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wiring nite vision

Discussion in 'Night Vision Optics and Illumination' started by sillygarry, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. sillygarry

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    hi guy's
    is there anyone on here that makes wiring looms for self build nite vision i'm sick of all them wires and connections plugs
     
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    gat a soldering iron and some heatshrink. learn a new skill, its not that hard...
     
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    It is simple to sort out your wires, you just need to be able to solder and to strip the insulation from fairly thin cables. As Nobby said a bit of heat shrink and you have a very neat and tidy job.
     
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    Get yourself to Maplins and buy a soldering iron, solder, heat shrink and most important a wire stripper(so much better than knife and fingers!).

    Soldering's easy, once you have some kit you'll never look back!
     
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    so do you cut the plugs off and solder the wires then shrink rap or rewire from and to the units :confused:
     
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    I usually cut of the plugs and use my own wire.
    But sometimes it's just as easy just removing the stuff that takes up the extra buld and makes it look bulky.

    For example, if you use a 3.5 inch monitor they are almost always fitted with a component female plug.
    Coupler.jpg

    A camera almost always uses the BMC type connector, as that's what most security system etc use.
    COS173.jpg

    One could easily buy an adapter from Component to BMC, but as it's just an adapter and not a signal converter just cutting both plugs of and soldering the corresponding wires together (core to core, shield to shield, measure the plugs and wire with a multimeter to find out which is which) gives a much cleaner result.

    The same goes for things like power splitters, they usually have quite a large molded blob where they split, which can be cleaned up considerably by cutting/soldering and shrinkwrapping.
    ACC-2Y.jpeg

    At the same time you can cut to length any extra lenght wire.
    For example my camera came with a 5 foot long cable, but is just mounted 6 inches from the screen.
    That way you can clean up most setups with just some minor work.
    Even if you do not have a soldering iron and solderwire the cost of spliiters and adapters on a NV setup adds up, so not buying all those and buying a cheap soldering iron with the money in the long end will actually save money, and in the end you'll end up with a soldering iron, some skills learned and a clean setup, instead of being the same amount of money out of pocket and ending up with a bodgey adapter ridden cluster(XXXX) of wiring hanging besides your rifle.
    Also the soldering iron will always come in handy.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Tutorial-Inline-Splicing/
     
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    just remember to put the heat shrink on the wire BEFORE you solder it... :D
     
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    Garry, get the wiring sorted and you end up with something like this! Trust me it is worth the effort with the srink wrap.

    Ps this forum is costing me but I cant help myself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fwfApXFBEI
     
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    right i took the plunge and stripped the wiring down 1st i cut the yellow cable which run from camera to screen via the jointing plugs and replaced it direct with 1cable and it worked, then i replaced the splitter cable and wired a live and neutral from both the camera and screen to the power pack now it dont work HELP!!!!!
     
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    Not quite sure what you've done but the cable that comes from the monitor has 3 (normally) cables - 2 video (white and yellow) and the red power. Once you get beyond the point where they split there will be just 4 wires, a single earth, yellow video, white video and red power. These colours may not be the actual colour of the individual wires inside the outer but cam be easily identified with a multimeter or continuity tester.
    Each piece of equipment has its own earth/ground connection and they must all be connected together, this is the normal cause of problems.
    The live from the camera should go to the live in the monitor (yellow video) and the ground should go to a common point
     
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    Mayeb your battery pack is flat??

    Are you sure you have not crossed your wires?
    The 2 reds from your cammera and screen need to go to the 1 red thats on your battery pack, the same goes for your ground, they are usually black.
     
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    it was the battery pack all working now cheers guys:D
     

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