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scubamarc
02-25-2008, 11:17
where can I buy or make cheap fiber optic cable for sea&sea?

RoyN
02-25-2008, 21:35
Are you intending to buy online or locally? I think most of the store sells it at retail price unfortunately...:smiley19:

scubamarc
02-26-2008, 08:28
Online probably. Most likely BH photo. I will mail order it, even though I work 20 minutes away.

scubamarc
02-26-2008, 08:30
I was thinking of taking a toslink cable(TOSLINK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TOSLINK)) and seeing if I can make my own.

rfb3
02-26-2008, 10:21
scubamark,
Let us know what you find... I've never foudn anything "cheap" if it related to scuba (or boats in general). :)

scubamarc
02-26-2008, 17:39
I found a cheap way. If u look at the connectors on the old cable, there Allen key screws that should be able to remove the cable from the connector.

Look here: Sea & Sea Fiber Optic Cable Connector #90001 (http://www.divervision.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=389)


Now go to radio shack and by a cheap fiber optic cable and splice it carefully. This should work.

scubamarc
03-19-2008, 11:13
I found a $4 replacement. This cable works with NO ISSUES, now i need to adapt some kind of tip to snuggly fit into the ports.

Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment - Discount dive gear (Cheap online!) (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022903&p_id=1553&seq=1&format=2)

scubamarc
04-14-2008, 10:20
file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/mweinstock/Desktop/IMG_3394.jpgI finished the cables. I made 2.

the first: for my connectors I used a 1/4 hex bolt with no threads on the top 1/2 inch. I cut the bolt where the threads starts, drilled a hole in the center. (As best as possible). Stripped the outer cable to get the the inner protective cable.

for the second: I used a 1/4 plastic spacer from lowes. The fiber optic cable was exactly centered. The spacer hole needed to be enlarged a little. The entire cable was able to fit into the spacer.

for both I used epoxy cement. Then place some duct tape on the ends to secure the connector the the stobe/camera. I tried some o-ring, but they were too large.

tongben
06-14-2009, 17:38
I have built one myself. The details and pictures are in my dive logs site at:
How to build a underwater fiber option cables - FAQ (http://dive.vinaworld.com/FAQ/tabid/253/Default.aspx). I hope these instructions helps some of you guys.

Soonerwink
06-14-2009, 21:14
I have built one myself. The details and pictures are in my dive logs site at:
How to build a underwater fiber option cables - FAQ (http://dive.vinaworld.com/FAQ/tabid/253/Default.aspx). I hope these instructions helps some of you guys.
I am glad I saw this thread, I leave for Cozumel on Wed and just discovered I have lost my fibre optic cable. I will head to radio shack tomorrow, and try this out.

CompuDude
06-15-2009, 14:46
I have built one myself. The details and pictures are in my dive logs site at:
How to build a underwater fiber option cables - FAQ (http://dive.vinaworld.com/FAQ/tabid/253/Default.aspx). I hope these instructions helps some of you guys.
I am glad I saw this thread, I leave for Cozumel on Wed and just discovered I have lost my fibre optic cable. I will head to radio shack tomorrow, and try this out.

When you get back, order some cheaper tosslink cables from Monoprice so you have some available for spares. I shudder to think how badly you'll get reamed on the cost of a simple tosslink cable at Radio Shack.