[Video] Should YOU Make Your Own Cables?


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  1. It should be noted that a lot of PSUs aren't just '4/6/8/12/24 pins in one end corresponds directly to the other end', there's a lot of double wires going on, where you have to merge two wires, which leaves a blank space at one end, and pinouts will be PROBABLY be different between OEMs, and even within the same OEMs products.
    I recommend using the pc-mods website to lookup the pinout of your PSU before doing anything.

  2. so this is one of those tutorials that looks super useful and is enough to make you want to try it then you go to watch it again to find that it is missing a lot of key components, and saying stuff like "this really small thing can go wrong" then having a camera angle wide enough to fit the entire person pointing at it is super unhelpful I love LTT videos but this one seems to have been a very lazy one

  3. That type of wire Stripper is horrible to use. Use one of those auto adjusting where the jaws kinda looks like a alligator jaw. The are sold real cheap on eBay but a good one could cost close to USD$75. I'm still using the one I bought back in the mid 80's when it cost close to USD$400.00 When you are making more than fifty(50) RS-232 cables with twenty-five(25) pin connectors, it paid for itself in about three(3) hours. I'm 61 and I got my UNIX training at Bell Labs in Denver.

  4. The last time computers worried about looks was Thinking Machines. It had arrays of LEDs across the front to make it look pretty, so the Generals who paid for the trash wouldn't ask questions like, "Does it work."

  5. a huge it company i worked for in the 80's, we had a this black bloke whose sole job was making custom cables. bet he'd laugh at you guys if he watched this vid.

  6. It seemed to me that the rope that he pulled out was needed just so that the wire was easier to push into the braid…isn't it……..?

  7. So when do they make their own cable? All I saw so far was wrapping a cable in stuff, and soldering(attaching connectors to the end of one. Nothing about spinning copper into a wire, nor how to coat it in insulation. Or how to make them resistant to wear, so they don't start having angles/curls where they can't transmit.

  8. 1:12 Can someone explain what he is saying and what it means? I think I've never heard this word/phrase before (it might be a dialect thing) or I might just have bad hearing

  9. I disagree that the cable color order doesn't matter.
    They do, on USB cables the power cables (red-black) usually are thicker, so if you are going to charge things with it those 2 at least matter.
    A thinner cable, will limit your charging speed, and will heat up less.
    For usb 2.0 like they made, yes the D+ and D- minus (green-white) don't really matter, but if you are doing a usb 3.0, it does matter, since the usb 2.0 conductors are still there but you have extra twisted pairs, that have a different twist rate, and mixing those will significantly limit your speed, especially at longer lengths.

  10. If you are interested in making cables, please look at a different guide or don't refer to this. As much as I love LTT, these guys have only scratched the surface of making cables, and just going off of this will likely yield you results you may not be happy with, things like correct cutoff distances, accounting for proper bend radius, material property variations, etc are barely covered and the video misses a LOT of critical bits of knowledge that only someone who's been making cables for a long time would tell you, stuff that would save you hours of headache and frustrations.

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