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Electronics => Repair => Topic started by: Rerouter on March 27, 2017, 11:13:22 am

Title: Tek Scope Probe Repair
Post by: Rerouter on March 27, 2017, 11:13:22 am
First and foremost, I'm mainly doing this as a learning exercise, i already have enough working probes to handle my day to day

One of my older fixed X10 probes has a partial breakage at just past the stress relief, about half the sheilding is still intact, and the probe itself still functions

I am wondering if there is any better way to fix it that putting 4:1 heatshrink over the probe and down the wire?
e.g. is there any kind of inline splice crimp for this kind of thing, or a way to reverse out the original crimp and loose 2 inches
Title: Re: Tek Scope Probe Repair
Post by: PA0PBZ on March 27, 2017, 11:27:44 am
The cable is probably part of the divider network so cutting off a piece is likely not a good idea. What I would try is peeling a bit of the plastic from both ends of the break, get some shielding from another cable to put over the gap, then heat shrink and be done.
Title: Re: Tek Scope Probe Repair
Post by: Rerouter on March 28, 2017, 10:06:43 am
Thanks for the advise, it actually makes a very sturdy repair.

I trimmed 5mm back on either end, then tightly wound copper braid around it and i am just waiting on more stock of 12mm 4:1 heatshrink to seal it over, but so far it maintains most of its original flex, which considering it failed right next to the stress relief is needed,