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Old 08/12/2018, 01:53 PM   #1
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Smart UV lamp, shortening cable?

Just setting up an emperor aquatics smart UV 40W unit. The power cable is like 15í long, and I only need it to be a couple of feet.

I decided to chop the wire down to the desired length, Iíve stripped the wires and tinned them.

The question I have now is, will the 4-pin connector that I took off be re-usable? (Not sure if they only clamp once, and once pulled out they wonít work again?) Or will I need to buy a new 4-pin connector?

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Old 08/12/2018, 01:58 PM   #2
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Should of just left it alone.


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Old 08/12/2018, 02:06 PM   #3
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Wasnít an option, the 15í of cable would not have been easy to deal with


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Old 08/12/2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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Looks like I will need to buy a new 4 pin connector for it. They wonít stay in the one I pulled off.


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Old 08/13/2018, 02:17 PM   #5
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Would've been easier to leave the plug end alone and cut out the middle of the cord itself and reconnect.


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Old 08/13/2018, 04:07 PM   #6
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Yeah, I really thought about that (after the fact) but in the end, this is better way long term (as long as the pin connector goes on okay. Iíll update once I fix it.


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Old 08/14/2018, 09:31 AM   #7
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Looks like I will need to buy a new 4 pin connector for it. They won’t stay in the one I pulled off.


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You can get the connector from AquaUV but I think your connector is fine and you just need the female pins. That connector is common between the AquaUV and EA units/ You will need to contact them because the connector doesn't normally include the pins but I am pretty sure they have them. Just tell them that you have an AquaUV Classic and need the 4 in ceramic connector as well as the pins. The pins require a special crimper but you might be able to use a needle nose pliers or some other crimping tool.


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