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Just chopped 1/2 through my granny cable - hedge trimmers and a momentary lapse of concentration….. damage is only about 1m from the car plug end so I thought I might be able just to re-wire the business end - but not as easy as it looks. Anyone managed to open this end of it? No screws as far as I can see. Can’t find a youtube video of it either. Anyone done it?
 

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As Jeremy said, it does require specialist tools to do properly. Might be worth giving EVBitz a try (Cable Repair Service), I’ve bought parts from them previously and had great service. An email with photos for suggestions of repair options would be quickly responded to I imagine.
 

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The crimper doesn't need to be a hydraulic one, I have a hand crimper that can crimp the connectors on it has hex jaws and we've tested it by crimping a terminal on and then slicing through it with a cutting disc to view the crimped strands and there are no air gaps, the handles are about 3' long so they do exert an awful lot of pressure. We use the crimp tool for terminating 48V backup battery systems that for UPS systems for blue chip companies so it has to work, I've often used it to make batter leads for cars.
 

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The crimper doesn't need to be a hydraulic one, I have a hand crimper that can crimp the connectors on it has hex jaws and we've tested it by crimping a terminal on and then slicing through it with a cutting disc to view the crimped strands and there are no air gaps, the handles are about 3' long so they do exert an awful lot of pressure. We use the crimp tool for terminating 48V backup battery systems that for UPS systems for blue chip companies so it has to work, I've often used it to make batter leads for cars.

Good luck with crimping a standard Type 2 terminal with that! I have a range of AMP hand ratchet crinp tools and there's is no way they will start to deform a standard Type 2 terminal, let alone make a solid crimp. Even the hand held hydraulic crimper I bought especially for terminating Type 2 connectors needs a fair bit of grunt to get a good crimp. I do have a big, old school, crimp tool with handles around 3 ft long that will do them, but the jaws are too big to fit into the space available between the crimp and the black separator block.

FWIW, I think the easy fix in this case is to just use the cheap Hylec IP68 cable joiner I linked to. Ten minute job to do and doesn't require any special tools
 

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Thanks everyone. Think crimping sounds like out of my skill set. Also can’t even get into the charger head. New charger then.

A new one is the best option, but if there is still a short length of cable available from the connector then personally I'd just spend £14 on one of those IP68 cable joiners I linked to. Safe enough, as they are designed for use with things like garden tools that get dragged around, and no harder than fitting a plug to install in the cable.
 

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A new one is the best option, but if there is still a short length of cable available from the connector then personally I'd just spend £14 on one of those IP68 cable joiners I linked to. Safe enough, as they are designed for use with things like garden tools that get dragged around, and no harder than fitting a plug to install in the cable.
I used one of these on my 32A armoured cable to the shed. Well up to the job.
 

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Just chopped 1/2 through my granny cable - hedge trimmers and a momentary lapse of concentration….. damage is only about 1m from the car plug end so I thought I might be able just to re-wire the business end - but not as easy as it looks. Anyone managed to open this end of it? No screws as far as I can see. Can’t find a youtube video of it either. Anyone done it?
What type is it? It might be possible to open up the 'brick' end and wire in a pre-wired plug, which you should find readily. You can wire in something a bit longer to make her an 'extra special granny' while you're at it. (Is such a lead a female gender case?)
 
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