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    Where is a good place to buy 22/4 or 18/4 shielded cable for my steppers and 24/2 shielded limit switch wire?
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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    Home Depot sells 18/2 and 22/4 by the foot. They also have a larger selection in 500 ft rolls.



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    Here is some excellent wire. I first used some of te cheap stuff and it didn't take soldering very well. This stuff is made to take the constant flexing. For the limit switches I used the single pair shielded from Home Depot.

    https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...ed/cf6-07-04-1



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    You can also buy directly from Igus.
    McMaster Carr is another option.

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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    There are al sorts of potential suppliers.

    First I’d suggest staying away from the home centers. Much of what they sell isn’t suitable for automation work.

    Second look for electrical supply houses in your city or town. The big advantage here is cut to size cable suitable for automation.

    Next are the online Automation dealers like Automation direct.

    Fourth the big electronics houses like DigiKey, Newark, Simcona and a whole bunch of others. DigiKey for example give amazing service.



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    Quote Originally Posted by tkms002 View Post
    nobody??



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    any comments at all?



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    Quote Originally Posted by tkms002 View Post
    There is no ground wire that may be a concern. I'm assuming the bare wire shown is the drain wire for the shield. My 2-cents.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Project_Hopeless View Post
    There is no ground wire that may be a concern. I'm assuming the bare wire shown is the drain wire for the shield. My 2-cents.
    In the picture, isn't the 4th wire (green) the ground and is separate from the shield?



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    Quote Originally Posted by tkms002 View Post
    That wire will work although the igus https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...ed/cf6-07-04-1 wire is much better. You don't need a separate ground wire for the steppers. Just 4 wires plus a shield connected at the control end.



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    Default Re: stepper motor wire and limit switch wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Arjay View Post
    In the picture, isn't the 4th wire (green) the ground and is separate from the shield?
    No because you need 4 wires for a stepper so you could not use it as a ground.



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