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  1. Nodent

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    Hello,
    I would like to build meteor rods with only 1 - 4 pin connector per rod.
    I have drawn up a wiring theory. What do you think.

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    Habbosrus New house (again) 2017

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    That's exactly how I did mine and they work great. I have joined them with 3 core pigtails. I asked Ray if he could make these 3 Core Splitter/4 Core middle and he did so but only after I'd already made my pixicles. The idea I had was to wire as you have and connect to a 4 core pigtail. I could then connect to the splitter I have linked.
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    Nodent Apprentice Elf

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    That connector is perfect.

    So Ray is versatile I take it?
    Will Ray create, say a 50 foot long line with 10 tee's incorporated in it?

    Shannon
     
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    Would be interested in those pigtails too, but make sure Ray tests them and then you retest them. I got an order with 10 2 wire T's, one literally melted and 8 of the remaining 10 are defective, so 90% failure rate! Still need to email ray about that!
     
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    Wow! I've been very lucky then. I got 30 x 3 core T type splitters, 100 x 3 core pigtails, 100 x 2 core pigtails, 30 x 2 core T type splitters and I've only had 1 failure so far and I think that was my fault. I think the 3 core/4 core middle will have a bunch of uses. One of which will be ease of connecting pixicles/meteors. Time to start planning for 2015 :D
     
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    Ray indicated he can make me 15m cable with 10 tee in it for $18 USD.

    I think I will order 4.

    But first I will use rope to make sure a 1.5m spacing will do the justice.
     
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    I've had decent luck with the 3 wire and the 4 wire as well, only a couple failures out of 10, all my 4 wire the molding has gaps in it though.
     
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    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    so in making these i take it it is just like any string you need only to add another data line if going over 50 or so pixels
     
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    I just had Ray make up 30 of these. Each one is 1M long and includes 5 x 4 core connects so a total of 150 with each one being 20cm apart. I am going to use the 30/m RGB ribbon cable.

    He made them up within a week and expected delivery is tomorrow. only cost $150.
     

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    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    so you got 30 m of connectors for $150
     
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    EDIT
    Sorry made a mistake it's $180 as they were $6 each and not $5. Worked out cheaper then the one Ray has as it uses less joiners. Is that not a good price?
     
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    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    well 150 joiners for $150 so $1 each lol all joined together is cheap i was looking at how i would do the same sort of thing but not worth my time to do it for that price
     
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    I just checked Aliexpress and I was right the first time $150. I'm having a bad night.

    Yes it's not worth your time and its a much better job.
     
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    It's actually 150 going down and 60 to join them all so 210 in total.
     
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    lizardking IT IS STILL ALL BENS FAULT

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    have to shw us a photo when you get em really interested now
     

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