Heatshrink for fan wires

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ldoodle, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. ldoodle

    ldoodle Limp Gawd

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    Hi,

    What diameter heatshrink is best for the individual fan wires? I need to solder a custom motherboard header connector.

    Thanks
     
  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Usually you go for one that's slightly larger than the wire. Some heatshrink is a 2:1 and some a 3:1 and I'm sure other ratios too. Some also have a glue type substance inside that more or less waterproofs your wires.

    In the end the diameter should be around 1.75:1 of your wire.
     
  3. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Here's what you need to know.

    https://www.cable-sleeving.com/heatshrink

    MDPC-X makes the best sleeve and heatshrink you can buy.
    I've used this guy's stuff for the past 8 years, back when you had to order it from Germany.

    They have US sellers now. Mod-one.com sells MDPC-X stuff here in the US.
     
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