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Building tip - Battery snaps
« on: April 21, 2012, 11:19:30 PM »
Hey guys

I was doing a batch of battery snaps like I do once in a while. Dropped the iPhone on the desk and made a 2 minute video. Please not that the same principle can probably be applied to pretty much any wires, including batches of 3 or four wires, but I haven't tried that.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AgX6oyQf5A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AgX6oyQf5A</a>

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 06:43:40 AM »
Thats a cool trick!

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 10:07:46 AM »
Ha, that's awesome!! :) I connected some battery snaps to an adapterplug, to have an on-the-go adapter for quickly testing pedals. That's another tip!

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 05:12:10 PM »
Cool tip Jacob!  Does such a neat job twisting it as opposed to by hand.  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 06:53:36 PM »
hm could you do that for pots too?

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 03:07:27 PM »
this is cool!

I've been contemplating how I could add some strain relief to my battery snaps.  I've seen pedals that have extra holes they run the battery snap wire through to act as a kind of strain relief for the solder joints.

anyone got any tips or ideas on that?

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 03:23:27 PM »
Well I can share what I do.

I use a zip tie mount inside the enclosure, along with a zip tie. You can find what I mean by zip tie mount here: http://www.amazon.com/Zip-Tie-Mount-25-Pack/dp/B000BSJHLE

Here's what it looks like.



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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »
That's the same way I do heater wires in an amp!  Awesome!
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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 11:15:13 AM »
thanks!  now that's an immaculate pedal- i think i'm gonna start doing 125's so I can do top mounts hardware and neater guts

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Re: Building tip - Battery snaps
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2012, 08:31:55 AM »
I actually have bought spools of 3 wires twisted for pots and I bet thats how its done only on a larger scale. you could make a rach to hold 3 spools and twist up an assload of pot leads and cut the to 4/5 inch sections and stick em in a drawer for later use. I'm playing with my drill today. weeeeeeeeeee!
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