Compatible power cables for an S19 miner?
After about 6 months of immersion in BitCool, the power cables for my S19 miner are already very stiff. Where can I obtain 240v power cables that will be compatible?
Question ID: 3991984 Status:
Open Apr 12, 2022 - 08:19 AM
Apr 12, 2022 - 08:19 AM
Most power (and ethernet) cables are insulated with a PVC plastic sheath. When immersed in any hydrocarbon-based dielectric fluid, some of the plasticizer chemicals in PVC will dissolve into the coolant. This makes the PVC stiff, but it doesn't affect the integrity of the plastic insulation. Our experience is that these cables don't need to flex or move very much once they've been immersed. So although the insulation gets stiff, the wires continue to work fine. Most users simply leave them in place.
There are power cables made with silicone-based outer insulation instead of PVC. Silicone insulation won't get as stiff as PVC insulation when immersed.