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Will superglue stop low power electric current?

Asked by elbanditoroso (32139points) December 30th, 2020

I have an ethernet cable where the little plastic clip that locks it in place, fell off.

I bought a female-to-male ethernet extension cord (10 inches) and am planning to put the broken male end into the female end and superglue it in place.

Obviously I’m going to try NOT to get any glue on the conductors. But if I do by mistake, will that stop the low-power data signal?

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kritiper's avatar

Yes. Try to keep the electrical connections clean of insulating materials. (I know you will.)

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yes. it is definitely not a conductor.. Be careful.
I have an broken ethernet cable connector just like that . I just keep pushing it in. One of these days i will attach a piece of duct tape to the cable and zip tie it to the router.

SEKA's avatar

replacement Ethernet cables aren’t that expensive and for a lot less hassle. I don’t care how careful you are, i see you ending up with a cable that no longer works. Good luck

elbanditoroso's avatar

@SEKA actually the cable with the broken clip is about 100 feet long and goes around the house under the eaves. So it is non-trivial to replace it. Yes, 10 foot cables are cheap, but 100-foot distances are more of a challenge.

In any event, the 10 inch adapter that I bought is pretty tight, and friction will do the job.

Darth_Algar's avatar

This might be more hassle than it’s worth, but could you not simply replace the end?

LuckyGuy's avatar

@elbanditoroso That is precisely the reasons I have not replaced my cable. Too long and too much effort.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Darth_Algar I could, but then I need to invest in a crimper and learn how to do that

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