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    Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    on: Mar 13, 2022, 11.41 am
    Mar 13, 2022, 11.41 am
    I have a Sena SMH10 intercom, which works fine, except that the small rubber cover that keeps the charge port sealed against the weather has broken off.
    I am currently using electrical tape to seal the port, which is ok as a temporary measure, but will not stand up to a downpour.
    Sena say they do not supply this as a spare part.
    Does anyone have an old SMH10 which has expired, or any other idea for solving my problem, ideally I would like to avoid buying a new intercom for the sake of this tiny part.
    Many thanks
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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2022, 12.37 pm
    Mar 13, 2022, 12.37 pm
    Generic Micro USB "Dust" cover on eBay here might work :
    Micro USB Anti Dust Plug Port Cover USB Laptop Phone tablet - UK SELLER

    OR, Could you make one by cutting the Plug off an old cable,
    smearing some vaseline ( or other similar non setting compound )
    on the device, then carefully add some silicone sealant around the plug
    avoiding the electrical contacts, push it into the socket and wait for the silicone to set.  :084:

    The vaseline will prevent the plug from sticking to the Sena,
    and when it has set you can pull it out, clean off the vaseline
    and you have a home made weather proof plug,
    with the Silicone moulded to the shape of your Sena !

    All you need to do then is not lose it !   :008:

    Cheers  :821:


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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2022, 12.53 pm
    Mar 13, 2022, 12.53 pm
    thats worth a try, thanks
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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2022, 02.50 pm
    Mar 13, 2022, 02.50 pm
    *Originally Posted by Raywoodhams [+]
    I have a Sena SMH10 intercom, which works fine, except that the small rubber cover that keeps the charge port sealed against the weather has broken off.
    Which revision of SMH10 do you have?

    The earlier models had a 3.5mm (approx) round socket for the charge port, but the later models had a micro USB socket. Given your response to Coconut I assume you have the latter. Shame, as I have 2 old units with the older, round, charge port that I could have dismantled.

    Here's the old type port...

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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2022, 04.56 pm
    Mar 13, 2022, 04.56 pm
    Mine is the micro USB, what a shame, but thanks for the thought
    *Originally Posted by T800XC [+]
    Which revision of SMH10 do you have?

    The earlier models had a 3.5mm (approx) round socket for the charge port, but the later models had a micro USB socket. Given your response to Coconut I assume you have the latter. Shame, as I have 2 old units with the older, round, charge port that I could have dismantled.

    Here's the old type port...


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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2022, 08.00 pm
    Mar 13, 2022, 08.00 pm
    Just a thought, cast your eye around the pound shop offerings for power banks, torches and the like. They quite often have micro USB charging port covers, perhaps you know someone who vapes and has a spare cover from and old power unit.

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    Re: Sena SMH10 charge port cover
    Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 03.44 pm
    May 25, 2022, 03.44 pm
    Many thanks for all the suggestions. Eventually I have found a solution!! :046:
    Its dead straightforward.
    Google "mouldable silicone earplugs" its the stuff you can make into earplugs, mostly for children, but adults too, to stop water getting into the ears.
    A set costs about 3-4 and all you need is a small lump. simply roll it in your fingers a bit to soften up then press into the charge mount. It moulds itself around the socket and releases with a pull. It stays soft and is properly waterproof - thats what its designed for.
    I haven't tried it, but no reason why this solution should not work with any similar small hole that needs sensitive waterproofing.
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