Variations on Intelliframe -> Revvy hookup
Figured I'd start a new thread for AOers variations on AGD's slide show of how to hook up an Intellifeed from your Intelliframe to your Revolution aka http://www.automags.org/forums/showt...437#post107437
I thought it'd be nicer for you modem users out there...I shudder at the thought of how long it takes that particular thread to load up with all those pics! :)
Here's another thread on how gadget68 cut the hole in his Dye stickies for the intellifeed wire to come out of: http://www.automags.org/forums/showt...&postid=106698
My particular Intelliframe -> Revvy hook up is a mix of AGD's instructions and of the wiring diagram at: http://www.galaxy-pc.com/mag/wiringdiagram.jpg which I found in the historic post forum. Specifically, http://www.automags.org/forums/showt...&threadid=8983 Thanks DryIce & magc68!
Below is a pic of how I run my intellifeed wire to my Revvy. As you may notice, I put the phono plug (Radio Shack part #271-247) in the side of my revvy just in front and a bit below of the power switch. I just figured it'd fit better there vs AGD's placement of the intellifeed wire port. I am also using a 90 degree elbow connector, details of which are in the post immediately following this one.
On the microswitch, I used some 'Insulated Crimp Female Quick Disconnects' from Radio Shack, part # 64-4039. This particular bag of parts has two different sized connectors - .250 & .187 inches (5 of each). I used the .187 inch connectors. The connector for the frontmost post on the microswitch I had to trim down a bit to fit within the Intelliframe.
Why am I using these quick disconnects on the microswitch you may ask? Even if you don't ask, I'm tellin ya anyway! :) I originally used solder to connect the wires to the microswitch. However, this didn't work out so well. With all the fiddling I was doing with the layout of the wiring, I was stressing/bending the soldered wire (not very thick or strong to begin with) so much that they'd break. So I ended up soldering stuff more than once, which rapidly grew quite tedious and annoying. Grrrrrr. :(
With the quick disconnect connectors, rewiring life becomes much more pleasant. Besides, I intend on eventually buying a Warp Feed, so I'd have to do a bit of rewiring there.
Or...maybe I'll win a Warp Feed in one of AGD's contests. :)
Right angle plug into Revvy
For the wiring, I picked up a 6' 'Adaptaplug' power cord (part # 273-1740) from Radio Shack. It was $3 I think.
For the actual 90 degree connector, I used an 'Adaptaplug "E" 3/32" (2.5mm O.D. submini plug) which cost $2. The part number for the 'Adaptaplug "E"' is 273-1708. This connector plugs into the Radio Shack phono jack part number 274-247.
As you can see from the pic below, the 'Adaptaplug E's male connector plugs into the female connector of the power cord. I obviously trimmed down the power cord as 6 feet of wire would be a bit too much for this project. :)