Noobie here and yes, you read that correctly. I live in southeastern Connecticut and we had a tough winter with constant snow cover for several months. When opening our pool this Spring, we found a mouse nest inside the large Jandy Power Center box. Seems it infiltrated through one of the cable knock-out holes at the bottom that was wide open.
Anyway, we had nest material and mouse droppings everwhere but that was the least of my problems. When we vacuumed that out, we found that the mouse must have been desperate for food and decided that plastic wire insulation was a viable food source. Not sure whether that worked for Mickey or not but he sample all the types of wire in the box looking for the most tasty. Cutting back and reattaching most of the single conductor wires was easy. The real problem is the ribbon cable between the front and back PCBs. ****ed mouse ate right through the cable with no hope of repair (yes, I tried to strip back and jump the ragged edges but it is impossible to work with the spider web sized conductors in a ribbon cable). I hope he got constipated on that one!
I have gone to several electronics parts shacks and no one had a cable with the appropriate connectors. One guy gave me a foot of raw ribbon cable of the same gauge but I could not figure out how to get the connectors (MTech brand) off the existing cable without destroying them (any suggestions?).
I can not find that specific cable online. A support guy at Jandy had no OEM info on that cable which is not surprising. So, I believe I need to buy a new Aquapure front PCB with ribbon cable which Zodiac (Jandy) told me is part number R0403900. I have found this part listed at many of the online sites for prices ranging from the high200s to low300s USD.
So, anyone have any suggestions on a low cost solution or a source for a replacement cable? I would much prefer to spend $20 than $300 if possible. Thanks in advance!