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Empire Parkstone28/12/2018 19:18:07
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I would like to extend the wires on a Spectrum 60 amp SRX 200 esc switch. The switch is only attached to the esc and easily detached.The wires are very thin can I just split and extend a few inches or might there be dragons?

Dave Milbourn28/12/2018 23:23:24
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A picture would help.

Dave Milbourn29/12/2018 10:06:25
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Reading your questio again and I see that a Spektrum SRX200 is actually a receiver. Presumably you have a seperate 60A speed controller which has a switch, much like this one.

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As you say, the wires to the switch are very thin - typically 26AWG. Cutting them to insert an additional piece is possible, but only if you trust your soldering ability. Wire to wire joints are a pain in the proverbial!
I would suggest it's easier to pull back the cover from the switch and solder another switch and leads in parallel with it. Leave the existing switch in the OFF position and use the new one instead.

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Empire Parkstone29/12/2018 10:15:57
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Thanks Dave yes  similar esc alas soldering is Taboo for me

Edited By Empire Parkstone on 29/12/2018 10:17:18

Dave Milbourn29/12/2018 10:27:05
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Then perhaps a mechanical extension such as a length of 18SWG piano wire through the switch toggle to act as a pushrod? No dragons there!

DM

Empire Parkstone29/12/2018 10:39:12
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Thanks perhaps something like that as below deck is such a cramped space I was tempted to lengthen the Batt feed so I could move it all to the next open space

Telstar29/12/2018 13:45:07
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Hi, For extending wires, a much easier way is to solder seal heat shrink. you strip the ends to be joined, insert in the heat shrink fitting and heat with a hot air gun (or similar) the heat shrink closes on the wire cover and the solder ring in the fitting melts to give a good joint.

example from e-bay **LINK**

Cheers Tom

Dave Milbourn29/12/2018 17:02:30
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Eyup, Tom - long time since, eh?

Those gizmos are truly cunning but a trifle expensive unless you're making lots of wire-to-wire joints of different sizes. Nonetheless I've saved the link for possible future use - many thanks and HNY.

Dave M

Empire Parkstone29/12/2018 19:07:27
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Duly noted Tom thanks

EP

Telstar30/12/2018 12:03:53
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Hi Dave, A HNY,2U2.

Don't build these days, No water. Jobsworth stopped local pond, fishing only, nature reserve.

Do follow MB, but only post if I think can be useful and non controversial.

Those 'gizmos' are available in smaller quantities typical 5 off white (26-24 SWG) £1.50 p+p inc.

same source.

EP sorry for hijacking your post HNY

Tom

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