Increase Cable Durability With DIY Nylon Wrapping

Increase Cable Durability with DIY Nylon Wrapping

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]


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    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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