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Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? Answered

Is it okay to use a hot glue gun to keep a braided cable in place? If not what is a safe way to keep it attached? 

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seandogue

2 years ago

Hot glue may compromise some softer more flexible insulation types. There are specific mounting adhesives used in professional settings, but clear silicon or RTV works quite well, although it take a while to setup.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

In place where and how exactly?
A lot of things work, including heat shrink tubing...

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AnthonyS264Downunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

I'm making a charging stand with wood on a CNC router, so I cut out a pocket in the material where the wire will feed and was wondering if it was a good idea to hot glue the wire so it doesn't fall out or get pulled out when I'm using it.

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Downunder35mAnthonyS264

Answer 2 years ago

Why not hide them completely?
Was thinking of cutting a groove into the wood, secure the cable in there and fill will a mix of sawdust and wood glue.

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iceng

2 years ago

Tie wrap 9&10, Shrink tube 7, Spiral Hose 4&5, Wire Sleeve 8, cable trays 1, cable clamps 2-3-4 and not shown Zipper sleeves. Not counting twine.

Beware ... high temperature TEFLON insulated wire bundles can cold flow if crossed and pressed together >>|:| << and can short in a few months.

All these products need a bit of knowledge to be lastingly used...

As an example clear tie wraps die in two years in the sun use the darkest colors.

I will braid wires before using a hot glue gun which can melt in summer under heavy current.

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