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What is the proper way to shorten/lengthen Power supply cables?

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So some of my connectors are way to big others are just barely long enough.

My quesition is what is the proper way to cut, lengthen/shorten , and protect my wires?

any help from you = much love from me.
     
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ask this guy.

http://www.overclock.net/u/135653/lutro0

anything related to cables,he is the best guy to go to.ever.

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post #3 of 7
If you're willing to void the warranty, then just cut the wires to length and solder them back together using heatshrink tubing over the solder joints; where you need extensions, simply splice in a length of wire of equal (or lower) wire gauge.
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K thnx didnt know that would be so simple. umm can i buy just heat shrink tubing? only place I've seen them is with sleeving kits.
     
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post #5 of 7
depending on your psu

if its full modular

you can take the cables and cut and solder to shorter, or cut attach some cut pieces from shorten ones and resolder to extend

if its not

go buy extensions and cable management items
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post #6 of 7
Although it will cost a bit more, consider investing in the right crimper and the pins, that way you dont have to worry about solder joints going cold. Soldering isnt brain surgery, but by the time you buy an iron and supplies, you could have bought the crimper and pins. Wire is cheap too so instead of hacking wires together, you could just build new ones.
    
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umm can i buy just heat shrink tubing? only place I've seen them is with sleeving kits.

Electronics warehouses such as Jameco, Newark, Mouser, Digi-Key, and AllElectronics sell rools of heatshrink tubing. Lowe's has packets with 3" long sections. Some RadioShack stores carry a small assortment of short pieces in various colors/sizes. By far the most cost effective is to buy a roll.
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