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Minimum Cable diameter for spooling


(Doyle) #1

I have 200m of cable to wrap.
what is the minimum safe diameter to wrap around a hub. I’ve looked at most garden hose reels and they have approximately a 6 inch diameter hub.
I don’t want the cable to look like a ‘slinky’ once it is deployed.
any suggestions?
best,
Doyle


(Rusty) #2

Hi Doyle,

The tether documentation (http://docs.bluerobotics.com/fathom/) has 8" as the minimum bend diameter but I’m fairly confident that 6" would work fine. The numbers here are pretty conservative.

-Rusty