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Shortening non-mudular PSU cables before sleeving

post #1 of 6
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I have an old Corsair TX750 lying around that I was going to use in a Bitfenix Prodigy build, but I want to shorten the cables before I sleeve.

Is it ok to just cut> strip the covering back> twist the wire back together> wrap in electrical tape and then heatshrink> then sleeve and pretend like nothing happened?? I'd really like to avoid having to solder if possible lol.
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by Sand0oski View Post

I have an old Corsair TX750 lying around that I was going to use in a Bitfenix Prodigy build, but I want to shorten the cables before I sleeve.

Is it ok to just cut> strip the covering back> twist the wire back together> wrap in electrical tape and then heatshrink> then sleeve and pretend like nothing happened?? I'd really like to avoid having to solder if possible lol.

You could do this but I do not recommend it. As the wire can and will get lose with time and moment. And you do not want to lose any of the power or signals.
post #3 of 6
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In my highschool days I used to run and re-connect the speaker wires in my car like that, and nothing ever seemed to catch on fire thankfully smile.gif. Could it kill any of the components if a wire had a momentary lapse of connection?
post #4 of 6
it is possible. speaker wire is no problem it dose not matter the worse that will happen with loose connections is noise in speakers and they not work. Worse that would happen with Computer is damage motherboard or some other part. it is not hard to solder these together or if you want use but splices but I do not recommend just twisting them together..
post #5 of 6
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alright thanks, I guess i should just quit being lazy and give soldering a try
post #6 of 6
just need iron and small solder that has flux core in it.

1. twist the wires together
2. melt a little solder on the iron
3. put the iron under the wire and the solder on top
4. when you see it start to flow in wires you are finished.
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