
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I know you say "bic" lighter but will a zippo work to melt para-cord easily? I already have one thats empty so I need to ether buy fuel for it or buy a bic.

Also, I was walking through home depot and found some 16AWG wire for cheap and picked it up. You talked a lot about finding the perfect kind of wire but if I understand that was for the wire coating to be thinner for easier connection into the connector?
I guess what I am asking is if I can go wrong from an electrical perspective just picking up cheap wire. (going with heatshrinkless para-cord method)

thanks oneeyedsmiley02.png
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I know you say "bic" lighter but will a zippo work to melt para-cord easily? I already have one thats empty so I need to ether buy fuel for it or buy a bic.

Also, I was walking through home depot and found some 16AWG wire for cheap and picked it up. You talked a lot about finding the perfect kind of wire but if I understand that was for the wire coating to be thinner for easier connection into the connector?
I guess what I am asking is if I can go wrong from an electrical perspective just picking up cheap wire. (going with heatshrinkless para-cord method)

thanks oneeyedsmiley02.png

Bump. The zippo is great because I can leave it on and standing up with two hands for the cable (gets super hot to touch tho).

Also, maybe I am doing it wrong, but I cannot make the Hans Long HT-225D crimper get the long wings to make the heart shape. They will not curl into the wire so one overlaps the other and one wing breaks off after the crimp is done. Any suggestions? The wire part is still gripped firmly and as a test I got pliers and tried to rip the wire from the pin. It took a considerable amount of force and strength so if I made my cables this way they would never break.



I followed this video exactly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNA2pkcrSMc
Edited by andydabeast - 6/12/16 at 12:00pm
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