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I've seen that video before.
Rule of thumb, if you're supposed to cut it to length with scissors, rubbing it against a sharp edge will cut it as well.
Techfllex is designed to be just another layer of protection.
Like a pawn in a game of chess, it's cheap and expendable.


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That's why they make the heat resistant version. Of course if you take the non-heat resistant and try to burn it with an open flame...it's going to melt.
 

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Great write up, thanks for taking the time!

I believe that the color orange is used for high voltage lines (like in an electric car), so color choices could be important, depending on how its used.
 

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Great write up, thanks for taking the time!

I believe that the color orange is used for high voltage lines (like in an electric car), so color choices could be important, depending on how its used.
I'm going to be using orange on my +12v line, with red heatshrink :rolleyes:
 

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Nice thread. Also, for reference, the OEM's use bright YELLOW to designate the SRS Airbag system.
I can ditto this.
Yellow is for the air bag circuit and orange is for the hybrid circuit in oem vehicles.


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Nice thread. Also, for reference, the OEM's use bright YELLOW to designate the SRS Airbag system.
I can ditto this.
Yellow is for the air bag circuit and orange is for the hybrid circuit in oem vehicles.


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Correct. The airbag wiring under my passenger's-side dashboard grill is covered in yellow split-loom.

I'm covering my +12v line with orange TechFlex and red heatshink as a kind of "do not cut" indicator... should I use red sleeving, instead? :surprised:
 

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Correct. The airbag wiring under my passenger's-side dashboard grill is covered in yellow split-loom.

I'm covering my +12v line with orange TechFlex and red heatshink as a kind of "do not cut" indicator... should I use red sleeving, instead? :surprised:
I think it's all a matter of taste.
Most just use one color for everything.
Traditionally, red has always been the designated color of + in an automobile with black for -.
Your call either way.


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I cut mine with a hot solder iron, I keeps the edges from unraveling. Then use a piece of heat shrink on each end to keep it in place.

My favorite style is the carbon fiber. I bought a few rolls of each size, along with a few meters of each size of black heat shrink tubing, and a multi-pack of colored heat shrink, from Parts Express and Mouser/Digikey.

I'll post some pics if I can remember.
 

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Finally a techflex thread. Now all I need to find is someone or someplace that sells it locally in my area. Furryletters ship worldwide but from where I'm from, customs tax almost anything.
 

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carbon basically darkens the color of whatever is underneath it. i love it

btw the 3/8" and up are a much denser weave, i try to stay 1/8 or 1/4 when possible
 

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What size would you recommend for 4 gauge power/ground? I was thinking 1/2, but it looks like 3/8 would work and be a bit tighter around the wire. I don't want it to be loose.
 

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What size would you recommend for 4 gauge power/ground? I was thinking 1/2, but it looks like 3/8 would work and be a bit tighter around the wire. I don't want it to be loose.
3/8" if you're running them separately.
1/2" if you're running them together.


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