Sanwa JLF wire harness


#1

Hey, I just got a stick from a friend and he told me the only thing wrong with it is that the left does not register on the stick. I opened it up and I noticed the orange wire to the stick is cut up.
http://imgur.com/1K9v6

that’s a picture of it. Is there any way I can fix it other than replacing the whole wire harness?


#2

http://blog.makezine.com/2012/02/28/how-to-splice-wire-to-nasa-standards/
(insulate with electrical tape after)


#3

how many individual wires are inside the orange wire?


#4

Really shouldn’t matter as long as there’s signal/current. Only time you have to replace the entire thing is if the wire is cut clean through (and you’re unable to solder it together).


#5

To clarify d3v’s point, the number of individual metal wires (strands) within the orange insulation doesn’t matter – it’s called stranded wire, and (as they’re all touching each other without insulation) they call carry the same signal, making them functionally equivalent to a single piece of metal (normally referred to as solid-core or single-strand wire). Basically, they form a single wire together that is more flexible and less prone to breakage with movement than a solid-core wire would be. You really don’t need to worry about “connecting all the strands”; as long as some are connected, the wire as a whole will carry the signal just fine. Of course, the more you connect, the stronger the joint is (and thus less it’ll be likely to break).