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Offline Involute

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Best practice for anchoring a wire
« on: October 27, 2020, 01:03:23 am »
I'm modifying a Pelican case to house a video switcher and monitor (a more refined version of this:  Most of the wiring will run beneath a sheet of acrylic sitting on four standoffs in the bottom of the case.  Some of the wires will pass from the bottom to the top (to connect to the display) at the edge of the acrylic near the hinge.  Since these wires will be exposed, there will always be the chance something will snag on them, or someone may decide to give them a good yank for no reason.  What's the proper way to anchor them so a tug won't stress the connections at the other end? 

I thought of wrapping them around a standoff and then cinching then inbound and outbound wires with a cable tie, but that feels awfully hacky.  I know there are lots of different types of cable clamps, but the ones I'm finding seem better suited to tidying up wire bundles and keeping them from flopping around inside a chassis than "yank isolation," but maybe I'm not finding the right ones.

Any tips appreciated.

Offline Dabbot

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Re: Best practice for anchoring a wire
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 01:13:27 am »
Grab yourself an assortment of nylon cable clamps.

I prefer the 'P Clip' style, which require a screw to fasten, but the stick-on type will also serve you fine for a good while, provided you properly clean the surface.

Offline coppercone2

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Re: Best practice for anchoring a wire
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 03:09:23 am »
you might need to sand the surface, I did some on varnished wood to run signal cables, and when I just cleaned it with isopropyl alcohol it fell off later, but when I sanded first with like 320 grit sandpaper it stuck for 3 years now

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