extra unused controller wires

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bryanmanuele
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extra unused controller wires

Post by bryanmanuele » Dec 12, 2017 1:08 pm

is it safe to cut/remove or cap off unused wires on a controller?

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Re: extra unused controller wires

Post by dustNbone » Dec 13, 2017 1:07 am

Sure it's safe. Just make sure they're properly capped so nothing is going to short against anything else (including the controller casing and bike frame). And make sure you either leave enough of a stub to solder/crimp a wire back on if you ever decide you need the functions you've cut the wires for. Or just be really sure you'll never need those features. I suppose you could just open the case and resolder a new wire inside in a pinch.

Again, make sure they're well covered, I usually use short pieces of small diameter shrink tubing, and pinch the open end shut while it's still hot. Sometimes this hurts a little. I should find another way. But it hurts less each time I do it.

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Re: extra unused controller wires

Post by bryanmanuele » Dec 13, 2017 10:58 am

:) Thanks for the reassurance and thanks for the humor! Electronics is not something I know much about except that mistakes can be devastating and costly.

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Re: extra unused controller wires

Post by fechter » Dec 13, 2017 3:23 pm

dustNbone wrote:
Dec 13, 2017 1:07 am

Again, make sure they're well covered, I usually use short pieces of small diameter shrink tubing, and pinch the open end shut while it's still hot. Sometimes this hurts a little. I should find another way. But it hurts less each time I do it.
I use needlenose pliers to pinch them closed. Works great
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