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Kimb0

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Wire management
« on: September 12, 2018, 10:18:35 PM »
Hi Everyone

Please help me, the laser wire and the the x motor wire keeps getting in the way, they drag on the "floor" and i have to constantly move them as the laser gets closer to them, How do i get them out of the way please,

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 04:52:31 AM »
Post pictures of how you wired the laser

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 04:55:50 AM »
There are many ways to deal with this, you can use a string to hold them up to something (metal shelving bracket) or you can use a thick wire (like a metal coat hanger) to act as a support. If you want to make it nicer you can use a drag chain or wire track to run them in.

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 07:23:51 AM »
Here is my setup

As soon as i use the whole table the wires get in the way

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 07:57:06 AM »
This is how I managed my cables

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 06:08:59 PM »
If you have a 3D printer, wire management is easy
Laser: A5 2000mw with L7 Board / A3 2500mw PWM with Mana SE -- All using T2Laser
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Re: Wire management
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 06:13:28 PM »
Hi guys,
Know what you mean wires in the way. I ran the y axis motor wires from controller along each side ( A5 Frame) tucked into the channels wrapped with spiral wrap. Then from the back to the motors I used wax string and wrapped the 4 wire together. The wrap seems to be stiff enough to work OK (So Far?). For the x axis motor I lased all the wires to the controller using the waxed string. I then added a cable tie with the wires and lased the whole thing together. The added tie gives the wrapped cable the stiffness needed to keep everything out of the way, like I said ..... so far..................

I plan to enlarge the frame in the future after I get a little more experience.

Krypton.................

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 04:36:59 AM »
ThothLoki - for those of us who have a 3D printer will you share the files?

ThothLoki

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Re: Wire management
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 01:52:41 PM »
ThothLoki - for those of us who have a 3D printer will you share the files?

Ed, sure thing! I will have to find them all first. I took some from Thingiverse and custom made some back when I was using tinkercad. I will shoot you links and files later when I am at a computer and not on my phone
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Re: Wire management
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 09:35:48 PM »
sorry about the late reply.
Please forgive me for the crude designs. I made these with TinkerCAD when I was first starting with 3D printing.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2411247


I will look more, but for the life of me, i cannot find the drag chain I used!
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Re: Wire management
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 07:01:31 AM »
What a drag!!!
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Re: Wire management
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 01:08:15 PM »
Hahahaha. I see what you did there!
Yeah. It kinda is. Makes the other parts worthless without the chain for it. It wasn’t standard sized either
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