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Post by lrclazer » Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:01 pm

Making my own power cables for the first time, and I recently bought 25 ft of 16 conductor ribbon.

It is safe to manually peel of 6 conductors to make it 10 conductor, or should I use some other tool, or should I just buy some 10 conductor? :despair:

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Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:24 pm

I "think" these are the kind used on the flying bus cables.
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE- ... mkGw%3d%3d

at least they're not expensive :eek: :moneyburn:

I used stuff from marvic.com but they can be found cheaper (ebay)
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Post by lrclazer » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:45 pm

lrclazer wrote:Making my own power cables for the first time, and I recently bought 25 ft of 16 conductor ribbon.

It is safe to manually peel of 6 conductors to make it 10 conductor, or should I use some other tool, or should I just buy some 10 conductor? :despair:
Anyone have advice on whether or not it's safe to split ribbon cables?

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Post by latigid on » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm

lrclazer wrote:
lrclazer wrote:Making my own power cables for the first time, and I recently bought 25 ft of 16 conductor ribbon.

It is safe to manually peel of 6 conductors to make it 10 conductor, or should I use some other tool, or should I just buy some 10 conductor? :despair:
Anyone have advice on whether or not it's safe to split ribbon cables?
No problem, go for it.

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Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:36 pm

^+1. I do it all the time with my teeth, a razor blade, pliers, strippers, anything at hand. A good idea, though, when you make cables is to make a little rig so you can test them before use. saves a little frustration or possibility of blowing something up. just need a pair of headers and some protoboard.
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Re: Ribbon cables

Post by ATW » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm

Is it unwise to leave an orphaned ribbon cable plugged into a bus board (and not plugged in to a module on the other end)? I'd rather not remove a bunch of modules to be able to access it easily and remove it, because I am lazy and would make music than wrangle modules.

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Re: Ribbon cables

Post by southphillysynths » Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:32 am

ATW wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Is it unwise to leave an orphaned ribbon cable plugged into a bus board (and not plugged in to a module on the other end)? I'd rather not remove a bunch of modules to be able to access it easily and remove it, because I am lazy and would make music than wrangle modules.
Nope, you can do that, I've done it for years with no issue.
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Re: Ribbon cables

Post by ATW » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:51 am

Grazie mille !

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Re: Ribbon cables

Post by ATW » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Has anyone tried dual chain and quad chain ribbon cables? Looks like the same principle as a flying bus board cable in a small footprint. I wonder if it introduces any of the issues w/ noise that some have cited w/ flying cables—though, it looks like a great way to distribute the cable pileup within a skiff.

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Re: Ribbon cables

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