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astronymonkey

shortening dew strip leads

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Hi ,

hopefully this will be a simple query but I have some dew srips and i want to make their leads shorther. Is there any polarity in these things or can any of the two wires be connected to posotive ?

Im thinking that they are just some sort of resistor so the direction of the current shouldnt matter but i wanted to check first.

Thanks

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Mine & the only ones I've seen, are just some enclosed resistance, so yes either polarity will work.

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I shortened some of mine a while ago.  Whilst I'm sure people are correct that polarity isn't an issue, I used a meter to check the polarity was the same as the original.

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Shortened mine recently, bought some coloured plugs from Maplins and colour coded them with heat shrink sleeving, well it's been very cloudy lately :grin:

Put the polarity back the same, bit fiddly soldering them on.

Dave

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I shortened mine with right angled connectors to go in to mount hub.  Easy enough job, but the cables are fairly light gauge so can be a little tricky.

I personally would observe polarity as there may be some short circuit protection (diode) fitted.

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Thanks everyone thats been really helpful. I m going to try to keep the existing polarity and i hqve a multimeter so should be able to check. Out of interest does the centre pin ultimately lead to the posotive terminal on the battery or the negative ?

Thanks

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The centre pin on a controller is typically +

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