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I was wondering if someone could tell me what size heatshrink I need for sleeving 18 AWG psu wires. I also wanted to know if there is such thing as bad heatshrink, and how to avoid it.

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I was wondering if someone could tell me what size heatshrink I need for sleeving 18 AWG psu wires. I also wanted to know if there is such thing as bad heatshrink, and how to avoid it.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.

For heatshrinless you will want 1/4th 3:1 or 4:1 no adhesive heatshrink for plastic type sleeving (used to tak the sleeving onto the wire, if you are using paracord you dont need heatshrink.

For heatshrink style you will want MDPC Small 4:1 or 3/16 3:1 no adhesive for both paracord and plastic type. I would cut the hs for plastic type at 15mm lengths or for paracord I would cut it around 20mm or use a small ammount of brush on super glue for shorter lengths so it stays on. Otherwise you will need to be carefull when handling it.

Good heatshrink can be found on MDPC or @ lutro0customs.com

Good heatshrink will be single thin wall without adhesive and at least 3:1 ration and it will need to handle heat well otherwise it will melt or become mush.

I would just buy good heat shrink from those two stores as its super important to have good hs as most of it out there is crap.

Check out the sleeving faq for links and more info./
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