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skipper 14th May 2009 02:09 AM

cap wire lead covers
 
Hi All,

I've seen in some apmlifier pics that on some capacitors wire lead, some have used what appears to be slip cover over them. It does not look like shrink tube but more like a fabric cover. What is it called and where can I find some. I assume it is to help prevent and accidental short when probbing around the inside of the amp?
skipper

Colt45 14th May 2009 06:10 AM

spaghetti tubing or something like that. Not sure where you'd get it these days.

teflon sleeving is readily available though, doesnt melt, hv, etc.. pricy though.

eg. http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/102...011-na005.html

skipper 14th May 2009 06:56 AM

wow, that is pricey!

Colt45 14th May 2009 07:49 AM

Yeah it is. should be able to get 5 or 10 feet for cheap on ebay though, which should more or less last you a lifetime I figure...

eg.http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380119822079

ray_moth 14th May 2009 08:30 AM

I think Antique Electronic Supplies might have the answer :

Wire/Heat Shrink
.
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* Heat Shrinkable PVC Tubing
* Sleeving

staggerlee 14th May 2009 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Colt45

teflon sleeving is readily available though, doesnt melt, hv, etc.. pricy though.

eg. http://parts.digikey.com/1/parts/102...011-na005.html


McMaster has teflon sleeving for less than $0.20/ft

motherone 15th May 2009 09:03 AM

I've also bought Teflon tubing at Fry's Electronics. I think it was a 25' spool for something like $10.

Geek 15th May 2009 09:51 AM

The cheapest spaghetti I've found is actually stripping cheap wire and saving the copper for buss or tossing it in the recycler... works out to about 1/4 the price of what the audio stores charge :rolleyes:


Quote:

Originally posted by motherone
I've also bought Teflon tubing at Fry's Electronics. I think it was a 25' spool for something like $10.
What size?

If anything more than 0.25mm I.D., it can't be Teflon :confused:


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