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Hi everybody!

I have 2x 5306c01 and 2x  5306bc046. All the wires are frayed, as always :sceptic:

I want to change them, but I want to use a similar wire, like the original ones. But I can't find something online!

Could you help me? Many thanks!

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you cold use the wires from an pf extention cable you just have to cut them and fit them into the old plugs

 

XGBC

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Thank you all. I wanna use a cable that is quite the same as the original (I dont like custom made cables, but in this case i need to).

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Those frayed cables keep popping up more often, it seems... Related post: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/169489-frayed-wiring-on-9v-track-connectors/

That material has reached it's expected lifetime, eh? :laugh:

I replaced the frayed cable with a telefone cable, have a look here in my Flickr account:

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1 hour ago, treczoks said:

Be careful, this is a 28AWG, and anything but a "power cable". This is not the kind of cable I'd use to drive a LEGO motor. The original LEGO PF cable is more like 20-22AWG range for a reason.

Ah ok!

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@treczoks Had to read up on AWG first... I don't know why Americans always have to make things more complicate than they are? :laugh:

I would'nt worry much about using 28AWG here. 20 to 22 AWG can handle around 15 Ampere (!!!). The 9V regulator delivers around 1 Ampere at 9 Volts Maximum. I ran 2 x 9V train motors with my repaired cable without any problems.

 

@Arrow If you have old telephone cables around at home (ISND or normal phone lines), you can use these as well. Telephone cables have around 0,12 to 0,16 mm² cross-section which should be more than enough for the load you are putting on it.

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Found myself repairing a 9v cable this morning, and it went pretty smoothly. Ended up using 22 awg stranded wire. Thought I would have to solder, but ended up pressing the wire into the original contact prongs. 

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There is a few more pictures/descriptions on my flickr account here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmxAdgKx

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