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    Re: Electrical Wire
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2004 Mar 24, 08:24 -0500

    Sorry, forgot to answer the other question. Yes, this is for external
    wiring; for the wiring from my bubble attachment to the sextant handle. Even
    trying to be gentle and not flexing the wire at cold temperatures only goes
    so far. Eventually, the wire starts to crack and then I have to replace the
    damn thing. Oh hell, why don't I just pull out the Garmin and forget about
    it all???   (I'm only kidding).
    
    Why fully tinned wire?  What is special about that stuff?
    
    
    Robert
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Jared Sherman" 
    To: 
    Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 9:41 PM
    Subject: Re: Electrical Wire
    
    
    > Robert-
    >  If this is just one wire, using the instrument itself as the return, the
    > only other thing that comes to mind would be silicon or hypalon insulated
    > wire. It sounds like this is an external power wire...something like the
    one
    > C&P have coming out of the battery handle on the regular sextants?
    >  There's also fiberglass-jacketed wire, designed to be used in heating
    > equipment. Not really "flexible" but that might work for you, sometimes
    > short runs can be found inexpensively as surplus, very durable against
    wear,
    > and it won't crack in the cold either.
    >  Fully tinned stranded wire will be the most important thing, in any case.
    >
    >  If you need two-wire, sometimes you can get a nice telephone or
    instrument
    > conecting wire that uses hair-fine copper interwoven with fiber strands,
    so
    > it is very light and flexible. Telephone handset cords are often made that
    > way, but that's a very light guage wire, can't take a lot of power, and of
    > course a lot of cheap stuff floods the market now.
    >
    > 
    >  How low is low, btw?
    >
    >
    
    
    

       
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