T5 led hybrid hanging cables too long

Discussion in 'Aquatic Life' started by Matt Paluck, May 1, 2019.

  1. Matt Paluck

    Matt Paluck Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    3
    I recently bought the Aquatic Light 48 IN T5HO Hybrid 4 Lamp and the hanging cable assembly is too long for my holding arms. The cable that anchors to the fixture is 7 inches longer than I need. Is there a shorter cable assembly available for purchase?


     
    Last edited: May 1, 2019

  2. MSB123

    MSB123 Someone out there put something smart here. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    +1
    I need help with this as well!
     
  3. laverda

    laverda Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    615
    Location:
    Anaheim
    The cables are adjustable. Push in the collar around the cable while pulling on the end of the cable that is sticking out near the bottom and you should be able to raise or lower it as desired. Sorry I do not have a photo to make it clearer.
     
    Retro Reefer likes this.
  4. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    4,174
    Likes Received:
    19,655
    Location:
    Manassas Va
    You can also cut off excess cable after adjusting height and use a piece of heat shrink tubing on the end to prevent fraying.
     
  5. Matt Paluck

    Matt Paluck Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    3
    Thanks for the replies. The issue is not with the long portion of the “Y” but with the smaller cable section where it anchors to the light fixture itself. It’s currently 23 inches long and I need it to be 14-16 inches to lower it enough to fit under my hanging arms to provide the correct clearance above my tank top.

    E0C9A51F-978A-478A-A652-34A1638964DA.jpeg

    CB26E880-7DB9-400F-8862-B3A04418CEB6.jpeg
     
  6. Retro Reefer

    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    4,174
    Likes Received:
    19,655
    Location:
    Manassas Va
    I doubt they make shorter versions of the smaller cable.. you could cut a section out of it to shorten and then reassemble with one of these..

    C2F58999-CDAB-4AB3-B5BB-132A3FCE5BB9.jpeg
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
  7. homer1475

    homer1475 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2018
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    915
    You could try the ones from the regular ATI sunpower? They are very short, and can be bought on BRS for about 40$.

    Not sure about the ones for that specific light, but can you pull them through the bracket(the part that attaches to the light) and make a knot in it to shorten them?
     
  8. Kyl

    Kyl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
  9. MSB123

    MSB123 Someone out there put something smart here. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Santa Barbara Reef Co-Op R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2017
    Messages:
    3,395
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Thanks.
     
  10. Kyl

    Kyl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Alternatively, any type of wire rope place can easily cut and re-crimp the end of that slot nut if you wanted. Most probably wouldn't even charge.
     
  11. Matt Paluck

    Matt Paluck Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2019
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    3
    I’ve been in contact with Dave. He has been absolutely incredible with his customer support. Hopefully we can find a solution. Thanks to everyone who has offered advice.
     
  12. Kyl

    Kyl Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    May 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Dave's support is the reason I bought a second fixture.
     
  13. javisaman

    javisaman Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    What was the solution to this problem?
     
  14. AquaticLifeProducts

    AquaticLifeProducts Aquarium Equipment Company R2R Supporter Platinum Sponsor Toys For Kids Sponsor 2018

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2015
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    647
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    We are going to change the length back to the shorter 45cm that worked well for the 18" width. Going forward the customers who purchase the 24" accessories will receive new 60cm suspension cables to span the width of the wider fixture.

    PM me with your details and I will see what I can do to help with a shorter wire length or if you may need something different.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019 at 9:38 AM
    Crabs McJones likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted