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EcoGlow chick brooder power cord repair

Brinsea EcoGlow brooder power cord repair

Our Brinsea EcoGlow chick brooder we love so much stopped working.

The power cord broke at the little nub. Some careful plastic surgery freed the nub enough to reach the wires on the other side.

Splicing the wire and deleting the nub brought it back to life. The wires aren't color coded, so you have to figure out the polarity by trial and error. A dab of silicone is all it took to seal up the hole.

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On cords like that, one side of the cord will have a groove (or sometimes fine writing)in the plastic running the length of the cord. The wire on that side is the neutral and goes to the wide blade on the new plug.
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