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I have not heard of anybody doing that.


If you are good with your soldering equipment and can reuse or replace the gold connectors it's probably do-able.

I've wondered about shortening them before, but was concerned about making the position sensor wires the exact same length. Or if the length was even an issue.

Hmmmm....
 

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Sensor wires

Technically the length of the sensor wires really doesn't matter.

We don't recommend that people try to shorten those wires though because they are difficult to get reconnected/soldered back together properly.

I have seen some people cut sections out of the middle of their sensor harnesses and resolder/shrinkwrap the wires back together sucessfully... but I have also seen people do a very poor job of it and it causes problems with their systems.
 

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Steve Weiss said:
Technically the length of the sensor wires really doesn't matter.

We don't recommend that people try to shorten those wires though because they are difficult to get reconnected/soldered back together properly.

I have seen some people cut sections out of the middle of their sensor harnesses and resolder/shrinkwrap the wires back together sucessfully... but I have also seen people do a very poor job of it and it causes problems with their systems.
Thats what I did. Cut some out of the middle. Resolder, and shrink wrap. Used the motor all year without a hitch!! Alot cleaner looking, and less clutter!
 

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I heated my wires up, and twisted them.. They stay together nice an neat..just like we use to do with servo wires..


Novak should offer a rewire kit for that.. All they would need is the connector, and the plugs for the connector.. we wouldnt even need to solder anything..Just like putting a new plug on a servo..
 

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I've seen similar connectors used in laptop computers and small electronic devices. I'm sure that you can find the parts to do it yourself online or at a good electronics store. I doubt Radio Shack would have what you need any more, but I bet a store like Frys Electronics might. I'm sure that this would void your warranty with Novak on the speed control if you used a different sensor wire harness.
 

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The connectors and terminals are common JST parts. You could get them off Digikey. You'll probably have to buy them 10 at a time for the housing and 100 at a time for the terminals. At most it'll still only cost $3-$5 total.
 
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