Flexible wiring?

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    MarkM
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    I am getting ready to wire my setup, and I’m surprised that there is very little mention of using cabling rated for constant flex applications. At the moment I am looking at some Igus continuous flex control cable. If you are using a cable drag chain it seems to me you should be using appropriate wiring. Industrial ethernet cable rated for constant flex is an option I suppose, but I’m not a fan of RJ45’s around all that dust. I have GX16 connectors on order. This wire is 0.33 OD and the connectors say 0.26 so I’m hoping I can make this work. I plan to run things on 24 volts.

    #92996

    MegaDad3D
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    It seems to me that if you’re using drag chain then you can use pretty much any stranded wire.

    #92998

    MarkM
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    #93074

    Josh
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    That’s the best part of this machine, you can build it however you want.  It seems a lot of people like tape measure steel and wire loom better than drag chain.  There are some cool touch plate setups but I prefer a multimeter and foil tape.

    #93093

    Barry
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    I’ve been using rj-45 connectors for years(almost 3!) on my mpcnc, no issues.  Dust doesn’t hurt them, it’s moisture you need to worry about.

    #93355

    Bill
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    Although I imagine aluminum dust might be an issue over time.

    #93376

    Barry
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    If you’re getting that much aluminum dust on things, you have larger problems.

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