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    Default Braided sleeving

    At a previous OutdoorX show I saw an installation done with braided sleeving over the wiring. This really looked neat. IMHO it looks better than the normally available sleeving. Problem was I could only find suppliers who would only sell 100m rolls. After reading about its use in audiovisual applications I found a place via an AV forum that supplies cut lengths of the stuff. They have other nice stuff as well.

    https://www.three-d.co.za/contactus.html

    Here is an example of its use on a 10m long 6mm solar panel extension cord.
    After being compressed over the end of the wire the sleeving dilates. The dilated sleeve is then milked along the wire. A bit tedious but the job gets done. The braided ends do unravel but the job is finished with heat shrink which prevents this.
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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Thanks !
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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Braided sleeving needs a hot knife to cut it. I use a dremel versatip. You could also heat up a razor blade and slice it with that.

    The beauty of braided sleeving is that you can always add extra wires later on. Be careful of heating up your heatshrink as you can melt the strands/edges of the braid if held too long in heat.

    If you want the wires to be flexible then add extra braid, to keep wires neat and tight then use less as you pull the sleeving tighter - you will see how it resists movement.

    Keep the sleeving away from heat in the engine bay, rather use extra wiring, sleeving to move it away.

    You can also try Breno auto elec.

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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Quote Originally Posted by HobieDave View Post
    Braided sleeving needs a hot knife to cut it. I use a dremel versatip. You could also heat up a razor blade and slice it with that.

    The beauty of braided sleeving is that you can always add extra wires later on. Be careful of heating up your heatshrink as you can melt the strands/edges of the braid if held too long in heat.

    If you want the wires to be flexible then add extra braid, to keep wires neat and tight then use less as you pull the sleeving tighter - you will see how it resists movement.

    Keep the sleeving away from heat in the engine bay, rather use extra wiring, sleeving to move it away.

    You can also try Breno auto elec.
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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Ja I learnt about overheating the heat shrink the hard way when I did melt the braiding. I havenít used it in the engine compartment yet

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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    You used to get one made from Glass Braid for the engine compartment. Try a company called Wilec in the City Deep, they may still have old stock.

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    Default Re: Braided sleeving

    Thanks

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