#4938792
Not screen accurate by any means, but I love how this quick mod looks on my Rubie's Walmart exclusive Ghostbusters ghost trap.

I found a 10ft thin coaxial cable with BNC male connectors already on each end, a pair of mountable BNC female connectors and wrapped it up with 10ft of 1/8 inch split loom.

ImageCable 10ft, Thin 3G/6G HD-SDI Cable with Heavy Duty BNC Male Connectors
https://amzn.to/3jBbTtA

ImageSaide 2-Pack BNC Female RF Coaxial Adapter Panel Mount
https://amzn.to/2EMF4em

Image10 FT 1/8 INCH Black Split Loom
https://amzn.to/34ZSSNo

Finished it off by adding some red electrical tape and a few little zip ties to each end, similar to how they look in the films.



Now I can trigger the trap at a much greater distance than the short little wire it came with out of the box.

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Last edited by kahuna900 on September 2nd, 2020, 12:25 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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#4938801
BRD 527 wrote: September 1st, 2020, 3:40 pm Holy crap that is frick'n AWESOME!!! :love:

Where you get the cable and connectors from? I keep one of these traps in my car on the front seat :mrgreen:

I should have added the links in the original post. I can't figure out how to edit the post, so I'll post them here. (I did figured out how to edit, so I added these to the original post. )

ImageCable 10ft, Thin 3G/6G HD-SDI Cable with Heavy Duty BNC Male Connectors
https://amzn.to/3jBbTtA

ImageSaide 2-Pack BNC Female RF Coaxial Adapter Panel Mount
https://amzn.to/2EMF4em

Image10 FT 1/8 INCH Black Split Loom
https://amzn.to/34ZSSNo
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#4939204
Another quick mod... I swapped out the on/off button on both my Rubie's and Spirit traps. It was nice to get rid of the "try me" mode on the Rubie's trap, and now it's so much easier to switch the trap on/off with one hand while holding the handle. :)

ImageJameco Valuepro Toggle Switch, Single Pole, Single Throw
https://amzn.to/3ips8tr

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#4939217
yankeetrex wrote: September 14th, 2020, 12:28 pm Inexperienced with Electronic wiring, so forgive the dumb question, did you just splice and solder the wiring to the more heavy duty wires? Diagram of that setup would be awesome.

This mod is super easy. You just need to un-solder the existing wires and solder them to the new switch. The Rubie's trap with the remote pedal actually has four wires going to the stock switch (two extra used for the "demo" mode), so you'll only need to re-solder the green and yellow wires to the new switch.

The nice thing about these switches is they fit in the current switch spot without cutting off the stock mounts. You do need to enlarge the stock switch slot a bit, but not much. I simply used a flat head screwdriver and twisted a slightly larger hole.

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The image above shows the connections for the Rubie's Trap (w/pedal), the Spirit trap will only have a black and grey wire connected to the switch.
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