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CCB Extension Needed

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I have the older CCB with 4 conductor wires.  I need to extend one of the 50 bulb strings about 10 feet.  LOR says it cannot be extended (maybe that is only with their cables?).  Is there ANY way?

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These are 5V bulbs?  There is a tight distance limit at low voltage. IF LOR says no. I would believe them. They usually make suggestions when they can't directly supply your request 👍

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I have not "asked" LOR, but the site for extensions says the 4 conductor cables can't be extended.

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I took the chance and extended a couple of older CCB strings with 4 conductor wire to allow easier access to the controller on the roof.  Both were extended approximately 10' with no issue and have been running in my show for a number of years.  Just spliced in a length of 4 conductor wire between the connector and the bulbs.  My thought was if it doesn't work I will just remove the extension.  Remember any modifications will void your warranty.   

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On 11/28/2018 at 7:54 PM, FW50 said:

I have not "asked" LOR, but the site for extensions says the 4 conductor cables can't be extended.

Older CCB are 5V. The wire size (+ and -) needs to be lots bigger to avoid voltage drop. (5V also has tighter limits 5% VS 10%). While 18ga might be fine for a 10' @12V, you need at least 14ga for 5V

 

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