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Title: TECHFLEX
Post by: ThePiedPiper on August 10, 2019, 02:16:51 AM
Is 1/8" TechFlex the proper/correct size for the cabling for mics like Church Audio & Sound Professionals?  If so, without having to buy a whole roll of it, is there somewhere I can purchase shorter lengths like 15-20' ?

The most important question is the 1st one as I can always do some googling to find some for sale  :yahoo:


Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: goodcooker on August 10, 2019, 05:11:30 PM
Is 1/8" TechFlex the proper/correct size for the cabling for mics like Church Audio & Sound Professionals?  If so, without having to buy a whole roll of it, is there somewhere I can purchase shorter lengths like 15-20' ?

The most important question is the 1st one as I can always do some googling to find some for sale  :yahoo:

I haven't seen techflex any smaller than 1/8th so it would have to do even if it's a little baggy on the small diameter cable. You can probably get 1/16th from somewhere if your cable is very small diameter.

You can buy 25 footers of 1/8 inch from Parts Express - https://www.parts-express.com/techflex-1-8-expandable-sleeving-25-ft-black--082-300?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjJLb-pr54wIViYTICh3e4QsFEAQYASABEgIOTPD_BwE
Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: old and in the way on August 10, 2019, 08:31:51 PM
https://www.wirecare.com/manufacturers/techflex?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj4C338f54wIVUfDACh3b3wWwEAAYASAAEgKORfD_BwE Ive made mic cable using 26awg  milspec cable 1/8 works fine .
Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: ThePiedPiper on August 10, 2019, 09:46:37 PM
Thank You Goodcooker and old and in the way !!!
Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: Gutbucket on August 14, 2019, 11:55:59 AM
I've been meaning to pickup some 1/8" diameter techflex for re-rigging a few setups and re-jacketing some permanently attached DPA 4060 mic cables on which the jacket is cracked and falling off in chunks.

I think I'll use the Flexo-noise-reduction type. Reduced fabric noise will be beneficial, but I'm also thinking that its softer "hand" will make for improved comfort in body-worn applications where it is in contact against skin. 

NR is used in body wiring harnesses, instrument panel and lighting wiring, cable & hose assemblies, and other limited access applications where noise reduction is desirable...
The special hybrid construction suppresses noise from loose harnesses moving against body or dash panels. It has a soft and flexible feel, reminiscent of old style cotton loom.


Link to NR on techflex website- https://www.techflex.com/specialty/flexo-noise-reduction
Link to NR at the supplier old and in the way posted- https://www.wirecare.com/manufacturers/techflex/flexo-noise-reduction

FYI, F6 Quiet is the split-tubing configuration which uses the same material.



Also of potential interest, while checking out Wirecare.com I came across a texflex variant which offers EMI shielding- Flexo Shield

HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELD
It is an expandable, high performance sleeving that provides a high level of EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) shielding. Flexo Shield is cut and abrasion resistant, very flexible, strong and lightweight. With its high temperature aramid fiber core and special construction, Flexo Shield expands to fit over plugs and connectors and contracts back down for a perfect fit. Flexo Shield is great for applications where light weight and high performance are needed.


https://www.wirecare.com/manufacturers/techflex/flexo-shield
Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: ThePiedPiper on August 14, 2019, 01:34:44 PM
I've been meaning to pickup some 1/8" diameter techflex for re-rigging a few setups and re-jacketing some permanently attached DPA 4060 mic cables on which the jacket is cracked and falling off in chunks.

I think I'll use the Flexo-noise-reduction type. Reduced fabric noise will be beneficial, but I'm also thinking that its softer "hand" will make for improved comfort in body-worn applications where it is in contact against skin. 

NR is used in body wiring harnesses, instrument panel and lighting wiring, cable & hose assemblies, and other limited access applications where noise reduction is desirable...
The special hybrid construction suppresses noise from loose harnesses moving against body or dash panels. It has a soft and flexible feel, reminiscent of old style cotton loom.


Link to NR on techflex website- https://www.techflex.com/specialty/flexo-noise-reduction
Link to NR at the supplier old and in the way posted- https://www.wirecare.com/manufacturers/techflex/flexo-noise-reduction

FYI, F6 Quiet is the split-tubing configuration which uses the same material.



Also of potential interest, while checking out Wirecare.com I came across a texflex variant which offers EMI shielding- Flexo Shield

HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELD
It is an expandable, high performance sleeving that provides a high level of EMI (ElectroMagnetic Interference) shielding. Flexo Shield is cut and abrasion resistant, very flexible, strong and lightweight. With its high temperature aramid fiber core and special construction, Flexo Shield expands to fit over plugs and connectors and contracts back down for a perfect fit. Flexo Shield is great for applications where light weight and high performance are needed.


https://www.wirecare.com/manufacturers/techflex/flexo-shield

Gutbucket,
I'm very interested in the reduced fabric noise like you mentioned ... which design is it exactly (can you post a link)? Thanks again for all your help!!

Is it this one?

https://www.techflex.com/specialty/flexo-noise-reduction


Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: Gutbucket on August 14, 2019, 01:55:54 PM
^ Yep.  That's the same link as the first one in my post.
Title: Re: TECHFLEX
Post by: ThePiedPiper on August 14, 2019, 02:10:43 PM
 :coolguy:
Thank You again!