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    please take a moment to help this noob....


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    this may seem like a simple task but i am trying to extend the power supply cord for my radar detector, could yall help me out?

    what wire would be best to use?

    what is the best way to splice it back together?

    thank you for your time

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    You can get "barrel connectors" from any radio shack. All this requires is you to cut the cord, get another strand of wire and put them together. The barrel connector requires crimping.

    ---ORIG WIRE------>[BARREL]<---NEW WIRE--->[BARREL]<----ORIG WIRE-----

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    old.....x.....new.....x.....old

    x= tie together, crimp with a barrel....whatever
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    Quote Originally Posted by hxcsemu
    this may seem like a simple task but i am trying to extend the power supply cord for my radar detector, could yall help me out?

    what wire would be best to use?

    what is the best way to splice it back together?

    thank you for your time
    I typically piggy back things together. Splitting each wire in half ---< >-----
    and twisting one side with the other side and the the other side with the other side and then all together then tape!

    http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/pdf/M...1200_1200E.pdf

    Take a look at this site, it has some good ways how to make some connections on page 3 and 4.

    good luck!
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    ok thanks all, i had a pretty good idea but the people at radio shack didnt seem to know any more than i did, they said they have no "adapter extenders"

    any wire should work?

    special size or guage wiring?

    thanks again

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    what kind of power connector is it? prob be easiest to go to radioshack and get the opposite matching male/female connector, solder your extension there and get another of the same connector you have already.


    another note. why do you need an extension? your radar detector shouldn't be totally out of reach of the cigarette lighter. another possibility you might awnt to consider is a hardwire.

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    You want to do it right? Do NOT use tape and those twist-on wirecaps. Do it the way the pros do. Either splice the halves of the wire together and cover the splices with shrink tubing (available at any Radio Shack), OR, use "butt splices" which are little barrels that the wire ends go into, and get crimped down to lock it all in place.

    This way, you don't risk a short from an unexpected exposed wire, and possibly blowing a fuse in a potentially important circuit. I've seen some vehicles where the gauges and the lighter were on the same circuit.
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    Or, you can do what real pro's do and solder the ends together.

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