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Fast Fix Extension cord Repair

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    • Repairing an extension cord is a relatively simple process that anyone can do at home. This is the cord that we will repair.

    • Disconnect the cable before carrying out any repair work.

    • Use a utility knife to cleanly cut the cable and expose the interior wires.

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    • Use wire strippers to remove about 5cm of the outer insulation from the cable.

    • Remove around a centimeter of insulation from the inner wires to reveal the bare copper using the wire strippers.

    • Do the same for the other side of the extension cord.

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    • Take the two halves of the extension and join the corresponding wires together. Neutral wire N (blue wire); The phase L wire (red, black or brown); The ground wire (green and yellow).

    • Twist the copper wires together.

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    • Solder the joints of the wires with a soldering gun.

    • For help with soldering, check out our How to Solder and Desolder Connections guide.

    • It may help to use a vice grip or similar to hold one end of the wires in place, so that you can manipulate the other side with your hands.

    • If necessary, you can rectify any blisters or spikes in the soldering using a small hammer.

    • Once you've soldered all of the connections, check with the ohmmeter that the current flows well from one end of the extension cord to the other. If it does not, check to make sure that the solder has made a firm connection with each side of each cable pair. It may help to reflow the soldered connections.

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    • Use electrical tape to insulate each of the inner wires.

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    • After covering all connections individually with electrical tape. Then cover the entire wire harness with retractable sheath thermosetting tube.

    • Apply heat from a hairdryer or heat gun to the heat shrink tubing until it is wrapped tightly around the cable.

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    • This is how your extension cord will look like after you finished to repair it.

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Be sure to slide the section of thermosetting tube onto one of the cord ends before soldering the wires. The tube should be cut to a length that will cover the repair section and overlap the adjacent outer insulation by 1.5cm on each side of the repair. After soldering, slide the tube over the repair and heat shrink it.

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