Heat Shrink Tubung sizes?

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  1. Brian Steeves

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    I am preparing to make some audio and video cables with Canare cable and connectors. I need to know what size shrink tubing I need for V3-5CFB and LV-77S. Can anyone tell me?
     
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    Not having this particular cable or connectors, I can’t tell you exactly what size. I can tell you, however, that the tubing should be a pretty loose fit before heating. If you use tubing that fits very snuggly, it will probably split when you shrink it.

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    Thanks Wayne.
     
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    If you can hang on tell tomorrow I tell you exactly what I used. I built some cables at work using the V3-5CFB, I used 3 small pices for each connector and one large cable for the outer jacket. We have various sizes and am not sure what size with out looking.
    Rick
     
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    For where the outer jacket of the V3 is removed exposing the individual cables, use 24mm 3:1. For where the individual cables join the connectors, use 12mm 3:1

    You can use the 12mm 3:1 on the LV-77S where the cable and connector joins.

    If any of this is incorrect, please chime in. I lifted the sizes directly from C.White's DIY cable page.
     
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    If you havent got it yet I used 1/4 inch for the conectors and 3/4 inch for the main black jacket.

    Rick
     
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    If you go to Canare's website, you can get the sizes of their cable.

    V3-5CFB = .673" o.d., .256" o.d. / channel
     
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    If the shrink rate of heat shrink tubing is 2:1, and you know the size of the cable, then you can choose the suitable size for heat shrink tube
     

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