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VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« on: January 10, 2017, 13:44:23 »
Hi,

After a crash resulting in a broken vtx, I decided to buy a new one. After getting help of which one to use I ended up buying one which doesn';t fit my lead.

The image below shows the new one on the right and the old on the left. The new one won';t fit on my cable, is there any way of making this work without soldering? Do I have to take it back or could I get a connector?

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 13:52:27 »
No way to fix without soldering, all the vtx come with their own leads

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 14:07:55 »
is there any way of making this work without soldering? Do I have to take it back or could I get a connector?

Did you get the correct connector with the new vtx? (you should have  :smiley:)

Quite sure the only way is to solder the new connector to power supply, and cam.

If you did take it back, you';d have to just get a like for like vtx, to do a straight forward plug in and play!

Don';t be afraid of soldering  :laugh:


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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 14:09:17 »
No way to fix without soldering, all the vtx come with their own leads

You beat me to it  :laugh:

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 14:11:55 »
Looks like a Luminier VTX. It';s a good VTX and a good connector, mine is 14 months old and going strong. But you';ll have to do a little cable splicing or soldering. Nothing unusual there :smiley:

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 14:33:19 »
Could I try and take of this connector and attach it to my original so it fits?

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 14:41:58 »
Technically, if the crimps between the two adaptors are the same you can lift the white tabs on the adaptors and remove the wires then do the same to the other set of wires and switch the adaptor over

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 15:43:18 »
okay thanks ill take a look. Is there any videos you could share with me that show how to solder it together?

thanks


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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 16:05:29 »
I';d be inclined to use the new wiring and it';s silicone and your old wiring is plastic coated. Far more durable.

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 22:00:35 »
Hi , thanks for all the information.

I was wondering if this method could work. Would i be able to cut the existing wires and attach the new wires to the existing so the connector will fit the vtx.

See below images of existing wires and the new one. Would i only need to keep the red, black and yellow on the new wires as thats the only ones i have on the existing. I have attached the diagrams that show what the cables are.









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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 22:45:59 »
And how do you attach the two sets of wires? This is tradionally a soldering job

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 00:04:44 »
Hi,

My Dad is an electrician and he used these metal clios (think there called crimps) that connect wires together. Would you be able to tell me if i';ve got the right wires as in do i cut the two red ones completely off (image 3) and leave the yellow black and red and then attach them to the yellow balcjk and red existing ones?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2017, 00:07:45 by baines17 »

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 13:26:58 »
Get it soldered you wuss lol

Wire crimps = crap connection  :laugh: and you want a good camera/power wiring connection for FPV !

Crimps are only good for wiring car sound systems and tow bar elecy hookups  :laugh:

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 16:02:47 »
Hi,

Ahah I would but I';ve never tried it and it';s extra money as I need to buy a soldering kit! How hard is it, don';t want to mess it up!

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2017, 16:33:38 »
To add to Revs comments just do not get any lead free solder it will just end in tears unless you have done a lot of soldering you definitely want 60/40 leaded solder for best results also don';t forget some heatshrink tubing to cover up those joints

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2017, 16:51:42 »
I';ve just got some 63/37 solder to try, I read it cools more evenly resulting in a better, shinier joint. But I can';t confirm that yet. Will report back soon :smiley:

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2017, 21:10:34 »
Probably be worth checking the member map to see if there is anyone near you, whilst I agree with the others that soldering isn';t hard and is pretty much mandatory, I can understand it being intimidating and the upfront cost is huge just to get two wires tacked together, if you are close to someone they may a) do it for you and b) show you how

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Re: VTX lead doesn't fit my new vtx
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