coiling power cables?



I seem to have heard somewhere that coiling or otherwise bundling power cables up is a bad idea. Is this true?

I haven't been doing this, but none of my power cables exactly match the tiny space I have for them (i.e. they're all too friggin long), and they are starting to look like a plate of spaghetti.


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Apr 7, 2001
In Live Sound the rule was to Figure Eight the power cables on top of each other...this rule should and does pretty much follow to studio applications as well. I reccomend making sure of course that the audio cables do not run near or around the power cables. I had done several patch bay wiring and installations in the Boston area when I was at Berklee interning for a person whom I shall not name and that was the practicing rule. Hope that helps