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    Heatshrink Tubing?

    How does it work?

    and would it be a bad idea to use it to tidy up the PSU wires?..

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    Re: Heatshrink Tubing?

    Originally posted by BaLa
    How does it work?

    and would it be a bad idea to use it to tidy up the PSU wires?..
    How does it work?

    http://www.egr.msu.edu/classes/ece48...9/appnote.html

    Would it be a bad idea to tidy up the PSU wires?

    It would not be a bad idea ... BUT ... it may be more work then you want to tackle. To use the heatshrink ... you have to be able to get it over the wire ... something you will not be able to do without removing each connector on the wires on the PSU. You could cut them off and then reattach them with the heatshrink ... but is it really worth all that work? They have some nice wire looms out now ... in all different sizes and colors ... that would do the same basic thing and not be as hard to do.
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    Bala...
    They make a tool for removing the pin connectors in a molex plug. You can just remove the pins, slip the heat shrink over the wires, then plug them back into the molex. You really need a heat gun to shrink the wrap though. If you haven't got one they're $100 for middle of the road. $50 for a cheap-o. If you try to shrink that stuff with a match or a lighter it always turns a smokey grey color that looks burnt. Like Kirch said, much easier to do with diff. sizes and colors loom.
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    I know it's a good idea to tidy up the PSU wires lol..

    I meant if it was a bad idea..to use heatshrink tubing (specficially on the PSU wires)


    re-read MWs post..
    I guess I'll look for wire loom or something one of these days

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    Bala, with the right tools it's not hard to do at all. Plus it makes the inside of the case look awesome. Here's my case,

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! dang .. now i have ANOTHER project to do.. LOL

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    Originally posted by RoundEye
    Bala, with the right tools it's not hard to do at all. Plus it makes the inside of the case look awesome. Here's my case,
    http://members.cox.net/roundeye/inside1.jpg
    what are the right tools? LOL
    also where could I get one of those molex remover tools?

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    Bala.....

    Here you go. <http://www.action-electronics.com/molex.htm> Basically the remover is just a thin walled piece of tubing that slips down over the pin and pushes in the little barbs on the side that hold the pin inside the connector.

    There are two different sizes (.062 & .093). The male pins (.062)are narrower and fit inside the female pins (.093) so depending on which type you want to remove. All the connectors from the power supply are female.

    Any full on electronics store should carry these. Prob. can't get one at radio shack, or any place like that. They usually only have bare mininum of components and tools.

    This site says "No minimum", international orders and Military APO and FPO orders.
    Last edited by binksfan; 01-27-03 at 03:58 PM.
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    Originally posted by downhill
    Bala...did you see this thread?

    http://forums.speedguide.net/showthr...hreadid=100071
    nope,
    ty DH

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