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Old 26th March 2013, 11:35 PM   #11
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see post 8

Making your own cable is every bit as barmy as making your own capacitors, but somewhat easier than making your own semiconductors.
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Old 27th March 2013, 12:27 AM   #12
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I'm working in EMC at the moment. We use copper foil tape for shielding cables. Aluminium foil does not perform well. Earth bonding is better with copper. Conductor Emissions are better with copper. Radiated Emissions are better with copper. Plus you can solder wires to copper easier than aluminium.
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Old 27th March 2013, 12:39 PM   #13
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Where I can find copper foil?

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Old 27th March 2013, 01:53 PM   #14
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Buy shielded cable, you will get a better result and probably cheeper by the time you have finished messing about.
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Old 27th March 2013, 10:43 PM   #15
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First read posts #8 & #14.
But copper foil is useful in other DIY electronic areas.
So I get mine in a hobby/crafts store that deals in leaded & stained glass.
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Old 28th March 2013, 12:28 PM   #16
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tricky to solder aluminium
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Old 28th March 2013, 01:10 PM   #18
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Copper roof flashing is VERY common in the construction industry and is available in rolls.

You could also take some RG58 type coaxial cable and pull the center conductor out of it, then you will have a tinned copper "Jacket" to work with.
Larger coaxial cables could be used if you need a different diameter of "Jacket".
I like RG400 since it is silver plated over solid copper.
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Old 28th March 2013, 09:18 PM   #19
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You can get sticky backed copper foil for electronics, I have a couple of rolls of it, when I remember where I got it I'll let u know, might have been RS or Farnel!
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