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Old 06-18-2013, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CardinalFJ60 View Post
I'm going to be cleaning up the circuits and electricals in the near future. My VWs typically had ground straps instead of a cable. Any advice on one over the other?

I currently have the David Dearborn massive cables...maybe overkill, but I'm curious about any advantages of strap vs. cable.
As mentioned, braided cable's main advantage in automotive applications is it's flexibility. And frankly, it's "skin effect" advantage in HF applications is way over-rated when you run the numbers. That's more marketing hype than real physics. If I were you, I would use what you already have, especially given the cost of copper these days.
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