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DIY Tri-weave Power Cable

Post by admin » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:27 pm

I recently bought a new turntable that did not come with a power cord. I figured that as I was making a set of RCA cables, I might as well do a custom power cable as well. I decided to to a "tri-weave" cable. I think it came out rather nice.

I found some rather inexpensive but very well made standard outlet and IEC plugs made by a company called Viborg. I was really surprised by the quality. Sold metal housing, well made clear plastic plug holder, and I really liked how they have 4 individual cord fasteners (vs the usual two way compression method). The rhodium plating also looks really nice and gives the metal a mirror like finish. They look really great and feel solid in your hand.

Viborg Audio Rhodium Plated US AC Power Plug Connector IEC Female Connector

I braided a standard power cord to make a "tri-weave" pattern. The cord feels very sturdy. With the triple cord, it could potentially handle 45 amps no problem (although the plugs do not support that level of current). Wasn't really the point as the turntable draws well less than 100 watts.

I also used my favorite "snake" design techflex wrap.
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All finished. Next to the RCA cable I made as well.
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Unwrapped from the box.
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Unscrewed and ready for assembly.
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I basically used a long power extension cord wire cut into three equal length pieces.
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Temporary held together so I could do the "tri-weave."
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Tri-weave done and I am pushing on the techflex.
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Heat shrink placed.
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Nice and tight.
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Wires firmly attached and ready for the housing to be placed.
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All nice and snug.
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Re: DIY Tri-weave Power Cable

Post by Joe Appierto » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:29 am

Very, very nice. I always have great admiration for those who are good with their hands. Enjoy!
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Re: DIY Tri-weave Power Cable

Post by admin » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Thank you for the kind words. I had them in my system this weekend and finally had the opportunity to put in a few hours of serious listening with the new turntable. So far I really like what I hear. It also looks nice as now I have a number of cables with the "snake" techflex design in the setup.
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