|Splicing outside connectors|
Humidity or dust can enter a connector located outside.|
When the cable is carying high frequency signal, like satellite or WiFi, the humidity will quickly alterate the strength and quality of the signal.
Splicing is the effective way to properly seal the connector.
|1.||Make sure that the connector is dry and clean of any dust,
connect the cable and tighthen the connector firmly with the hand.
Cut 15 to 20 centimeters of splicing tape.
I use 19 millimeters Scotch 23 Rubber Splicing Tape from 3M.
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Start wrapping the splicing tape around the
|3.||Now wrap the connector and the socket at the same time.
The tape is strechable enough to adapt to the difference in diameter.
Make two loops covering the connector and the socket, make sure that the shocket is wrapped firmly and is watertight.
Wrap the connector and continue toward the cable end.
Continue wrapping the same way.
|6.||Terminate by wraping the cable itself on a distance of 5
From the socket to the cable, you have created a watertight seal that will prevent rain or dust to enter the connector.
|7.||Fix the end of the splicing tape with two or three loops
of normal electric tape.
You better use good quality electric tape wo it will not peel of at the first rain.
|8.||After a short period, the loops of splicing tape will bound
together and it will not be possible to unwrap the tape.
Use a cutter knife or cutting pliers to cut the splicing tape, but be cautious not to cut the cable underneath.
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