I know this post is a few months, but I am very interested in making a similar cable. It looks very clean!
I am looking at the clear 3:1 heat shrink on AVOutlet and I was wondering if you remember the diameter needed to do something like this, Fraggler? Is this just a single layer of heatshrink? Is the heatshrink at both the A and B end the same diameter but just shrunk down more on the smaller B connector?
Also, what braiding method is used here?
It's pretty see-thru so i'm taking a guess it's a 2:1, could be a 3:1 though.
Round Litz Braid.
Most likely a 1/4" heatshrink before the enclosure cap, then a 3/8" over the entire thing.
3/8" fits on both A and B, however you'll need to stretch the heatshrink a little for type A side.
If you plan on using shielding, make sure you solder it on the inside before putting the cap over.
Soldering on the outside would work too, but would look unprofessional after you put the heatshrink over.
If you accidentally solder on the outside, you can use some 100-200 grit sand paper to brush off the excess.
Edited by cssarrow - 2/27/13 at 12:01am