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Does anyone know a source for a reasonably-priced USB-C cable with a silicone jacket? It would be nice to have a power cable the iron can't melt.

The TS80 kit evidently includes a nice one, but it can't be ordered separately (AFAIK) and is an A-to-C cable, and I'd want C-to-C to use PD.

For that matter, does anyone make a silicone barrel-style power cable? That would be easy enough to adapt, I'd think .


EDIT: This looks promising--a 2m silicone USB C-to-C cable for under $5 shipped on Aliexpress. Granted, it could be absolute crap, and I'll probably be vaccinated before it shows up, but hey ... promising.
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(01-28-2021, 12:04 PM)foobarney Wrote: Does anyone know a source for a reasonably-priced USB-C cable with a silicone jacket? It would be nice to have a power cable the iron can't melt.

The TS80 kit evidently includes a nice one, but it can't be ordered separately (AFAIK) and is an A-to-C cable, and I'd want C-to-C to use PD.

For that matter, does anyone make a silicone barrel-style power cable? That would be easy enough to adapt, I'd think .


EDIT: This looks promising--a 2m silicone USB C-to-C cable for under $5 shipped on Aliexpress. Granted, it could be absolute crap, and I'll probably be vaccinated before it shows up, but hey ... promising.

I bought the cable for the TS80 (quickcharge) TS80p (usb pd):
TS80p https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001316262433.html
TS80 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32922417557.html

Not the cheapest option if you already have the charger though.
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#3
I bought the cable for the TS80 (quickcharge) TS80p (usb pd):
TS80p https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001316262433.html
TS80 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32922417557.html

Not the cheapest option if you already have the charger though.



Is this above really silicone though, I suspect this and the 'silicone' cables on ebay are actually PU which wile soft and flexible will NOT stand up to even a quick touch from a hot soldering iron.  Finding REAL no-name silicone multimeter probes and I guess USB cables off of these Chinese sites has been difficult for me, in my experience all have been polyurethane.
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#4
I am interested in this too, I can't seem to easily find a soft silicon usb-c cable, any suggestions? (if Europe based it would be great)
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(02-27-2021, 05:19 AM)moray Wrote: I am interested in this too, I can't seem to easily find a soft silicon usb-c cable, any suggestions? (if Europe based it would be great)

I have bought several so call silicone USB-C cables and all fail badly when come to heat test. Pine Store is exploring with cable manufacturer whether able to build a real silicone USB-C cable.
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(03-02-2021, 07:58 PM)tllim Wrote:
(02-27-2021, 05:19 AM)moray Wrote: I am interested in this too, I can't seem to easily find a soft silicon usb-c cable, any suggestions? (if Europe based it would be great)

I have bought several so call silicone USB-C cables and all fail badly when come to heat test. Pine Store is exploring with cable manufacturer whether able to build a real silicone USB-C cable.

I know it is outside the scope of Pine64's interests probably but if you could find a reliable supplier for USB-C cables would Pine64 also have a logical non-encumbering way to help us find low cost silicone O-scope, multimeter, leads; especially if they even can/do exist silicone Dupont ribbons or lines for stuff like a logic analyzer, from the same supplier as the USB-C cable?.  I have injured those a number of times over the years with a soldering iron.
Is Pine64 looking to source silicone USB-C to USB-C and/or USB-A to USB-C?
Is silicone cable with a nomex braided jacket something anyone else would want?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomex
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(02-27-2021, 05:19 AM)moray Wrote: I am interested in this too, I can't seem to easily find a soft silicon usb-c cable, any suggestions? (if Europe based it would be great)

HOT DAMN!!!
they have the silicone cables USB C to C and A to C in the store!!
Sometimes it feels like Pine64 forum/store is a geeky genie, at least in theis case(and pinephone) ask and they deliver your dream.
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(05-08-2021, 12:24 PM)biketool Wrote:
(02-27-2021, 05:19 AM)moray Wrote: I am interested in this too, I can't seem to easily find a soft silicon usb-c cable, any suggestions? (if Europe based it would be great)

HOT DAMN!!!
they have the silicone cables USB C to C and A to C in the store!!
Sometimes it feels like Pine64 forum/store is a geeky genie, at least in theis case(and pinephone) ask and they deliver your dream.

Nice. 
https://pine64.com/product/usb-type-c-to...46c16e2e66
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