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How To: Quickly Braid Cables

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This isn't exactly difficult to do but I was bored the other night so made / wrote this.
It's only a simple guide, i'll do a more detailed guide on how to braid PSU and fan cables at a later date!

How To: Quickly Braid Cables

You will need:
Cable Braid
Heat shrink
Heatgun / paint stripper / lighter
Scissors

The wire i'm using as an example is just an XSPC blue LED



and the braid is some AC Ryan Blue stuff!



Feed the braid over the cable until it reaches the end of the cable...



Cut some heat shrink off, you only need about 20mm really.



Pass the heatshrink over the braid



Bring out the heatgun, this is my 1400w Black & Decker Paint Stripper... the daddy!



Point the heatgun at the heat shrink, be careful not to put too much heat on the braid otherwise it will start to melt.





Now you have no excuse for having bare cables in your case!
Edited by marcus000 - 6/6/08 at 7:44pm
    
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post #2 of 16
nice quick guide! +rep
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post #3 of 16
What stores carry the braiding stuff? I could braid/sleeve my power/reset/led buttons.
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post #4 of 16
i'd love to see a guide to easily braid a psu
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post #5 of 16
One suggestion on sleeving is to either tape the end of the braid to the wires or secure the end with a zip-tie; without doing this you risk having the braiding pull out of the heatshrink.
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If i don't have a heatgun, would a hot hairdryer work?
post #7 of 16
I don't think so, you need more heat.

Where do you get the heat shrink?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
If i don't have a heatgun, would a hot hairdryer work?
Yeah.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
If i don't have a heatgun, would a hot hairdryer work?
Yeah, it will. Or a lighter works fine also. As long as you don't leave it burning too long.
    
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by alex98uk View Post
If i don't have a heatgun, would a hot hairdryer work?
Depends how strong it is.
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