Date: May 31st, 2004
Article by: Roger (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Techparadise
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The sleeving kit comes tightly packaged. The braiding is spooled and displayed (so you can see the color), while the heatshrink tubing and the tie-wraps are discretely bundled in the middle (away from sight). This is one of those tough-as-nails containers that you have to cut through with scissors (or tin-snips).
And finally the contents.
-10 ft. - 1/8" sleeving
-10 ft. - 1/4" sleeving
-5 ft. - 3/8" sleeving
-5 ft. - 1/2" sleeving
-10 - tie wraps
-1 ft. - 9mm Heatshrink Tubing
-1 ft. - 20mm Heatshrink Tubing
-6 in. - 25mm Heatshrink Tubing
Today I'll be sleeving this Real PC Power power supply unit. It's a nice dual fan, black PSU. You'll notice that the ATX power cable is already sleeved. It comes that way. Seeing as it matches the sleeving I'll be using today, I saw no reason to remove it.
First step is measuring how much sleeving you will need for a cable. Measure out the distance, then cut that much of the braided sleeve. The thing to keep in mind here is that some of the ends will become a little frayed during this process and you're likely to trim it back to make it a nice clean cut once you are done. As such, give yourself a little extra with each cut.