Published on December 11th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


How to: Disassemble a Hemma Cord Set

Materials: Hemma Cord Set

Description: After not being able to find the information online, I created & posted an Instructable on how to disassemble the common IKEA Hemma Cord Set. I thought it might be of interest to the readers of IKEA Hackers as well — since being able to separate the Hemma opens up possibilities for all kinds of projects.

The second photo is an example of what one can do with a disassembled Hemma Cord Set (it’s not the focus of the hack itself).

See the instructable.

~ Michael Hanttula, Los Angeles

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7 Responses to How to: Disassemble a Hemma Cord Set

  1. Sean Jacobs says:

    I’ve used the instructable to successfully disassemble six cords now, and failed miserably on three… I found a trick though. During the step where you have to break the small tabs by twisting the two parts, I had a few that would not break properly and just twisted around inside, making it impossible to remove. I found that sticking the whole thing in the freezer for about a half hour before doing that step made them break perfectly.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jose-
    I’m afraid I’m one of those people who “really need” the instructions. What throws me- and I haven’t been able to find answer by googling- is how to dissect a round cord. All the instructions I’ve found discuss the flat type.

  4. Yes, when i did this, I originally tried to remove the socket end, but then ended up cutting the plug end, and it took all of 3 minutes.

    I actually took the opportunity to add a switch using an inline switch like this one: http://amzn.com/B000GAT80C Its pretty straightforward but I could submit instructions if people really need them.

  5. Cutting off and replacing the plug seems less time-consuming (and maybe less dangerous if the comments on the ISO-safety standards on the original page are correct) to me.

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