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dhsettim

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« on: 8 Mar 2004, 10:13 pm »
Hi John and all,
you have said on this forum  "For copper tx102 based NOH's .........I use  a braid of 4 wires (2 gnd and 2 hot) for input jack to input selector wiring and a single strand for the shorter misc internal wiring".
Have you found this to be "the best" combination or is it intuitive? I would have gone the "kimber route" with a single hot and double gnd as the TVC is single wire, but I am only guessing.
When you braid the Chimera Labs Wire ( which is bare) what insulation do you use/recommend?
thanks for ya great service and all ya help
tim

John Chapman

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« Reply #1 on: 9 Mar 2004, 12:33 am »
Hello!

I first used the wire with that braid as an interconnect and since Denis at Chimera recomends the 4 wire braid I just continued to do that. I kinda like the idea of keeping hot and ground similar paths. I did not try a bunch of combo's but I find this braid to be better than just single strands.

The Chimera wire looks bare but it has a thin enamel coating on it just like the wires inside a tx103 or a tx102 transformer. No need to insulate it and you just tin the ends with a hot soldering iron or (better if you have it) slide the end into a desoldering tool and it just peels away the insulation.

Thansk!

John Chapman
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dhsettim

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« Reply #2 on: 9 Mar 2004, 08:48 am »
Hey John, thanks, I didn't look close enough. What sort of braiding do you use--a proper 4 braid, or twist 2 hot, then twist with the  2 twisted gnd?

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« Reply #3 on: 9 Mar 2004, 12:52 pm »
Hello!

I's a proper 4 braid.  Goes pretty fast after you have done it a few times. Here is a link to his site with braid info:

http://chimeralabs.com/diy_braid.html

Thansk!

John

dhsettim

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« Reply #4 on: 9 Mar 2004, 11:22 pm »
Thanks John, yes I have just found the site. Extensive information on weaving and constructing inerconnects. I like the ideas so shall invest in some CCCwire to make speaker cables and interconnects. Very reasonabl prices too. regards
tim