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In Topic: How to make a waterproof cable for a custom monitor housing?

03 July 2017 - 10:20 PM

My apologies for the very slow reply to your query, I've only just revisited this post.  Hopefully I can answer your question by explaining via the attached photo.


Yes, the internal diameters of 1 and 2 need to be enlarged to allow the (pared down) micro HDMI plug to pass through them.  However, the hole at the end of 2 needs to be kept small enough to retain the s/s washer 3. 


Washer 3 is cut and twisted to allow it to be placed over the cable, then twisted back into shape.


I was able to stretch the rubber seal (4) over the micro HDMI plug, once the plastic sheathing on the plug had been carefully pared away. A little soapy water on the seal probably helped.


I've never had any leaks with it, the cap (2) can be screwed down quite tightly onto seal (4) to ensure it's waterproof.


The only problem I've had was where the cable emerged from the cap (2).  It's a flex point and the wiring eventually failed.  I addressed this by adding a piece of rigid 90 degree plastic tubing (from a garden irrigation system).


I hope this helps but let me know if you need more info.


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In Topic: Panasonic GH5 Photos / Specs

05 January 2017 - 08:12 PM

Looks like the GH5 is a bit larger than the GH4, so could be problematic adapting a GH4 Ike housing to take it.  I'd need to get my hands on one first so don't think I'll be rushing in at this stage.



In Topic: Panasonic GH5 Photos / Specs

01 January 2017 - 02:52 PM

I'm using a GH4 for video in an Ikelite housing.  Not being as compact as the alloy housings makes the Ikes a bit more roomy internally.  If the GH5 is pretty much the same size as the GH4, I reckon the Ike controls could be modified to make it work, at least for video.