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Old 09-02-2011, 12:32 PM
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where are you getting your wires btw?
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Eh I ended up just grabbing them from Lowes. They had some on sale. I don't care about color to be honest. I really just need to know the colors at the connector and MS to do any sort of testing.
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Eh I ended up just grabbing them from Lowes. They had some on sale. I don't care about color to be honest. I really just need to know the colors at the connector and MS to do any sort of testing.
you can use labels, you can pick up a sheet of 500 white and/or clear vinyl labels from office-depot/max/staples for something between 10-30$ depending on your quality preference. this makes things much cheaper, as you can buy large bulk amounts of 2-3 color wires and stick with that. Just gotta be meticulous with your labeling (and it sounds like you are meticulous with a lot of things anyway!).

We used it on my Data Acquistion project and it does wonders (although our issue was more related to sensor location than wire identification).

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Ah good idea, i've just but cutting small pieces of painters tape and folding it over the wire. Forgot someone might actually make those hah.

I ditched the connector shown in the picture above (the circle-ish one). It was not up to my standards. Seemed very sketchy. I'm going a little bit different route, but it means I have to do a lot of the work over :/ But I'd rather do it right the first time.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:26 PM
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hehe, had to make some corrections to my comment. home-depot doesn't sell envelope labels lol.

Yea, I would change to some good ol' standardized connectors. Digi-key is a good place to start, but it can be overwhelming. DB-xx style cables for ECUs are a good place to start but they can be VERY tricky to solder depending on the quality you get.


^A bitch. especially with solid core wiring mixed in with the conduit style wires.

You can spend a bit more money and get something easier...pinning maybe a good alternative, but sometimes it can require a special tool.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:52 PM
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Wired up the COPs. Still need to connect it to the actual harness. Will do that tomorrow.


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that looks great, but I wish there was high-temp electrical tape for those.
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Originally Posted by MF-Brain View Post
that looks great, but I wish there was high-temp electrical tape for those.
Yea. We will see how it works out. I need to figure out a hold down now. Might just go with the standard one on the MT faq.
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self fusing silicone tape is good to 400 degrees F. it's really the best solution.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#self-fusing-tape/=e375z8
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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
self fusing silicone tape is good to 400 degrees F. it's really the best solution.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#self-fusing-tape/=e375z8
How much of a pain is it to apply. Looks difficult to work with? But looks effective.
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