Skin top / cable gland fittings?

  1. hotponyshoes Member

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    I have some of these in the workshop but I dont think its essential travelling for me to go and have a look for one!!

    I have a 5.5mm o/d cable with a 16mm dia plug on the end.

    I want to put it through a skin top and loose the regular nut on the fitting and thread it directly into something.

    What's the smallest size fitting I can poke a 16mm connector through?
    Will it then wind down far enough to grip a 5.5mm cable?

    Anybody got one handy?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Agroshield Member

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    Put 'cable gland chart' into Google and look at images. There isn't anything that will do what you want. PG21 or M24/M25 will allow the 16mm through but will not squeeze down to 5.5mm. You could make the 5.5mm bigger with multiple layers of heatshrink (buy the 3:1 ratio). Alternatively, have a look at the consumer unit glands (e.g. https://www.swaonline.co.uk/files/ww/SWA CU Gland Selection Chart.pdf) and glue some rubber bungs in the unused holes.
     
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  3. cheb Forum Supporter

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    Why are you running it through a gland? If it's just to grip the cable then a short length of slit hose will serve as a packer. If it has to be ingress proof then the same but with glue and or sealant.
     
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