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    Im looking for the right kind of cable to extend my nema 23 steppers, 3amp cable, also a cheap version of lead screws? any links would be appriciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by universally View Post
    Im looking for the right kind of cable to extend my nema 23 steppers, 3amp cable, also a cheap version of lead screws? any links would be appriciated
    A lot of people on here use 4 core CY cable 1mm or 1.5mm. What type of lead screw are you looking for? ..Clive
    Last edited by Clive S; 15-01-2015 at 01:10 PM.

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    please delete post.
    Last edited by Boyan Silyavski; 15-01-2015 at 02:16 PM.
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    You will want to buy FLEX CABLE, SHIELDED, 18AWG, 4CORE /0.8mm/

    ALPHA WIRE,2424C SL005 is the cable i use. Yeah, its better than the Chinese one the others sell for almost the same money.
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    hi guys thanks for the cable info :) and clive im currently using threaded bar just for the build and to check motion etc but i do want to use something more accurate and robust but the price tags are way out of my league from what i have seen, was maybe considering chain drive?, my bed size is 1200x1000mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by silyavski View Post
    You will want to buy FLEX CABLE, SHIELDED, 18AWG, 4CORE /0.8mm/

    ALPHA WIRE,2424C SL005 is the cable i use. Yeah, its better than the Chinese one the others sell for almost the same money.
    And what's wrong with CY cable and who are the others? ..Clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    And what's wrong with CY cable and who are the others? ..Clive
    I dont like CY cable for stepper motors. I like it for the spindle to VFD. The others are = "ebay search stepper cable" . What i say is that better buy brand cable for steppers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silyavski View Post
    I dont like CY cable for stepper motors. I like it for the spindle to VFD. The others are = "ebay search stepper cable" . What i say is that better buy brand cable for steppers.
    Brand cable like http://www.control-cables.co.uk/cy-cable/ there are lots of "branded" cable please inform me and others why you don't like CY cable and why it is ok for spindle and not for stepper motors. ..Clive

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    OK,

    For spindle i buy SY cable. Sorry for the mistake.



    CY cable is not true "flex" cable . Nothing wrong with it.

    Minimum bending radius for:flexing:
    20 x cable outer diameterstatic:
    6 x cable outer diameter

    Temperature range:
    flexing: -5°C up to +70 °Cstatic: -40 °C up to +70°C





    I like "flex cable" . Flexy, you know. Easy to bend , thin for the size, easy to solder.
    OPERATING TEMPERATURE:
    ■ –20°C to 60°C







    But you Clive, feel free to buy and to recommend whatever cable you like. I just stated my recommendation. Its personal preference. Nothing more.
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    CY cable is not true "flex" cable . Nothing wrong with it.
    Well from the link I posted "CY cables come with a grey sheath, are highly flexible multi core cables with (class 5) copper conductors. They also have a voltage rating of 300/500v, having been manufactured to meet the requirements of BS6500 and VDE0250." it seems they are flexi.
    Anyway we will have to agree to disagree. ..Clive

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