1. dbdmora's Avatar
    I was just wondering how others wrap up their SP3 power cord? I take both ends and wrap it around the brick but I don't have anything to keep it in place, so the wires get lose in my bag when traveling.

    Anyone have suggestions on what to use to keep the wires in place or how do take the plug-end off the brick and pack it separately?
    04-19-2015 09:33 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    04-19-2015 10:05 AM
  3. Bolimomo's Avatar
    I do separate out the 110V end of the cord from the transformer to make it less awkward to pack.

    You want a cheap method, MacGyver style? Get some wrapping twists from a grocery market. The plastic kind would be the best, or else use the paper kind. Get the longest twist you can find. One twist may not be long enough. You may need to twist some of them to make a long one. Use the "long" twist to tie your power cables. Put the 2 sets in a small sandwich-size zip lock bag if you like, to ensure both pieces travel together.

    Or... whenever you buy some electronic gadgets, they typically use some plastic twists to wrap the power cords. Save them for your use.
    Last edited by Bolimomo; 04-20-2015 at 01:52 PM.
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    04-19-2015 05:33 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Get some wrapping twists from a grocery market
    ^^
    04-19-2015 11:58 PM
  5. mjyumping's Avatar
    Use a straw tie
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    04-20-2015 12:12 AM
  6. Bolimomo's Avatar
    In case you want to use something more elegant than the twist ties, you can go to Home Depot and pick up some velcro straps. This one is USD $3 for 5 ties, which is pretty good:

    VELCRO brand 8 in. x 1/2 in. One-Wrap Straps Multicolor (5-Pack)-90438ACS - The Home Depot
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    04-21-2015 10:35 PM
  7. rathamar's Avatar
    I wrap up the cable in the same way you do, but I use a rubber band to keep in together.
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    04-22-2015 08:39 AM
  8. BGrewer's Avatar
    I wrap up the cable in the same way you do, but I use a rubber band to keep in together.
    You sir are a genius
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    04-22-2015 09:24 AM
  9. PepperdotNet's Avatar
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    AC cord flat against the edge of the brick opposite the USB port, then wrapped back on itself twice. Then the other cord wrapped around the brick to the end where it is held in place by the little clip thingie.
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    04-22-2015 10:40 AM
  10. california86's Avatar
    I do wrap my power cord with itself, however you'll want to be careful about bending your cables at tight angles as this can wear the wire inside the cable overtime and potentially create a break in the wire.

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    AC cord flat against the edge of the brick opposite the USB port, then wrapped back on itself twice. Then the other cord wrapped around the brick to the end where it is held in place by the little clip thingie.
    06-01-2015 09:18 PM
  11. BGrewer's Avatar
    I do the same with mine, only my charger is lacking a clip!
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    06-02-2015 07:58 AM
  12. gernerttl's Avatar
    Just wrap it around your waste and use it as a belt. :-). Actually, all of the solutions mentioned are good ideas. It's just a matter of finding a solution that fits your needs.
    06-02-2015 05:57 PM

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