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A DMM would save you from a lot of headaches in soldering works. Even a basic $10 DMM (or even analog MM, for that matter) is usable. It's used to easily find shorts, broken wires/connections, and polarities/channels. 

 

+1

I think I paid $5-$6 for my Mastech DMM @ Amazon.  One of the best fivers I ever spent.

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A DMM would save you from a lot of headaches in soldering works. Even a basic $10 DMM (or even analog MM, for that matter) is usable. It's used to easily find shorts, broken wires/connections, and polarities/channels. 

+10......not only/ even for DIY purposes but its a basic,must have, instrument just like we keep screw drivers/tools kit handy at home/in the garage......sometimes handy making crying child smile by buzzer sound(continuity check).....wink.gif got my basic craftsman from circuitcity for $8.....biggrin.gif
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You can also get some pretty decent Fluke, uh... Look-alikes, for a good price. They'll last you much longer than the $5 units. I was getting the cheapo $5 for free from Harbor Freight with their coupon. After two broke in less than a few months, I stepped up. Glad I did. Much better functionality and accuracy. Although, the "look-alike" unit can't compare to a legit unit, it's close enough.

So, if you find yourself frustrated with the cheapo, there are other options.
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Thought the below link will be useful for those in need.......especially diy parts shipped thru china post.

http://track-chinapost.com/?p=435
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Does anybody know stereo plugs (mini 3,5mm or 6,35mm) that got a big cable hole? The hole where the cables/wires go inside. The biggest I could find is 8.5mm diameter, but that's not big enough. I'm guessing I'd need 1cm or maybe more diameter hole. 

 

The reason is because I want to use 4 strands of wires, with 1 strand is about 3mm in diameter.

post #2871 of 2872
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Originally Posted by creatip View Post
 

Does anybody know stereo plugs (mini 3,5mm or 6,35mm) that got a big cable hole? The hole where the cables/wires go inside. The biggest I could find is 8.5mm diameter, but that's not big enough. I'm guessing I'd need 1cm or maybe more diameter hole. 

 

The reason is because I want to use 4 strands of wires, with 1 strand is about 3mm in diameter.

SwitchCraft 3.5mm connector barrels are bigger than most. The Amphenol 3.5mm and 6.35mm connectors both have larger holes if you don't use the small rubber things that come with them. 

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So I need a cable to connect 8 power supply wires from one chassis to another, any connector ideas?

Edit: I'm thinking of using 2 4pin XLR cables to do the trick
Edited by DutchGFX - Today at 3:31 pm
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