Broken Ethercon Connector Fix?

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Kurt, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Kurt

    Kurt Member

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    So, I was being stupid, taking a panel off a Delta 3000 fogger, and in taking off the panel with the Ethercon port, didn't think to unscrew the thing. Noticed all the pretty pins and thought nothing of them, and demolished them when I was putting it back on. I realize now how incredibly stupid that was, but now I'm in a jam where I need this thing working by the end of the day Friday at the absolute latest.

    My current plan is to desolder the pins from the board and solder in a piece of cat5 cable that'll plug into a female to female and then to the remote. Does anyone have any ideas that might be faster or any reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea?
  2. MNicolai

    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Sarasota, FL
    You can probably take it to any sound or lighting installer's shop and they should be able to fix it for you. Call ahead, but I bet your local installation firms will have a healthy supply of various Ethercon connectors on-hand. If not, they should at least have some 8P8C jacks floating around they could put on in place for you.
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