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Power cable & 1/4" got drenched in the rain. What to do? Saturation Plugins
Old 6th August 2014
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Power cable & 1/4" got soaked in the rain. What to do?

Hey all. Had an outdoor gig interrupted by a sudden and monstrous rainstorm, and in my rush to get the keyboard covered, I had to leave the cables exposed for a bit, at which point they were promptly soaked.

They're dry to the touch at this point, but I worry some water may have gotten under the sheathing -- one of the cables is a two pin AC cord and the female end was essentially submerged in water for a moment.

Is there anything I should do or test etc before plugging them back in and powering on? Sorry if this is a stupid question!

Old 7th August 2014
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Bump. Finding somewhat conflicting opinions online. Thanks again.
Old 7th August 2014
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My feeling is that you needn't worry about water getting into the cable itself, or into molded connectors, but I would open up regular XLR or 1/4" plugs to dry out the insides. OTOH, I've seen plenty of XLRs that look like they sat in dirty water a lot, and basically they just have a slightly corroded look inside. They functioned fine. Corrosion on the mating pins/sockets is another matter. I'd dry those, and spray with Deoxit.
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