What do I do with left over One-spot plug end?

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  1. brs928

    brs928 Supporting Member

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    I second the painter's tape idea. That's what I do with mine. The good stuff doesn't leave a residue.
    Why make it more complicated than it needs to be?
     
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  2. aynirar27

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    because TGP
     
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  3. Glitch Magnet

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    The outside of the DC barrel plug is positive, and it will short out the power supply if it contacts any ground point (bare metal pedal chassis, screw head, jack, or cable plug).

    Cutting off the unused tail is risky if you don't strip back the jacket and permanently isolate the two conductors.

    There's a very simple yet elegant solution that won't cost anything, is 100% reversible, and won't leave sticky residue. Find a junk guitar or speaker cable, cleanly strip off a 3/4" section of the outer jacket, slide that jacket onto the unused DC power plug.
     
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  4. WWW

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    I’ll never understand the disdain for trying to find a better solution.
     
  5. TheoDog

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    Heat shrink has worked for me if I choose not to snip the end.
     
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    I’m not sure there was any disdain. You were worried about electricity, he offered you a solution.
    The general ethos of TGP is to worship the minutiae.
     
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    Don't One Spots still come with rubber tips to cover your extra plugs? Both of the ones I purchased came with them.
     
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    It’s the “why make it more complicated” line. With that attitude, coronavirus should just get on with it and wipe us out. There are much better solutions than painters tape for this “problem”.
     
  9. WWW

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    There are 2 types of valves, presta and Schroeder. I haven’t tried either, but I’d bet a pedal that the Schroeder cap will fit better than the presta.
     
  10. aynirar27

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    alrighty then.
     
  11. WWW

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    This is what I use.
    And then?
     
  12. ellis dee

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    cut it off, find a dead 9 volt battery. take the battery apart. solder the battery connector to the cable.
     
  13. theruley

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    I use electrical tape.

    but i am totally going to try a valve cap now...
     
  14. J-Flanders

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    I tried that once, quite carefully even.
    I don't know why, but it exploded... spraying me and the rest of the room with some grey gunk. :eek:
     
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  15. brs928

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    Can't tell if trolling, or.... ?

    There are several solutions to this problem, and depending on your level of OCD, you are free to use whatever you want. Rubber plugs or valve stem caps are excellent solutions as well. I have blue painter's tape hanging over my work bench, so it works for me. Problem solved in 2 seconds. And nobody died. ;)
     
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  16. oildrops

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    I wouldn't use tape- you don't want residue getting into the plug on your pedals. I found a piece of fishtank tubing that fit, cut a foot into pieces and have plug end covers for life.
     
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  17. Calebz

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    This is a good point. While less robust than electrical tape, it's also substantially less nasty.

    Too bad you're not local, OP. I just checked. I probably have 50 little rubber warwick tip covers. I'd happily give you half a dozen. But the military is moving in to close off my neighborhood tonight, I think. It's unlikely I could get them out to you.
     
  18. Buddy67

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    I bought one last year, didn’t have plugs.
     
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    This is the answer....I went to ACE and found black caps that fit perfectly and were cheap! Thank you CQ!
     
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  20. Colamander

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    The string of connections for the 1 Spot is detachable. Why don't you just spend $5 and get one with the number of connections you need? :dunno
     

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