RGB North Poles - Part 3 - Updates
In this section, we will show you the updates we are making for 2013. While the elements never failed to function, we noticed some things after the season was over that we thought we could address and resolve before we put them back out. We think these are updates that are WELL worth the efforts.
Upgrade RJ45 Connectors to 4-Pin Waterproof Connectors
I always have good intentions of photo documenting all of my projects. However, sometimes I get in to the project and right at the end realize I forgot to take pictures. This was one of those times. I did manage to get a few critical pictures showing more of WHY we did this update instead of how. The how is pretty obvious, it hits you like a ton of bricks.
4 Wire Extensions - Pole to Pole
After replacing the CAT5 connectors with 4-pin waterproof connectors on the North Poles, we needed interconnect cables. The pictures below show how simple it is to make the cables. We used 18ga. 4 conductor wire and waterproof conectors purchased from a vendor off of AliExpress.com.