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  • laying wire parallel and soldering with no mechanical twisting or support will lead to failure as solder acts like a very viscous liquid under pressure- joints will fail if there is significant stress or vibration. the shrink tube probably helps some but it only has so much friction with wire to provide support unless it is the type with adhesive built in- but the adhesive is heat activated and a warm connection could loosen up the adhesive. some kind of twisting or mechanical support is important for soldered joints.

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    Wire Management Tips

    Below are some links for managing the wires in your project by braiding them together:

  • Hi thanks for your work. I just had a question regarding the advantages of single vs multi strand wire in reference to communication based projects. Would you suspected a better signal to noise performance with single compared to multi strands?

    This is a problem troubling me as the advantage over a strong single wire termination vs potential multi strand noise are not well documented. Thank you in advance.

    • old question but maybe this might help someone else searching. stranded wire has better performance (lower attenuation / impedance) at high frequency due to the influence of skin effect. skin effect is negligible at DC and low current density/rise time.


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