Screened cable ?

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Screened cable ?

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Firstly a big thanks to Brent for getting my kit shipped over to the UK so quickly and also for ensuring that there where no charges for the import 8)

Assembly was no problem and I'm now collecting coil packs etc. for the install.

One question, the Crank sensor and EDIS - MJ unit need connecting using some form of screened cable - what is everyone using as I've drawn a blank trying to find 1 pair twisted cable with screen in quantities of less than 500ft, I did find some really nice belden cable but it was £172.00 for 500ft.....

Using audio cable is a possibility but the very thin cross section concerns me that when used in an automotive application the cable will fatigue quickly leaving me stuck at the side of the road !

What's everyone else using ???
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Post by david jenkins »

http://trigger-wheels.com/store/index1.html is your friend...

...or you can go to Maplins and get general-purpose twin-screened cable a bit cheaper. Personally I preferred to use cable that was intended for use under a bonnet! ('hood', for the US of A readers! :D )

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Thanks,

I found some heavy duty microphone cable that's really flexible and has nice thick conductors, combined with a the correct strain relief boot It should be OK. I Forgot about trigger wheels.....
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Post by Midas »

[email protected] wrote:Thanks,

I found some heavy duty microphone cable that's really flexible and has nice thick conductors, combined with a the correct strain relief boot It should be OK. I Forgot about trigger wheels.....
That's basically what I used and it works just fine.

Rich
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what I did with my two installations is spend a little more time at the scrap yard and take the whole section of the EDIS wiring loom. All you need to do then is plug it all into your car , connect the pip and saw wires and the power. Everything is as Ford made it, all screens attached etc.

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dave9469 wrote:what I did with my two installations is spend a little more time at the scrap yard and take the whole section of the EDIS wiring loom. All you need to do then is plug it all into your car , connect the pip and saw wires and the power. Everything is as Ford made it, all screens attached etc.
Cheers Dave - Good idea -Unfortunately EDIS-8 modules are a little difficult to come by in the UK so I had to make do with the pigtails it came with, I suspect it would have cost me more than US$20 for the guy to strip out the whole loom :lol:

Interestingly the last car I had used a Dunnel clubman ignition only ECU and it just used a pair of unscreened twisted wires for the CAS and despite running past the coil I never had a problem with it !!
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[email protected] wrote:Unfortunately EDIS-8 modules are a little difficult to come by in the UK so I had to make do with the pigtails it came with
The UK EDIS4 loom would still be of use for you with your EDIS8 setup. You can remove the pins from the EDIS4 plug and put them in the corresponding EDIS8 plug location. This will give you the screened cable for the pickup and the screened cable for the PIP & SAW, along with all the screen grounds. The coil output can just be standard wiring.

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EDIS-4 and EDIS-8 use different connectors. Fortunately both modules and connectors or just connectors on their own are available from www.trigger-wheels.com
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Post by dave9469 »

cng1 wrote:EDIS-4 and EDIS-8 use different connectors.
They are different connectors, it's shape, but the pins are the same. I was suggesting you take the pins out of the EDIS4 plug and put them into the EDIS8 plug. This way you nealy have a complete loom with screened cable and grounds etc. You only need to add the cables for coils 3 & 4.

I've attached the two plug connections to make the swap easy.
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Cheers,

Just need to spend a sunny day down the scrapie, need another coil pack anyway so I may as well try to get the wiring as well.
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