Dapol Junction Bracket Signals

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Dapol Junction Bracket Signals

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Post by Rich123 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:21 pm

I have just obtained one of the above. The set contains pre-wired switches that plug into a control module that fits below the signal, under the baseboard. The problem is that the wires are only twelve inches long and my control panel is more that three feet away from where I want to install the signal. Can anyone suggest how I can extend the cables without inserting a longer cable? I don't want to start cutting the supplied cable as this could invalidate the warranty. (I've had to return one of the single arm models in the past because of a fault). Has anyone else got one of these signals and have experienced the same problem?

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:45 pm

I wouldn’t imagine anybody is going to have a control panel within 12 inches of all the signals on a layout. Surely you are supposed to supply the wires to the control module.
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Post by RogerB » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:51 pm

Walkingthedog wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Surely you are supposed to supply the wires to the control module.
I'd have said that was the case with any pre wired accessory to be honest Rich. You will have to join wiring onto the supplied wires, which really are only there to cater for the drop under the baseboard. There are a variety of solutions. Can you solder?

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Post by Rich123 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:40 pm

I can solder (not very well) but I can ask a member of the club to help. At the moment I'm looking at all avenues to go down before I have to cut the wires. I suppose if I have to I could use terminal blocks as they won't be visible.

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Post by RogerB » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:13 pm

Yup - that's another idea.

Let us know how you get on.

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Post by Hound Dog » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:01 pm

Surely an extension cable must be available for such situations ?...... if not you can perhaps make you own with a pair of matching male and female connector and a length of suitable cable...... if you can post a picture of the connector I can try to help identify the type etc

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Post by Rich123 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:22 am

Picture attached. I have also attached a drawing of the plug with dimensionjs.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:36 am

No picture. Did you use the "Add image to post" in blue at the bottom of the reply box?
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Post by Rich123 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:40 am

Don't know what happened there. Hopefully they are attached now.
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Post by IanS » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:45 am

That looks like a standard connector.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Pairs-4-Pi ... SwPh5ZEdPP

or

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pairs-of-4 ... SwZSpdT~Tg

There are lot of other suppliers too.

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