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    light monkey torch flickering - looks like a dodgy cable...is fixing 'easy'?

    My lightmonkey 32w light has developed a flicker when I wiggle the light cord - seems to be somewhere past where the cord enters the light head.
    There's just a nut holding a cable protector than another plastic nut where the light goes into the head - is checking the state of the connection simply a matter of undoing the nut and having a look inside or is this something I should leave to someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinimalMayhem View Post
    My lightmonkey 32w light has developed a flicker when I wiggle the light cord - seems to be somewhere past where the cord enters the light head.
    There's just a nut holding a cable protector than another plastic nut where the light goes into the head - is checking the state of the connection simply a matter of undoing the nut and having a look inside or is this something I should leave to someone else?
    If you are asking the question then I suggest you do nothing and get someone in the know to look at it. Deep Ideas can fix it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhitlow View Post
    If you are asking the question then I suggest you do nothing and get someone in the know to look at it. Deep Ideas can fix it for you.
    +1

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    There will be a break in one of the cores in the flexible cable. It will need a complete cable replacement. It can be done if you’re competent but there are a few things that can go wrong that will render the light useless. (Polarity/cable colours vary with type and are reversed in e/o. The delrin internal threads are soft and will fail at a torque lower than needed to tighten the glands. The bottom nut on the glands needs a half thickness spanner. The soldered connections are big on 1.5mm2 cable, you’ll need a high power soldering iron to do it without heating the switch up and damaging it.)

    I’ve done one end of a cable by shortening it without much hassle, but it didn’t last long. Complete replacement was a fair bit of work and really I should have sent it to deep ideas a got new glands & orings etc.


 

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