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None other than aesthetics.

 

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

Quick question from a noob:

 

My question is, what are the benefits, if any, of braiding the four wires vs. leaving them nicely twisted, as they are?

 

Thanks.  It also occurred to me that once the wires are soldered, they won't unravel.  Time to employ the K.I.S.S. principle.

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Twisted wire will be more supple and take up less room say inside a sleeve. 

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Twisted wire will be more supple and take up less room say inside a sleeve. 

 

Thanks.

Fitting the braid into type III paracord was a concern.  I know the twist will fit.  That settled it.

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Okay, so I bought some Paracord Type I, got it home and cut an end off and tried to shove a toothpick into the end to get it started but the only thing that happened was it unraveling completely. So, having never worked with Paracord for sleeving before, did I buy the wrong kind or something? I had read that with Paracord Type III there is a white cord inside of it that gets pulled out freeing up the room for a wire to run. Is it not the same for Type I? There was certainly no white cord or anything else in the Type I I bought.

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Type 1 has one internal strand in the core, type 3 has seven. Really cheap cord has no core. Use a hot knife (special tool) or a razor blade heated by a lighter to cut it. The melted edge will keep it from unraveling. http://www.edc-blog.com/2013/07/review-type-i-paracord.html
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Okay, so I bought some Paracord Type I, got it home and cut an end off and tried to shove a toothpick into the end to get it started but the only thing that happened was it unraveling completely. So, having never worked with Paracord for sleeving before, did I buy the wrong kind or something? I had read that with Paracord Type III there is a white cord inside of it that gets pulled out freeing up the room for a wire to run. Is it not the same for Type I? There was certainly no white cord or anything else in the Type I I bought.

 

I got a spool of type I and there was a "core" (just a couple threads, I think).  It was a pain to get out.  I quickly melted the ends.  May have done so even before removing the core.  After that I simply could not force a twisted pair from Mogami W2799 through it.  modulor did manage to do so, but said it was tough.  Seems type I is best suited for single wires, which can then be twisted.  Guess that's for going above the Y split, or for braiding four (or more) sleeved wires.

 

HTH.

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Type 1 has one internal strand in the core, type 3 has seven. Really cheap cord has no core. Use a hot knife (special tool) or a razor blade heated by a lighter to cut it. The melted edge will keep it from unraveling. http://www.edc-blog.com/2013/07/review-type-i-paracord.html

 

 

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I got a spool of type I and there was a "core" (just a couple threads, I think).  It was a pain to get out.  I quickly melted the ends.  May have done so even before removing the core.  After that I simply could not force a twisted pair from Mogami W2799 through it.  modulor did manage to do so, but said it was tough.  Seems type I is best suited for single wires, which can then be twisted.  Guess that's for going above the Y split, or for braiding four (or more) sleeved wires.

 

HTH.


Dang. Okay, thanks guys. Apparently I bought cheap stuff. Lame. And yea I was going to use it wrap individual strands of some Canare Star Quad wire.

 

So where can I get "good" Type I Paracord that has the strands in it? I need white and black.


Edited by ben_r_ - 3/5/14 at 3:44pm
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This is what I got:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IGCP978

 

Their type III is great (and an insane number of colors and patterns).

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I don't have direct experience with them....but looks like nice mil spec type iii. smily_headphones1.gif
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How about this one?
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supplycaptain.com they call it accessory cord.  

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That looks good for Type III but I really need some Type I in white and black too. Any recommendations there?

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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

This is what I got:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IGCP978

 

Their type III is great (and an insane number of colors and patterns).

And that stuff has the internal strands?

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Paracord Planet is what I got for both, and here's a link where you can surf colors and patterns until your eyes are spinning:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z1QUR4

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