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RE: Viborg Cable and Termination-Some Info & a Question

Never used the Viborg branded cable. For cables I would prefer to buy from 'known and reputable' sellers as there are a very large amount of fakes out there.

However I did buy a pair of Viborg connectors from Amazon - the rhodium plated version. Compared to the Furutech and Wattgate ones I have they appear to be fine. Made a power cord using Furutech cable w/out issues. Plugging into outlet and equipment was 'sufficiently' tight. Material-wise you get what you pay for - the housing and other hardware, while fine, is not as hefty as pricier brands. Those housings themselves are a bit smaller than say my Furutech ones. The housing in metal or carbon fiber/etc. are just for looks.

As for bare copper vs. rhodium or gold plating - the gold or rhodium are only for anti-oxidation, anti-tarnish properties. Conductivity wise copper is a much better conductor, only to be bettered by silver (but silver oxidizes very quickly/readily w/out additional coating). Metal oxides are poorer conductors compared to the base metal. However the plated rhodium or gold is very thin and does not impede current.


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