twin core cable for NMEA

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What are people using in terms of a general-purpose twin core cable for NMEA (and I guess power to low-amp electronics) purposes? I see verious stuff on ebay but if I can get forum recommendations that would be helpful (yes, I'd like a link and no, I haven't searched the forum archive, because the missus is taking me out for a beer in the sunshine).

I'm not looking for masses of the stuff but a modest reel for present and future purposes would be neat.

Cheers chaps
 

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Whatever you use make sure it is screened. 4.8Kb is hardly high bandwidth, but you'll probably still end up with your cable alongside quite a few others and there's the potential for some corruption of messages.
 

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What are people using in terms of a general-purpose twin core cable for NMEA (and I guess power to low-amp electronics) purposes? I see verious stuff on ebay but if I can get forum recommendations that would be helpful (yes, I'd like a link and no, I haven't searched the forum archive, because the missus is taking me out for a beer in the sunshine).

I'm not looking for masses of the stuff but a modest reel for present and future purposes would be neat.
Nigel Mercier is/was selling some twin core shielded cable that meets the actual NMEA183 specs and at a good price. I bought enough for my requirements and it seems of excellent quality. Try PM'ing him via http://www.ybw.com/forums/member.php?26203-nigelmercier

Hth,

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I actually don't ever run twin core as you may want to connect something else. I buy screened alarm cable from Maplins 4 or 6 core... also if you ever suspect a core you just have to connect the spare cores...
 
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