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Originally Posted by T.B.N. View Post
 

It's a switchcraft 3.5 mm plug, .290" opening for cable. I was looking at this ( http://www.mogamicable.com/category/bulk/microphone/stereo/ ) data sheet and it seems to say that the width of the double cable is 4.8mm X 2, which I guess wouldn't fit the switch craft. Maybe your connector is wider? I wouldn't mind using two separate shielded cables if they were thin enough to go through the opening of the mini plug together.

The Doublehelixcables mini is indeed wider.  Stripping off the insulation prior to the plug is an option to get things to fit, but it won't be as clean looking.  Take a look at the Mogami install cables.  They tend to have less filler and thinner but tougher jackets.  I'm fairly certain you can find something that will work.  You could also drill out the back of the Switchcraft to make it larger.

post #1697 of 6133
Hey everyone, trying to make replacement cable for my Se535. Any help would be great
post #1698 of 6133
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Hey everyone, trying to make replacement cable for my Se535. Any help would be great

Have you gotten any further than that?  What do you need help with?

post #1699 of 6133
I'm having issues with the mmcx connector. How is it soldered and what are the channel configurations. I'm newbie Btw.
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As for the 3.5mm Switchcraft, you can try squeezing Mogami W2930 into it. It's about 5 thou over the target diameter. If you can fit it maybe just shave a little off the cable opening.

post #1701 of 6133
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I'm having issues with the mmcx connector. How is it soldered and what are the channel configurations. I'm newbie Btw.

The center pin is the signal, and any part of the body or shell around the pin is the ground.  Which connectors did you get?  You will need to mark your wires or use a multimeter to determine left and right.  Or just plug them in and use a left - right sound file or video to test which is which.

post #1702 of 6133
I bought a pair of connectors from luna shop and want to use four cables from the oyaide 3.5 to the two male mmcx connectors
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I know that 550 paracord is nice for sleeving whole cables and that 325 paracord is nice for sleeving wires but has anybody ever tried using 425 paracord? It seems more standard than 325 paracord almost. 

http://www.paracordplanet.com/425-Paracord-3-Strand-100-ft_p_1366.html

 

I imagine that it might be able to sleeve 2 or 3 wires.

post #1704 of 6133
The numbers only are nicknames given to the types, e.g. 550 is type III. 550 simply refers to the minimum breaking strength.

My point, inner and outer diameters of the paracord, although similar by type, do vary by manufacturer.

I have about 12 bundles on hand from 4 different manufacturers. All type III -550 paracord, and they have varying diameters.
post #1705 of 6133

Can this cotton cord be used as sleeve for wires?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MULTI-21-COLORS-1mm-Waxed-Cotton-Cord-Wax-Macrame-Jewelry-Beading-String-20YD-/150923021321?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item2323b68c09

post #1706 of 6133
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post

The center pin is the signal, and any part of the body or shell around the pin is the ground.  Which connectors did you get?  You will need to mark your wires or use a multimeter to determine left and right.  Or just plug them in and use a left - right sound file or video to test which is which.

So the pin is the left or right channel
post #1707 of 6133
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So the pin is the left or right channel

Yes.  And the body/tab will be the left or right ground.  

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Only if you can confirm it has a tube construction you can feed a wire through.  In all likelihood, you will need a larger size to make sure the inner diameter is big enough for your wire.  You need some wiggle room just to feed it through, otherwise friction may prevent you from completing the feed or will cause you to kink the wire as you feed it.  

post #1709 of 6133

I would not use waxed cord. Great for tying knots. Not for anything else.

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Had some new wire made for DIY sales only.

 

What would you guys like to see the following stranded cables sold for. Realistically, not £2 for stranded silver :)

 

26AWG OCC 4N Cryo Silver

 

26AWG OCC 7N Cryo Copper

 

26AWG OCC 7N Cryo Litz Copper

 

26AWG OCC 7N Cryo Litz Silver plated Copper

 

24AWG OCC 7N Cryo Litz black cotton sleeved Copper

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