Orange Sleeving

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4Springs
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Orange Sleeving

Post by 4Springs » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 22:56

I've just purchased and used some of this "Tight Braided PET Expandable Sleeving" through ebay. I may be the last person on Earth to learn about this stuff, but just in case I'm not...
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It works quite well as an alternative to conduit, as long as you don't need to be proof against water or dust.
In this photo I've used it to make a grey cable orange. Just push it over the cable and it expands to the right diameter:
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In this photo I've used it to collect a number of cables:
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It is quite tough stuff, I think it will stand up to a fair bit of abrasion. It is easy to insert things into, it expands to let you insert the wires, then contracts to fit snugly around them.
You may notice that the end is quite frayed. The ends need to be secured to make sure they don't unravel. They fit into glands quite neatly which works really well, or otherwise I've been using a small cable tie on the end to keep it under control.

There is a youtube video here that shows you how the stuff works, and how to cut it with a hot knife to stop fraying: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GGuWD_8LwE

And here is another photo of the finished job! (well, one of them):
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Orange Sleeving

Post by Adverse Effects » Thu, 07 Jan 2016, 23:09

and i think that stuff looks better than the hard conduit and you can get it in Kevlar as well making it much stronger / tougher than PVC conduit

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Orange Sleeving

Post by Johny » Fri, 08 Jan 2016, 14:01

It's neat stuff. I use a small cable tie at the end then heatshrink over it. I've only used black for my signal wiring. Saw on hobby king that they had it in orange.

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