Question about assembling my own DIY AC Cable

I am about to assemble my first DIY AC Power cables for the first time. I chose the Yarbo SP-1100W as cable  and Viborg connectors.



I was looking through some guides on youtube how to assemble it and I found this video from Furutech and as you can see they separate each conductor in 2 branches. I don't understand why they are doing that, does anybody know why? Should I do that as well for my power cable?


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I never had a wire that couldn’t be stripped using a tool like that, with the exception of cotton or silk covered wires. However, it is important to use the correct hole size matching the wire diameter. Another trick if you are having difficulty is to carefully give the tool a twist to create a cut in the insulation as a starting point, and then pull outward. You need to be really careful doing this with small diameter wires as it can be easy to break or cut through an individual wire.

In your case, with 7 wires having an aggregate area of 5.53 mm squared, your individual wires are likely somewhere between 18-19 awg. I have quite a bit of experience re-terminating Harmonic Technology speaker cables, which are similar in that they are made from multiple small gauge (20-24 awg in the HT cable) wires encased in Teflon. In the case of HT wire, I found the fingernail approach to actually be the easiest way to remove the insulation. I was usually able to strip one side of each individual wire and then pull the remaining insulation away from the wire and then use a small snippers to cut it off. It can wear out your fingers if you have a lot of wires to strip. One difference between your wire and the HT wire is that the insulation on the HT wire was foamed Teflon. Your situation may be more difficult. Good luck.

I built my own power cables but didn't know of this video...and therefore didn't separate the cable as shown.....difficult to get it all neatly into the plug, but I did.....I really like the sound. I found that the plugs (I used the top Furuitech) did the most for sound quality.

Correction, HT speaker cables actually use PE (air-foamed polyethylene with air bubbles as the main dielectric), not PTFE, as the insulation.