So the Z axis stepper cable is too short for me to be able to locate the controller anywhere but a few inches away from the left rail … ok, so “make a new cable” - no problem… though I was wondering…
is there any benefit to using a shielded cable? I may/plan on upgrading to a spindle at some point & read that there were some people experiencing EMI issues with them. Does shielding the stepper cables help/prevent this issue?
it appears to be about an 18 AWG wire used, is there any benefit in going larger? (14/16??)
can a cat-5 type cable be used? generally shielded and solid core instead of stranded - but I believe 20 or 22 AWG
what is that braid around the wires called??? can’t buy it if I can’t figure out what to call it
Lastly … Where to get ??? I tried amazon and a couple electronic supplies, the options in cable for some reason are really limited! anyone have a good (Canadian) source?