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    Default Reinsulation of rubber casing for wires

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone knew where to go or has any place to recommend to re-insulate the rubber casing for cables? It's a cable for connecting to my strobe and the rubber insulation has torn and exposed the wiring inside, hence the need to replace the rubber.

    Would sim lim tower be a good place to do this?

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    Default Re: Reinsulation of rubber casing for wires

    Better replace if you are not familiar with it. Otherwise there are isolation 'hoses' to pull over the cable, some are also heat-shrinking. Be careful what you are doing, electric shocks are not funny from a certain voltage and power on.

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    Thanks for the reply, i'm only looking to do this because the cable's not replaceable apparently.( crap for me) Hence I'm looking to strip the entire rubber insulation and just replace it with a new one. Was wondering if there were any wire specialists around in Singapore

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    is the strip that big or long? for temporary coating, there is a rubber tape that is designed esp for that case, once applied it will bond with it that its like an insolator. It's available at the hardware store, but in the long run, better replace it then.
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    Default Re: Reinsulation of rubber casing for wires

    Quote Originally Posted by billycadiz View Post
    is the strip that big or long? for temporary coating, there is a rubber tape that is designed esp for that case, once applied it will bond with it that its like an insolator. It's available at the hardware store, but in the long run, better replace it then.
    Hi,

    The cable's rather thick and long as it connects a strobe to the pack. It's just the ends that are torn, exposing the wiring inside....

    I presume DIY stores would have this?

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    What strobe is it or more importantly, what type/size jacks does it terminate in?

    Are the jacks the common 5mm plugs or ... ?

    If the cabel is so exclusive that it can't be replaced for whatever reason, and it's only the very end that's worn-out, I would get it cut and re-terminated if the plug is replaceable or re-useable. Just about anyone who knows how to hardwire a cable can do it, and if it's DIN plugs or some complicated configuration, some audio fitters/audiophile shops would have had some experience terminating with DIN plugs.

    Hope this helps.

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