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IR emitter splice question

I have the IR emitter shown in the attached picture. As you can see it has a single stereo plug that sends a signal to 2 emitters. I cut one of the emitters off hoping to extend the signal across a cat6 run I have in the wall. I tested both emitters before I cut the one off and everything worked fine. After cutting the one emitter off, the other stopped working. I was thinking if I re-connected the wires I cut to the emitter I cut off, everything would work again. To test this I tried to just twist the wires back together (literally just making the same connection that was there before the cut), but both emitters still don’t work. Will the kind of splice I’m trying to do not work with this type of emitter?
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That's a "mono" plug (two conductor).
if you reconnect the emitters with the same polarity (the braid to the braid, the insulated wire to the insulated wire) and it still doesn't work...make sure you are actually sending the correct IR to the plug. If so, you fried something.
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Thanks for the reply, after some more testing (pulled out the multimeter) it turns out the wires are magnet wires so I need to take the enamel off in order to get any kind of connection.
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