On we go, let’s sleeve some cables, then!
For this example I used a simple 4-pin to 4-pin Molex extension cable, a rather short one too.
A very important thing to remember is how the cables are aligned in the connector. Failing to do so may result in a wrong cable composition when re-inserting the cables, which can lead to serious electrical problems.
First I use the Molex extractor to, you guessed it right, extract the pins out of the connector.
Second I cut a piece of sleeve that is large enough. Also important here is that sleeving smaller cables can be a bit of a pain in the ass, as ends tend to unravel quickly. Some practice is needed to do this right, as you can see.
The second part is cutting the right size of shrink, which will be used to hold the sleeve. After cutting and putting it on, I used a normal lighter to make it ‘melt’ into place. As you can see, it’s nice if you make sure to cut all shrinks and sleeves the same length, else the end result may look messy.
Well, there I go. Replacing the cables et voilá, the cables are sleeved. For a first time, I’m happy it worked, even though the results can be lots better! This is a matter of practice, though.