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I'll be looking into doing this *possibly*

Excellent guide sir. What camera are you using here? Very beautiful pics and an EXCELLENT sleeve job.
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Very nice. I actually bought an "audio grade" IEC connector from Ebay and plan to do this. Except I will be using 12 awg cable that's 10 feet long. Instead of cutting the cable I will be buying a repair cable and using the iec connector so there's no bulge in the middle

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@Lutro0; not to be critical, but you really should work on your soldering skills. I always pre-tin my wires then do the solder joint so that the wire segments are in-line with one another (rather than having a huge bulge at the joint) as this results in a much more even / cleaner look.

Also, more and more I find myself avoiding electrical tape and moving to heatshrink tubing; I would have used larger diameter heatshrink over the whole cable in place of the tape.
I had no idea that that you could solder in that method. But will sure give it a go next time I get a chance. And you would also be correct with the heatshrink, but I used what I had around the modding room. Thanks for your input bud.

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I'll be looking into doing this *possibly*

Excellent guide sir. What camera are you using here? Very beautiful pics and an EXCELLENT sleeve job.
Thanks man! I will have to give a look to the model and ill edit it in here. Thanks for the comment on the photos, I think they look terribad. =X I love the crisp photos some of these guys post up.

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Very nice. I actually bought an "audio grade" IEC connector from Ebay and plan to do this. Except I will be using 12 awg cable that's 10 feet long. Instead of cutting the cable I will be buying a repair cable and using the iec connector so there's no bulge in the middle

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Thanks! That would probably be the easiest way to sleeve it, but I am cheap and I wanted to try to use the original plugs for there color and shape. =P
Edited by Lutro0 - 11/21/10 at 12:52pm
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Very nice. I actually bought an "audio grade" IEC connector from Ebay and plan to do this. Except I will be using 12 awg cable that's 10 feet long. Instead of cutting the cable I will be buying a repair cable and using the iec connector so there's no bulge in the middle

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Exactly ! Did the same, although I haven't sleeved them yet haha, they look great as there are some color options to match the rest of the system. I guess you also bought the look-alikes since the brand-name audiophile ones like Furutech or Oyaide (not that the audiophole grade serves for anything here) are very expensive !
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-update- I have two IEC Connectors on their way, So I will be updating the guide to include the IEC Connector Method. biggrin.gif
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The transparent IEC connectors kind of ask for a LED in there tongue.gif
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One word of advice to people that give this a shot, I have done lots of soldering like this using heat shrink and some times you get sharp solder points that can stick through the heat shrink- make sure you remove any sharps prior to heating the heat shrink. Also if you do as the OP did and "stagger" the cuts you wont end up with much of a bulge.

Nice pics OP biggrin.gif
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The transparent IEC connectors kind of ask for a LED in there tongue.gif

They do! When it comes I will look into making another with an LED mod, but one step at a time lol!
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FREE TIP:

One word of advice to people that give this a shot, I have done lots of soldering like this using heat shrink and some times you get sharp solder points that can stick through the heat shrink- make sure you remove any sharps prior to heating the heat shrink. Also if you do as the OP did and "stagger" the cuts you wont end up with much of a bulge.

Nice pics OP biggrin.gif


+1 on the sharp ends, being careful is a must as you are messing with electricity.... and the power to your system.

Also hope to eliminate that problem with showing how easy it is to use an aftermarket connector. Not to mention how sexy they look.

And thanks!
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I have something in mind, Once its done ill end up posting the results in here smile.gif
Its going to different and match the rest of my build.

The only reason im doing this in the first place is because my stock PSU cord for my HX1000W is WAY too long. I only need a cable about 1.5-2 feet long. The stock one is like 5-6 feet! I have to bundle it up and its a mess because its the thicker wires. I wanna say they are 14awg or 12awg but IDK right this minute.
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I have something in mind, Once its done ill end up posting the results in here smile.gif
Its going to different and match the rest of my build.

The only reason im doing this in the first place is because my stock PSU cord for my HX1000W is WAY too long. I only need a cable about 1.5-2 feet long. The stock one is like 5-6 feet! I have to bundle it up and its a mess because its the thicker wires. I wanna say they are 14awg or 12awg but IDK right this minute.

Nice. Look forward to seeing it.
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