-- Cutting and Wiring
Measure out about a foot and half worth of wire
from the neon tube. Take a scissor and cut it (or chew it off
if you're the barbarian type):
Take the two small wires that come out of the molex
and strip it about a centimeter. Do the same for the wires
from the neon tube.
The neon tube wires are not colored, so
you won't be able to tell which line is the 12V and which is the
ground. What I did notice is that the 12V line had a white
line down the side and the ground didn't. The line may be
there to tell you that its 12V, of course I can be totally wrong
which is quite frequent. Anyway, connect the 12V line to the red
line (color may be different for you) of the molex connector.
If you are un-sure of what that means, check out my Molex
Connecting Guide for a cram course on wiring.
Tape the bare wires together or use
heat shrink to prevent any oddities inside your case. Plug it
in and BAM (Emmeril?), you got a nice light show inside your box!
Now wait, I don't want to leave this
damn neon light on all day and all night. I can barely see the
damn thing during the day anyway! Time for a switch courtesy
of Radio Shack. Use this diagram to guide you to the right way
of wiring a switch to the tube, a lot like wiring a fan actually:
You can probably do this with a SPST
(?) switch, but I had a SPDT switch left over from my FanBus
Switch Guide so I thought I'd just use this one. Again,
you can customize this to your liking, this is just a general
outline. Skip this whole step and connect this to a fan....errrr
Neon Bus! Now that will be a site to see.
-- Next: Conclusion