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Old 11-20-2012, 02:47 PM
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Default Splicing shielded wires

This was a bad day at the workshop, I inadvertently cut a wire while trimming tie-wraps. To make the matter worse, this is a shielded wire, making the repair by soldering more tricky. Does anybody can provide me guidelines and/or tips on how to proceed?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:11 PM
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It depends on what purpose the wire has. If it is a twisted pair or other data transmission wire (cat-5) I would replace the wire. If it is for some sort of antenna replace it. Just my opinion, I'm sure someone with more more expertise will post their opinion.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:55 PM
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Default Splice wires

WingedFrog.... send me a PM I should be able to help you. The company I work for mfg's these kind of parts depending how bad a splice might work, but as recommended the end to end wire replacement would be best..

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:27 PM
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Thanks guys, I found that luckily this wire was unused. I nevertheless repaired it as best as I could as a kind of training. Replacement of the cable was excluded because one end was going into a connector I definitively did not want to get into. I soldered the conductor, covered the repair with heat shrink sleeve and mended the shielding with a piece I took from a TV cable. I covered the mended shield with a heat shrink sleeve again.
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