Cut and connect an LED wire

List of necessary tools:

  • Soldering iron
  • Tin
  • Cutting pliers
  • Wire stripper
  • Cutter
  • Lighter

1. Light wire measurement

Take your neon and measure the length you want to connect.

mesure du néon

2. Light wire cut

Cut the neon where you want it with the wire cutters. A pair of scissors can also do the trick.

couper le néon

3. Removing the outer sheath

Remove the neon colored PVC jacket 1cm using the wire stripper.

retrait de la gaine du néon

4. Preview of the stripping second

You can now see the second transparent PVC sleeve as in the photo.

gaine du néon retiré

5. Removing the transparent sheath

Strip off this second PVC insulation, still using the pliers.

dénuder le néon

6. Separation of the wires

You can now see a central thread covered with phosphorus powder as well as two very fine threads.

séparation des fils

7. Removal of the powder on the central wire of the neon

Before using the cutter, always check that the blade is in good condition. Remain vigilant and handle the cutter with care (very sharp blade)! Remember to retract the blade to avoid any accidents.
Before tinning the wires, that is to say covering them with a layer of tin, you will have to remove the phosphorus powder that covers the central wire of the neon. You just have to take your cutter and scrape off the phosphorus powder with the tip of the blade.

retrait de la poudre du néon avec un cutter

8. Laying the tin on the wires

To avoid any risk of injury, only touch the handle of the soldering iron. Failure of the iron (very hot end) can cause a very severe burn. Never leave your soldering iron unattended in operation. Be vigilant and handle it with care!
Install the neon on one of the crocodile clips of the third hand. Etame the neon threads. To do this, put the hot tip of the soldering iron (280 ° C) in contact with the tin on the copper wire. The tin will naturally spill over the wire.

soudure à l'étain sur le néon

9. Passage of the heat-shrinkable sleeve

Before connecting the power connector, you must first pass the widest heat-shrinkable sleeve into the connector.

gaine thermo rétractable sur le néon

10. Passage of small heat-shrinkable sleeves

Then take the two small sheaths and install one on each wire of the connector.

gaine thermo rétractable sur le néon

11. Soldering the connector to the light wire

Solder the wires of the connector with those of the neon. There is no polarity to follow. So you can take any wire from the connector and solder it to one of the neon wires.
Place the tip of your hot soldering iron (280 ° C) on the central wire of the neon and at the same time bring that of the connector. Put them in touch. The tin on the connector wire and the one on the neon will mix. At this point, remove your soldering iron and hold the connection in place for a few seconds. Your first weld is over!
Solder the remaining wire from the connector to the two fine wires in the same way.

soudure du connecteur sur le néon

12. Placement and retraction of small sheaths

To begin with, position the 2 small heat-shrinkable sleeves at the level of the welds. Heat them using a lighter or a heat gun, for example, so that they perfectly take on the shape of neon.

rétractation des gaines en les chauffant

13. Positioning and retraction of the main sheath

Finally, position the remaining heat-shrink tubing (the largest) to cover all of the wires. This will once again ensure that the neon is waterproof.

rétractation des gaines en les chauffant

14. Preview after the fitting is complete

Here ! Your electroluminescent neon is ready to use. Just plug it into any electroluminescent neon power supply (batteries, 12V, mains)!

gaine rétracté sur le fil lumineux

15. Insulation of the end of the light wire

Don't forget to put the little end cap on top of the other neon. To secure it and make the end waterproof, you must use silicone glue.

isolation du néon

1 comments to

    Mercier Kylloan / Reply

    Salut l’équipage !! Petite question sur c’est file led . Est-ce possible de lui mettre en plus un module pour que cela face feu stop + clignotant dynamique ?

    En simple remplacer la bande RGB stop+ défilant par des file led

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