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Old Feb 01, 2013, 08:34 AM
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Michael
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Deans Caps

An alternative is to cut pieces of heat shrink tubing and shink to a loose fit; i.e., tight enough not to flop off with moderate handling, but not so tight that you struggle with getting 'em off.

I leave a length above the tops so that, after it is shrunk, it can serve as a "handle" to remove/place the caps.

IIRC, I took a spare male Deans, wrapped a layer of masking tape around the exposed male pins, then did the heat shrink bit. I vaguely recall that might have been a little on the loose side; been a while. Hence, my suggestion to not overly shrink the tubing on just the bare pins.

Michael
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Originally Posted by helicow View Post
You could use unused female deans in a pinch to cover the exposed pins.

Just an idea.
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