7309 wire management

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7309 wire management

Post by Sweetts » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:23 pm

Here is how I ran my wires, it's about 3 minutes but gives a good overview. I would love some feedback and where you guys think I could improve.
https://vimeo.com/114481493

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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by WillAdams » Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:52 pm

Nice video! Linked it on the wiki under drag chain on the Cable Management page: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... Drag_Chain

I thought using trailer wire was an especially interesting idea --- do you have a specific link? I found:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... 7AodnlAAFA

Anyone think of any drawbacks to it? Seems to me it'd be kind of stiff. Also it's unshielded.
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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by Sweetts » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:55 pm

No I went to the store to get 18ga but they didn't have any I saw that and thought it's big, flat and cheap so used that, it was from a local shop.

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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by WillAdams » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:59 pm

Please keep us posted on how it works out long term --- have you considered adding after-the-fact shielding?

I was thinking aluminized duct tape would be a good option for doing so.
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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by Sweetts » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:31 pm

I am concerned about noise and should it cause issues I was thinking of copper tape but the aluminum would work.

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7309 wire management

Post by Artemkiev » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:08 pm

Hey guys, working on my tank and I have tons of wires. I looked searched but couldnt find a thread w/ different wire management ideas. Do any of you use an "electric panel" or some board to have all your plugs on? Any sort of neat wiring pics?

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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by WillAdams » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:10 pm

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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by Gadgetman! » Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:08 pm

I think this post is in the wrong place...

Try the scaled-tanks.com forum for wiring up your tank... ;-)

Anyway...

Find a plastic box that's larger than you believe you'll ever need(it will be too small sooner or later, but if you 'oversize' it now, it will be later rather than sooner), and fit all your electronics inside.
Then pick up a set of male and female connectors(make certain one of the types is a panel mount version, and the other isn't)
Also get hold of a panel mont USB extension cable(unless you install the computer in the box, also), and a panel mount 3pin power connector(you can find one in every desktop PC PSU... )

Then start your own build thread...
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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by Hans » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:54 pm

What sort of problems would unshielded cables cause? Could induced currents between motor cables affect positioning? I used the 16AWG 4-conductor audio cable from Monoprice, which doesn't have any shielding.
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Re: 7309 wire management

Post by Gadgetman! » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:27 pm

The biggest concern is with endstop switches. If the cables for those are unshielded, they could pick up noise and falsely register a hit on an endstop switch. not something you want to happen in the middle of a long job. Particularly if working in expensive materials...
In those cases, it's really better to run without switches.
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