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Your work is truly inspirational. I hope to be able to tackle such an epic build one day myself. I hope this whole "working for a living" thing pays off one day. wink.gif
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Check the connections on those, I have heard of them not cutting cleanly through the cable before.
There used to be a very similar type of cable joining method called Scotch Clips which used the same method, they were notoriously unreliable.
Looks great, but you know what it needs?
Powder coating
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Hi there,

regarding your question about the short molex connectors :
I personally dont like this type of connector. They are similar in concept to what is used in the car hifi world for making quick fitting jobs.

I dont like them because you are never sure if the wires are being cut or not in the process of pushing them thru and in the end its not a permanent connection like a solder would be.

Your build is awsome and you take great care to getting thing looking and functioning perfectly. thumb.gif

That type of connection just isnt.

I burnt a car amp once because of such a type of quick connector.
Edited by vinnybear - 8/15/12 at 1:37am
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In the case of a pump, I doubt it, but great effort on your part.thumb.gif
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I'll get the fire extinguisher ready biggrin.giftongue.gif

I gave my dual pumps a try and they fired up just fine.




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Your work is truly inspirational. I hope to be able to tackle such an epic build one day myself. I hope this whole "working for a living" thing pays off one day. wink.gif
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Kind words. Much appreciated Mike!



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Hi there,
regarding your question about the short molex connectors :
I personally dont like this type of connector. They are similar in concept to what is used in the car hifi world for making quick fitting jobs.
I dont like them because you are never sure if the wires are being cut or not in the process of pushing them thru and in the end its not a permanent connection like a solder would be. Your build is awsome and you take great care to getting thing looking and functioning perfectly. thumb.gif That type of connection just isnt. I burnt a car amp once because of such a type of quick connector.

What do you think about using some solder down inside the short molex connectors to secure the connection?
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Been following this build from the start and it really has been a great read.
The attention to detail is first rate and the wow factor is off the scale.
Keep it coming Chris. thumb.gif
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What do you think about using some solder down inside the short molex connectors to secure the connection?

That would better for sure but my major concern with those things is you are forcing your cable thru a slit in a metal plate that will cut thru the sleeve and in some cases some of the wires as well.

In order to solder them in you will have to clear some of the sleeve away and then cover that up again. Not sure how good the end result would look then.

Why not use single bullets that you solder onto your cables since you are only using 2 per connector anyway ?
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I gave my dual pumps a try and they fired up just fine.

How long did you run the pumps for?
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That would better for sure but my major concern with those things is you are forcing your cable thru a slit in a metal plate that will cut thru the sleeve and in some cases some of the wires as well.
In order to solder them in you will have to clear some of the sleeve away and then cover that up again. Not sure how good the end result would look then.
Why not use single bullets that you solder onto your cables since you are only using 2 per connector anyway ?

Lol. I had to go google what a single bullet was. smile.gif Didn't find any examples that seemed like they might work with a molex conector? Do you have a link to one?

I think with an exacto knife I could remove insulation from the very top of the wire, and then get a drop of solder on top that touched the wire and metal plates. As long as it is just a small dot...it would fit underneath the molex connector cap and wouldn't show. I may play with trying this.
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How long did you run the pumps for?

Only about 3 minutes or so, because I was hand holding the inlet hose connected from my faucet sink to the pump inlet. smile.gif
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Only about 3 minutes or so, because I was hand holding the inlet hose connected from my faucet sink to the pump inlet. smile.gif

Just checked online...the poweradjust 2 can handle up to 30 watts and the D5's use 24 watts, so as long as you don't hook up both pumps to one poweradjust 2 you should be good thumb.gif
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Lol. I had to go google what a single bullet was. smile.gif Didn't find any examples that seemed like they might work with a molex conector? Do you have a link to one?
I think with an exacto knife I could remove insulation from the very top of the wire, and then get a drop of solder on top that touched the wire and metal plates. As long as it is just a small dot...it would fit underneath the molex connector cap and wouldn't show. I may play with trying this.

you can get molex connectors for making your own cable:



of course in black

depending on how good you are with electronic soldering you could go another route which is to solder under the Poweradjust board some extentions and use some contact plates to make the connections, you would only need one of them plugged in to supply the whole row.
The plate would also act as a support then


some companies can even make a dual track board for you for only a few bucks.
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