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Old 23rd March 2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Aluminium shield for cables DIY

HI, I'M SEARCHUING ONE PLACE TO PURCHASE 100 FT OF ALUMINIUM SHIELD FOR MAKE MY SIGNAL SHIELDED CABLES.
ALSO I'M SEARCHING SOME MU METAL BEND OR SHEET AT GOOD PRICE FOR MAKE MY 5 PAIR OF SIGNAL HIGH QUALITY CABLES GFOR MY SYSTEM.


THANKS IN ADVANCED


PAOLO , CHEERS :-)

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Old 23rd March 2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi, Paolo.

Adhesive aluminum tape is sold in plumbing stores a very cheap price.

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Old 23rd March 2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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What type of cables are we talking about?
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Old 23rd March 2013, 04:28 PM   #4
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Rigid type i'd guess, (moo metal use). Ah, yo'll need to bake 'em every time you bend 'em.
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Could we have a collection so that the OP can buy a new keyboard. His current one clearly has a stuck Caps Lock key.

Mu metal is fine until you bend it. Then it stops working and needs to be heat-treated again.

Last time I looked aluminium shield was available in quite long lengths in most supermarkets or kitchen shops.
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Old 23rd March 2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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Could we have a collection so that the OP can buy a new keyboard. His current one clearly has a stuck Caps Lock key.

Mu metal is fine until you bend it. Then it stops working and needs to be heat-treated again.

Last time I looked aluminium shield was available in quite long lengths in most supermarkets or kitchen shops.
Hi!

As in Italy this is not available (aluminium shield), can I ask a link to someplace in Europe that sell it?

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Old 24th March 2013, 01:10 AM   #7
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In the US the big-box home improvement stores have adhesive backed aluminum tape (3 to 6cm wide) in the wall or window insulation dept. and the furnace duct dept.

Automobile parts stores have heavier tape in the body repair and muffler repair departments.
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Old 24th March 2013, 01:11 AM   #8
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The bad news is that none of these can make as good a cable as the major wire manufactures.
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Is there any downsides on using aluminum cooking foil as far as thickness and RF is concerned for interconnects? Or is it a win win situation if properly terminated and grounded
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