D.I.Y ALP Cables, connectors, fixes

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If you need a international shipping source for connectors and such. that is super fast, I would suggest www.DigiKey.com
They are not the cheapest, but have huge inventory and often ship same day. They even have an app for searching and ordering.
But, if you order in low quantity you might end up paying more for your finished cable than an ALP original - if you don't need a custom length.
I've been looking into options like this (freight forwarding).
Coincidentally, AL priority official website (not the USA one, but Croatia) they do not list the CPU to sensor cable as available.
Seems usa are the only country to have them listed online for purchase.
I already know they won't ship internationally (USA... Croatia will but the parts not listed available there). Out of curiosity I contacted them to see if they would take an overseas card payment with usa shipping. PayPal is available on Al priority usa.
Been 48hours and still waiting. If not... Well.... That makes this thread more worthwhile.
Ontop of all this I booted a few emails out to see if one could be sourced locally. I'm still waiting to hear back after 5days.
Regardless of availability, I'm really testing the downtime if a cable breaks, specifically the CPU to sensor. Everything else seems to be available if you just throw money at it.
I have also confirmed that buying a new sensor, gets you the CPU to sensor cable included. My argument is why should a person fork out hundreds on a sensor just for the cable? That actually sucks! Especially when it's sitting online in usa for $30.
So... Arriving back full circle to where we started, correct, freight forwarding at this stage seems to be the current way around it.
If you buy the spares, and know how to make the cable, you'll get yourself out of trouble quicker in my opinion.
Happy to give benefit of the doubt too. If anyone can find somewhere online with the cable and price attached, with international shipping, point it out for everyone. Maybe I missed it somewhere.
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ALPriorityusa.com state - We accept money orders, cashier’s checks, personal checks, and company checks in U.S. Dollars only.
We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. There is no surcharge for using your credit card to make purchases.
PayPal not stated but when you checkout it's there.
I did find a freight forwarding service that will make the purchase for you in usa, ship to a USA address and then ship back out internationally. Alternatively you place an order, ship it to them and they handle it from there. So that's a good option.
If someone orders 2 cables with shipping to a USA address it's close to $80usd then be paying shipping again to their country of choice.
 
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Iphones are made in China. ..to help make your point.
I hate iphones haha! I'd drop it and then my $1000 pride and joy would be reduced to about half the price.
 
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If you need a international shipping source for connectors and such. that is super fast, I would suggest www.DigiKey.com
They are not the cheapest, but have huge inventory and often ship same day. They even have an app for searching and ordering.
But, if you order in low quantity you might end up paying more for your finished cable than an ALP original - if you don't need a custom length.
I got around to looking at digikey. Great site. Thanks for the input. I appreciate it and hopefully others do too. If not... F**k them haha!
Cheers champ!
I'm going for shielded connectors and cable now. If I'm going to make it, may as well do it properly, if not... better than original.
 

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If you want shielded, try using Cat6 ether ethernet cable
 

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If you want shielded, try using Cat6 ether ethernet cable
Cheers champ!
I did think of that. There's an abundance of it.
Or get shielded cable with less cores and lower the gauge a bit, seeing as ethernet has 8 wires and only 6 are required.
 
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I need a close up picture of the extension cable rj45 that pugs into the cpu, to get the color, and order, of the wires. Or if someone can write down the order, color of the wires, that would be fantastic. Thx all!
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Here are photos of the ALP GPS wires and RJ45 connector:
ALP GPS wires.jpg
ALP GPS plug.jpg




Here are the wires coming from a RX head (connector was cut off), with marking on the back of teh Rx with e26 and sn P58xxx. Appears to be the same colore wires as the earlier post of the Extension Cable (?).
Need to figure out what wire goes to what location on the RJ45 that plugs into the CPU - if anyone can photograph and Extension cable RJ45 !!
ALP Rx cut off plug e26 snP58xxx.jpg
 
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Working on it. I'll have more info soon for everyone. All is not forgotten!
Cheers for your gps add on info!
 
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Saussie, did you get the color and sequence to the connection cable RJ45?
I'm ready to start wiring things up on my bench.
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Real ALP CPU2 power connector (posted by another member).
ALP CPU2 with wire harness.JPG



Low res shot of ALP Connection Cable RJ45 from an online ad. Guessing this is the bottom of the RJ45(does not have the tiny latch). Wild guess of the color sequence is Red, Grey, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black - but not sure(not responsible).
ALP extension cable RJ45.PNG
 
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Well.... I'm coming back to this. Purpose of NOT posting is to show how long it's taking me to obtain this cable. I'll just let you guys make the decision to opt for waiting or sourcing one or making your own?
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Note - AL priority usa don't have any stock right now. Where would a US citizen source one from when this happens?
 
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Thank you for posting this. With a small car for my next build, my OCD won't let me add 5 lbs worth of looped cables. I shortened my 9500ci jammer heads years ago and like having proper cable lengths.
 

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Thank you for posting this. With a small car for my next build, my OCD won't let me add 5 lbs worth of looped cables. I shortened my 9500ci jammer heads years ago and like having proper cable lengths.
Well, if I had a race car that was street legal, maybe I'd shave the Lb or Kg off the weight, and make sure there's no excess. It's time and fuel costs at the end of the day isn't it!?
 

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Well, if I had a race car that was street legal, maybe I'd shave the Lb or Kg off the weight, and make sure there's no excess. It's time and fuel costs at the end of the day isn't it!?
The excess cable in my footwell is a bitch to manage. I'm considering shortening the three front heads so I don't have a rats nest down there. Then again, I spec cable runs and cable lengths as part of my job, so it pains me more than it might most!
 

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I need a close up picture of the extension cable rj12 that pugs into the cpu, to get the color, and order, of the wires. Or if someone can write down the order, color of the wires, that would be fantastic. Thx all!
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Here are photos of the ALP GPS wires and RJ12 connector:
View attachment 126996 View attachment 126997



Here are the wires coming from a RX head (connector was cut off), with marking on the back of teh Rx with e26 and sn P58xxx. Appears to be the same colore wires as the earlier post of the Extension Cable (?).
Need to figure out what wire goes to what location on the RJ45 that plugs into the CPU - if anyone can photograph and Extension cable RJ12 !!
View attachment 126998

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It appears that only the ALP Controller cable is RJ45. The connection cables are RJ-12.
 

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