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How to fix power clip

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Monday 25 November, 2013 Written by tattoodiy

A common problem with a clip cord is when it is not making a proper connection.  There are 3 main causes for this.  One cause is when the clip cord contacts are not flush while it is connecting with the back binding post or back spring of the tattoo machine.  Feel the clipcord connectors; if it is pointy or jagged it is not sitting flush.  This can be fixed by filing down the clip cord connectors so that the ends are flat.  Another problem that occurs is if you have a clip cord that has a rubber sheath that extends out to the connectors, the sheath may be sticking out and physically preventing the connectors from completing an electrical circuit.  Fix this by using a pair of scissors and cutting back the rubber sheath so the clip cord connectors are fully exposed.  The final reason for this is a shot clip cord.  Unscrew the mono plug housing that plugs into the power supply.  There are two wires that connect into the mono plug.  If the exposed copper ends of the wires are touching, they are shorting and you will need to physically separate them.  If any of the wires are not connected to the mono plug, your clip cord is screwed.  If you have a soldering gun, you can reconnect it.  If you do not, you will have to replace the clipcord.

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