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There are so many choices when it comes to labeling wires. Some will work way better than others especially being in the marine enviroment. In the past when I have done wiring jobs for people before I even started the work I had drawn up wiring schematics/diagrams before any work work was done. After explaining the diagrams and how the system was going to be added and approval from the owner I would find a local industrail equipment manufacturer that had the $5K printer that did heat shrink labels. I could typically give em 20 or bucks to print all the labels and a set of spares. This way when I did the job I had the right size labels for the wiring. Most big electrical supply houses will have the printers as well it might cost a lil more but well worth it to have a label that is legible and will stand up to the marine enviroment.

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There was a brother ptouch on buy.com for less than $10. I bought it a 9.99 and on tuesday it was 6.99. bummer. but shipping was free :-) Can't be much simpler. Tapes are available in film.
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There was a brother ptouch on buy.com for less than $10. I bought it a 9.99 and on tuesday it was 6.99. bummer. but shipping was free :-) Can't be much simpler. Tapes are available in film.
Is that the kind that prints on the clear labels that you wrap around the cable ?

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The ptouch prints clear on on colored like red on yellow on a film or on paper labels. different width material 3/8 to 1/2 wide.
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Precisely. You can get clear or solid film. I use solid background black type and protect with clear heat shrink tubing. You can us clear but is harder to see on some wire and still need to be covered with heat shrink
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In Canada, a marine electronics expert put me on to the Active Electronics Depot stores (10 across the country and a website) for wire numbering and clear heat shrink. Given we can't get coloured wire any more, seems like there is a shift to labelling wires. Numbers for small wires, and text labels and clear heat shrink for larger cables. Can use an Excel spreadsheet to record all the numbers.
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For the large diameter cables you an print labels with your PC at any font size and then use clear heat shrink tubing to seal them to the cable. Easier done with large cables where you can slip the heat shrink over the lug fitting.
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For the large diameter cables you an print labels with your PC at any font size and then use clear heat shrink tubing to seal them to the cable. Easier done with large cables where you can slip the heat shrink over the lug fitting.
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For the large diameter cables you an print labels with your PC at any font size and then use clear heat shrink tubing to seal them to the cable. Easier done with large cables where you can slip the heat shrink over the lug fitting.
This is a great idea. My problem is that I can't get that well organized. I usually end up at the boat and start wiring, so I need a portable, on the spot system.
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