DIY Mains Cable : Triple Twisted Snake

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    Full details of these easy to build (no soldering!) cables are at

    http://www.davewhitter.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/tnt_tts_mains_cable_has_been_aro.htm
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/ttse.html
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/tts2e.html
    http://www.tnt-audio.com/clinica/tts3e.html

    Cable originally specified was Pirelli Screenflex S2 featuring the double shield (aluminium foil + copper braid) and two 1.5 sq.mm stranded copper conductors. People found it difficult to obtain this so Baldassari cable a single shield only was later recommended. But this cable is also not available now.

    Now there is a cable that is better than both! It is perfect for making TNT TTS, and you will have a cable that is cheaper and can outperform The Reference Powercord from RA.

    Two 12-gauge conductors, Teflon dielectric and jacket with double foil plus braid shield.
    Three of these are braided together for the TTS

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    Belden 83802
    Number of Conductors: 2
    AWG: 12. Stranding: 7x20, Conductor Material: TC (Tinned Copper)
    Insulation Material : Teflon® (FEP - Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)
    Outer Shield Material : Aluminum Foil-Polyester Tape/TC & Tinned Copper (Beldfoil®)
    Outer Shield Coverage: 100%
    Outer Jacket Material : Teflon® (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene)
    300Volt, 25 Amp
    Overall Nominal Diameter: 0.303 inch (7.69mm)
     
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    Thats one nice looking cable,is there anywhere in the UK to get Belden 83802 other than in £200 rolls ? Im looking for about 20 foot.
    regards
    RG
     
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    I don't know of any in the UK.

    Few months ago I was quoted £234.23p + VAT for 105 feet by Anixter (Tel: 01895 818181) a major Belden Distributor in the UK. Allowing 10% for termination and twisting, the cost to make 1 meter TTS Mains Cable will be £2.621145x3x1.1x3.280839= £28.38p

    TakeFiveAudio.com (Canada) were advertising at C$4.35 per foot or C$3.99 per foot if you buy 100 feet.
    = £5.78p per meter.
    At C$2.47/UKP price to make 1 meter TTS will be £19.07p plus Import Duty, VAT and Admin fee by Royal Mail.
    I have had no dealing with this company but a Canadian poster told me that they are okay.
     
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    Thought that maybe the case - thanks for the reply,I will continue looking.
    RG
     
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