Help with The Twisted Snake - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > General Interest > Everything Else

Everything Else Anything related to audio / video / electronics etc) BUT remember- we have many new forums where your thread may now fit! .... Parts, Equipment & Tools, Construction Tips, Software Tools......

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st March 2005, 06:20 PM   #1
diyAudio Member
 
PrimaLuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Default Help with The Twisted Snake

I am building The Twisted Snake power cable, here: http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/ttse.html

I am having a problem visualizing what the author is saying to do in the paragraph below. Can someone who has done this help me out translating this? Thanks.

At only one end of the earthing cable, peel both its wires near the sleeve, without damaging the shield. Then twist other two cables' shields with the earthing cable's one Put the previously joined together ends of all three cables' shields around the previously peeled wires of earthing cable. Then, tighten all with electrician's tape.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 06:45 PM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Racine, Wisconsin
What they are saying is based on using shielded cables. The final result is that all three shields of hot, neutral, and ground are tied toether and those shields are tied to the ground wire conductor. The shields are only tied to the ground conductor on one end. I didn't read enough to see which end.

As much as I respect the TNT site for their very educational power supply discussion, I am fairly confident that 3 feet of "snake" will not actually remedy the wall receptacle, 100 feet of 12/3 Romex, a 20A overload, a 200A overload, 10 feet of 000 service entry and 100 feet of aluminum (and/or copper) wire from the pole to you.

I am obliged to ask what improvements you seek to gain.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 08:48 PM   #3
diyAudio Member
 
PrimaLuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Thanks. That helps.

Gain?? What gain?? Hell, I am just bored and love DIY projects.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 09:03 PM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
I_Forgot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Default Re: Help with The Twisted Snake

Quote:
Originally posted by PrimaLuna
snip... wires of earthing cable. Then, tighten all with electrician's tape.
If I were you I would never use "electrician's tape" on anything. The adhesive always gets gummy and oozes out from under the tape turning your beautiful hard work into an ugly, sticky, mess. Yuck! Shrink tubing all the way!

I_F
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 09:23 PM   #5
diyAudio Member
 
PrimaLuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Actually, to be honest that didn't help much. Sorry. I have three cables with 6 wires sticking out, two from each cable (B&W).

"peel both its wires near the sleeve, without damaging the shield."

Huh?

"Then twist other two cables' shields with the earthing cable's one"


Put the previously joined together ends..." Previously joined together ends? I was never told to join the ends.

"...of all three cables' shields around the previously peeled wires of earthing cable. Then, tighten all with electrician's tape."

I feel retarded that I can't figure this out. But, oh well...
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 09:53 PM   #6
phn is offline phn  Sweden
diyAudio Member
 
phn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Well, this is how you do a shielded power cord, which is just like a semi-balanced interconnect. That is, you hook up the phases as usual. Then in the end of the power connector you hook up the shield to the ground. The other end is just ground, no shield.

I haven't read the instructions. But I figure it's three individually shielded cables. You hook up the shield of each cable to the ground. Do NOT hook them up to the phases.

"I was never told to join the ends." Anyway, join the SHIELD ends.
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 11:00 PM   #7
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Seattle
Quote:
Originally posted by chipco3434


As much as I respect the TNT site for their very educational power supply discussion, I am fairly confident that 3 feet of "snake" will not actually remedy the wall receptacle, 100 feet of 12/3 Romex, a 20A overload, a 200A overload, 10 feet of 000 service entry and 100 feet of aluminum (and/or copper) wire from the pole to you.

I am obliged to ask what improvements you seek to gain.

Quote:
Originally posted by PrimaLuna
Thanks. That helps.

Gain?? What gain?? Hell, I am just bored and love DIY projects.

I'm with you. I think the whole power-supply cable replacement stuff is a bunch of BS. *BUT* I do enjoy making cool looking stuff, and damn, some of them do look *REALLY* cool.

I don't care if there's not an improvement in sound, I just want to drool at my own handiwork and go "Dang, that looks highend." Unfortunately, this is probably akin to ricing out my stereo system, but what the hey!

I'm just waiting for someone to jump out and start calling us Pellicans or something
  Reply With Quote
Old 1st March 2005, 11:02 PM   #8
diyAudio Member
 
PrimaLuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Ah, after a bit of research and your help, I've got it now.

Thanks all.
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2005, 06:19 AM   #9
diyAudio Member
 
PrimaLuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Francisco
Yeah Motherone, I agree. I am redoing my interconnects, my power cord, my speaker wire, and speakers. I bought a solid tube amp that I am really happy with. But, you never know....ummmmmm OTL (think Homer S.) Probably the same bug that led me to build my bike, my computer, my large format camera,....I can feel my wife cringing upstairs....

...It's a sickness, but DIY audio feeds in inner music nerd. Plus it kicks a** at parties.
  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd March 2005, 08:03 PM   #10
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Seattle
Quote:
Originally posted by PrimaLuna
Yeah Motherone, I agree. I am redoing my interconnects, my power cord, my speaker wire, and speakers. I bought a solid tube amp that I am really happy with. But, you never know....ummmmmm OTL (think Homer S.) Probably the same bug that led me to build my bike, my computer, my large format camera,....I can feel my wife cringing upstairs....

...It's a sickness, but DIY audio feeds in inner music nerd. Plus it kicks a** at parties.

Gahh.. DIY is like a perverse sickness. I'm redoing all my interconnects as well. I actually had made some pretty beefy CAT5 speakercables. I had separated all the colors and done some pretty elaborate braiding.. The only problem was that the CAT5 was stranded, and a huge PITA to solder, and I never wound up finishing them. Oh well, the wire was free and I just wound up tossing it out.

I have a bunch of belden mini-quadstar (?) on the way (about 40 feet, in 6 different colors) to redo my home interconnects and my portable interconnects.

Don't even get me started on building computers I've built/rebuilt/modified at least two hundred in the past 12 years, probably more. Makes me dizzy thinking about it!
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More snake oil astouffer Tubes / Valves 22 26th May 2009 01:50 AM
0.5ml of Snake Oil for $59 316a Tubes / Valves 351 29th May 2006 06:00 AM
The Triple Twisted Snake Blue_Max Everything Else 0 27th October 2004 08:37 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:31 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2