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Hi!

My inon cables are a bit too long. Can i cut the end that goes into the cameras rubber bush by myself? If yes, how to do it properly?

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I make mine own cables from 3-4m lengths of fibre optic, Toslink or 613 core.

I cut them to length with scissors. Never had a problem.

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I have cut them as well, I used a stanley knife (called a boxcutter in other parts of the world I think) I think the key is you want to use something very sharp to get a clean cut. 

This assumes you have cables with a removable bush section rather than something moulded onto the cables.  I believe you should be OK with INON branded cables.

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1 hour ago, ChrisRoss said:

This assumes you have cables with a removable bush section rather than something moulded onto the cables.  I believe you should be OK with INON branded cables.

Agreed, although the bushes are easy enough to get: 

https://www.backscatter.com/Inon-Double-Hole-Rubber-bushing-for-fiber-optic-ca

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Hi Blip

You can cut the fiber yourself. As you probably saw in several posts, some strobes sensors are not so sensitive and any loss of light might represent a risk for not reliable trigger of the strobe.

That said, a clean cut is critical to avoid increase in the loss of light in the cable.

This cutter helps to have a good cut (I do not own it, but I looked at it several times)

https://www.unterwasserkamera.at/shop/catalog/en/product_info.php?info=p5975_d-d-slavekabel---fiber-optic-cable-schneide-werkzeug.html

 

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On 4/24/2021 at 12:38 PM, blipstream said:

Hi!

My inon cables are a bit too long. Can i cut the end that goes into the cameras rubber bush by myself? If yes, how to do it properly?

What do you mean by "too long"? You might try the Aquatica Sync Cord Clamps

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/164829-REG/Aquatica_19215_Sync_Cord_Clamps.html
Or something similar from an electrical hardware shop.
 

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I have made all my strobe optic cables, Stanley knife for a clean cut, You can buy of internet wider optic cables for more light transmission 3mm, stronger but more clumsy.  I have bought cheap rubber mounded bungs at 10p each for the ends, melt hole through, works great. If your not sure how to buy optic cable, buy some optic audio sets and cut the connectors off. 

Not sure if I can post this link?  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264763684342  You can glue the optic cable in place to be firm,  A size 7mm

 

Edited by andywillett

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