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Don't twist cables...

Started by Louis L, June 13, 2019, 08:09:19 PM

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Louis L

... except cables that come that way (twisted pair for instance).
Regular cables, single or multi-conductor, should not be twisted. It's easy to inadvertently twist them when winding a cable. For example the power cord on a typical laptop power supply is usually put away by winding the cord along the brick. With each winding, the cable twists onto itself.

Just today I caught sight of the xbox controller in the driver station. It was so badly twisted that the cable's exterior sheathing was in danger of breaking and with it some wires. Yes this can happen (been there, done that).

So please keep an eye out on your cables. Don't twist them.