Increase Cable Durability With DIY Nylon Wrapping

Increase Cable Durability With DIY Nylon Wrapping
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Charging cables break often enough, it seems they should just go ahead and make them a subscription service. But with a bit of mild DIY, you can boost the durability of your cables with a nylon wrap and give them a distinctive look at the same time.

I don’t know about your family, but around here broken charging cables seem like a weekly occurrence. Even the more expensive braided cables don’t seem to last long. But as Instructables user Alaric Loftus shows us, you can make your own super-durable nylon-wrapped cables with just a bit of diamond-braid poly rope, some heat shrink tubing, and a bit of electrical tape.

No Solder Nylon Wrapped Phone Cable! [Instructables]


  • How the hell do you break a cable? I’ve gone through many, but only because they seem to get lost and end up where the other sock goes.

    • Most people with Lightening cables have probably gone through 3 or 4 at least by the time they replace their phones.
      Apart from that, sometimes people store their cables in terrible ways that bend and break the inner cables.

      • Yeah I’ve heard of the lightning cables breaking but isn’t that with the actual connection that goes into the phone? This nylon wrap won’t solve that.

        • Normally it’s the section near the connector that breaks. I’m not sure if the Nylon wrap would help, but the heat shrink to reduce movement would certainly help.

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