Author Topic: cables - strain relief, keeping them in, tying them off.  (Read 47 times)

Louis L

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cables - strain relief, keeping them in, tying them off.
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:13:40 PM »
Wiring needs to be controlled. Sometimes the priorities can be confusing as they seem to contradict each other.
  • Keep wiring neat. The more the mess, the greater chance of problems.
  • Have service loops, slack in the cables. This allows plugging and unplugging of cables.
  • Strain relief at connections prevents cables from coming off when a cable gets pulled.
  • Hot glue on connector can be used if the connector feels loose - be careful how it's used.
  • Route cable such that it does not pop off. This usually means folding the cable over 180 degrees and zip tying it down.
  • Check for pinch points.