How to repair a USB charger cable


fix that cable

TAKE CARE: Sugru Mouldable Glue is electrically insulating, but be careful with electricity. To ensure there is no risk of electrocution, stick to small consumer electronics repairs, low current and below 24 volts. To avoid heat build-up from short circuits or damaged wires, do not repair cables where the metal is exposed, or the cable is already working intermittently.

Sugru is pressed

Step 1 — Open your Sugru

Open one single-use pack of Sugru. Roll half of it into a sausage shape and press it flat.

Sugru wrapped around broken cable

Step 2 — Stick it

Wrap the flat Sugru sausage around your cable, making sure it's snug with the plastic case of the charger. Repeatedly press it to give it a nice shape.

Sugru smoothed down

Step 3 — Shape it

Once you're happy with the shape, rub it gently to make the surface smooth.

Set Sugru flexed

Step 4 — It turns into rubber

Actually, now you don't have to do anything at all. Leave the Sugru to set for 12-24 hours and voila— your cable is as good as new.

lots of cables fixed with Sugru

Step 5 — Repeat

Now the opportunities are endless. You could go and fix all your friends' cables and they'll be eternally grateful. You can do this project with your new cables to prevent them from splitting in the first case. You can even colour-code all your cables. And and and... Have fun!