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Will this stuff be to big for fan cables? I have 2 100' rolls in my shopping cart ready to go fro $11 Shipped. All i am afraid of is those tiny fan wires which i need covered.
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and my front panel cords. AND what size heatshrink should i use?
Edited by Triscuit - 8/7/11 at 8:57am
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post #3 of 30
550 is pretty good for fan cables. I did use 450 once and it was a really tight fit. (The pin gets stuck inside the cord and I was even thinking of cutting off the pin and soldering back on after I got the wire through.)

3:1 heatshrink would be best so I would suggest you to even use FTW PC heatshrink:

http://ftwpc.com/cables-and-sleeving/heat-shrink.html
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post #4 of 30
Paracord loves to snag on anything. My suggestion is as above. Cut the pins off and sleeve the 3 wires then add on new pins. We have those pins in stock. Our heat shrink goes right over to of the connector when you stretch it out.
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and with the 550 i will have no problems doing an entire psu with just the 550? I just don't want it to look bad
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post #6 of 30
Not at all.

For the front panel header pins just stick a piece of electrical tape over them.

Here is a PSU we did with 550 white paracord. Note, this was before we had pre-cut heat shrink.











Edited by SmasherBasher - 8/8/11 at 1:19am
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I am ordering the sample from you guys to make sure that is what i want to do. Do you guys have any specials for OCN members?
Edited by Triscuit - 8/7/11 at 3:12pm
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post #8 of 30
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and Thanks for all the help! i really do appreciate it and will most likely (like 99.9% sure just waiting to get the samples) order from you guys. Oh and i will be doing dual colors. Red and Black. Just black shrink though. How much of each should i get?
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I just sleaved my hole rig (Bloodlines) in 550 paracord all I ddid on the fans was tape up the pins so they didnt snag then tie a piece of the inner rope stuff round the cable and pull them through one by one. Worked great you need to sperate the cables for this method to work though.

I ended up using around 2 and a half meters of heatshrink a mix of 4.8mm and 4mm stuff.
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post #10 of 30
I looked around the house the other day while I was sleeving my PSU and found this lying around.It is a straw from the Caprisun.And it fits perfectly over the pins.Then I just slip my paracord over it and shimmy it down lol.Good luck.



    
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