Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

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Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by intenserider » Jan 22 2016 5:34am

Hi Guys,

Not sure if anyone else has had this problem but my EB-BUS cable is about 6-8 inches too long and I've had to wrap it around a few times and try to hide it.

Just been talking to a seller on Aliexpress and they will make custom cables as long as I buy 30 peices min (of course these will all be the same length as specified)

Would anyone else be interested in a shorter cable?

Also has anyone shortened their cable themselves? if so is there a post to it? could you write a post on the subject?

Cheers
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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by twist » Feb 11 2016 8:19am

Would be good to know how the plugs are called so that we can make are own cables!

Does anybody know?

Each bike is different and this way everbody could make his own cables.

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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by Raged » Feb 11 2016 1:19pm

twist wrote:Would be good to know how the plugs are called so that we can make are own cables!

Does anybody know?

Each bike is different and this way everbody could make his own cables.

Cheers

You mean the higo connectors?
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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by twist » Feb 11 2016 3:23pm

Thank you! I was looking for that!

Here the links that I found:
http://www.higoconnector.com/higo
http://www.higoconnector.com/products/z ... 999K#title

But I didn't find a Shop where I can buy them ... does anybody know a store?

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Post by intenserider » Feb 23 2016 2:33pm

I just bought a replacement cable for mine so if anything goes wrong with my DIY shortening I`ve still got a useable cable- will post pics when i get around to doing it

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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by Speady » Feb 23 2016 6:46pm

Hi,
Here's a step by step tutorial how to build your own BUS cable:
http://e-bike-marke-eigenbau.de/index.p ... -anfertigt
OK, it's german language, but just look at the pics!
If you don't succeed in building your own, or you have fat fingers like me, you get customised cables of any lenght here:
https://e-bike-technologies.de/index.ph ... bafang-bbs. :wink:

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Post by Quokka » Feb 24 2016 2:05am

I just cut, soldered and heatshrinked mine mine to the desired length. Pretty easy to do. With black heatshrink you can hardly tell it's been shortened. Just make sure you heatshrink the individual wires before covering the entire splice with another piece of heatshrink
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Post by intenserider » Feb 24 2016 2:53pm

Quokka wrote:I just cut, soldered and heatshrinked mine mine to the desired length. Pretty easy to do. With black heatshrink you can hardly tell it's been shortened. Just make sure you heatshrink the individual wires before covering the entire splice with another piece of heatshrink
Nice one, do you have any pics you can share?

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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by intenserider » Feb 24 2016 2:57pm

Speady wrote:Hi,
Here's a step by step tutorial how to build your own BUS cable:
http://e-bike-marke-eigenbau.de/index.p ... -anfertigt
OK, it's german language, but just look at the pics!
If you don't succeed in building your own, or you have fat fingers like me, you get customised cables of any lenght here:
https://e-bike-technologies.de/index.ph ... bafang-bbs. :wink:

good tutorial, I will surely be checking that out again when I do mine :D

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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by Quokka » Feb 24 2016 9:37pm

Will have to take some close ups for you when I get back home, getting the cable length right is paramount for a clean looking install imo
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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by intenserider » Feb 26 2016 3:43pm

Quokka wrote:Will have to take some close ups for you when I get back home, getting the cable length right is paramount for a clean looking install imo
hey thats a lovely hybrid with 203s...yea get some close ups :)

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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by Quokka » Mar 03 2016 4:32am

Apologies for the delay, been away from home. Here are some close ups of the shortened cable- it has a layer of heatshrink over the entire section. You can just see a bit of a bulge from other heatshrink protecting the individual wires. Also have some pics of the brakes
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Re: Bafang EB-BUS cable too long?

Post by Quokka » Mar 03 2016 4:35am

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