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#1 hypergolic

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 06:40 PM

I may have a new solution for mount cable management...womens' hair bands. I live here with two ladies so there is an adequate supply. See attacherated photo. I ran out of wire ties and struck upon this idea. The bands are elastic and work great! And yes, I had permission from daughter Sarah!

 

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#2 Couder

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 06:49 PM

only problem is you have to put them on from the end of the cable.



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Posted 21 September 2020 - 07:26 PM

I use velcro double sided hook and loop fasteners.  You can buy a roll and cut off sections of the lengths you need.  If something snags, they can give and not break something expensive.

 

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#4 Kevin Thurman

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 08:35 PM

I use the velcro straps that come on various charging and power cables. Once the cable is in use, the velcro just sits there. So I have lots of velcro straps laying around on cables that aren't used to the fullest.



#5 hypergolic

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 08:07 AM

Ran out of small velcro as well. This was handy and worked in a jiffy.


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 12:58 PM

Just got to make sure you don't steal them from the original owners without their permission, otherwise your peaceful world could be seriously upset. grin.gif


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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:01 PM

$10 for 50feet and can be cut to whatever length you need:

 

https://smile.amazon...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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#8 hypergolic

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 01:53 PM

Oh, read the original post. Yes, I had permission!



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Posted 22 September 2020 - 02:25 PM

$10 for 50feet and can be cut to whatever length you need:

 

https://smile.amazon...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use this same stuff in the approx. 1/2" wide size. I cut off a little more than I really need and then cut a slit in one end and cut a taper on the other and poke the taper through the slit to keep them on the cable near where I roll or coil them. Light, cheap, effective and always at hand. 


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 08:24 PM

This is what I used.

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B001E1Y5O6



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:22 AM

Anyone else use these?

 

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I think they look the cleanest.

 

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#12 Phil Sherman

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:51 AM

This is what I used.

 

https://www.amazon.c...g/dp/B001E1Y5O6

My local Home Depot sells this same product in a two roll package. One roll is black, the other grey.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:44 PM

I use Split Flex Tubing. It comes in all different diameters and its cheap.

https://www.menards....44430994302.htm



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:49 PM

I use Split Flex Tubing. It comes in all different diameters and its cheap.

https://www.menards....44430994302.htm

+1 Me too. 



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:51 PM

I use a combination of the reusable soft velcro stuff I slit and leave attached to the cords and a woven split wrap by Alex Tech.  

 

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:28 PM

I'm a car guy and I hate split flex tubing, it has its place in harsh environments but it is loud and stiff. The soft wrap I use is quiet and flexible and has a higher quality feel and hand. Not really cheap but worth every cent. 



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 03:33 AM

I use Spiral Wrap.

 

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And I reuse it as my wiring and needs change.
Fairly inexpensive, too. 32 feet for $2.29
 
The one PITA is you have to wrap it, and wrap it, and wrap it.
But you can bundle your wires and cables clear down off the mount to your other hook-ups.
Makes a nice wear resistant wiring bundle.
 
 

 

 



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 03:36 AM

I may have a new solution for mount cable management...womens' hair bands. I live here with two ladies so there is an adequate supply. See attacherated photo. I ran out of wire ties and struck upon this idea. The bands are elastic and work great! And yes, I had permission from daughter Sarah!

 

v/r

 

Fleep

They also work good for when you pack away your fishin rods. wink.gif



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:25 AM

All of the hard plastic stuff is ugly and noisy, gets stiff in the cold and is a PITA to load and unload cables in and out of. It's fine in an industrial setting or harsh hot automotive uses but in the cold and handled by people ugh, it's like wearing polyester clothes. 



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 11:45 AM

I'm a car guy and I hate split flex tubing, it has its place in harsh environments but it is loud and stiff. The soft wrap I use is quiet and flexible and has a higher quality feel and hand. Not really cheap but worth every cent. 

YAOG, would you post a link to the soft wrap?



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Posted 26 September 2020 - 02:46 PM

YAOG, would you post a link to the soft wrap?

You can get it various places but here is a no brainer link on Amazon - woven split wrap by Alex Tech comes in different sizes, buy a size larger than you think to be sure of full overlap and good coverage. I just cut a piece using the largest diameter as long as the longest cable run and then run cables in and out as needed and some cables I will use a smaller diameter piece of wrap if there are more than one cable going in the same direction or location, like to the focuser which has USB, power and thermocouple cables. I used this stuff when I had the Skull Canyon i7 NUK on the tube and now with the ASIAIR PRO clamped to the top dovetail, it works and looks and feels very nice.

 

With the ASIAIR PRO I now only have two cables coming off the saddle, a power cord and an Ethernet cable. The Ethernet cable goes to the switch on a Slate AC750 Gigabit Ethernet nano router sitting on the tray and the power goes to the portable power pack on the ground. I use Ethernet to talk to the Losmandy G11 Gemini 2-mini controller. I use a Win10 Pro laptop, tablet or smartphone running the ASIAIR PRO app over the Slate's 5GHz. WiFi for mount, autoguider and camera control. 




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