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This cord protector is a nightmare to install. The wrap is tight and strong fingers and hands are necessary to pull open the tubing while inserting the wire. I have very short fingernails, so that is partially my issue. The blunt end of a fingernail file was helpful in finishing the installation. I believe that a special tool should be created and included, for the use of this wrap. This product is of value for people who want to protect their cat from electrocution which is why I go to the trouble to use it. If the wrap is installed correctly with no gaps in the closure and is not too short (so that it slides) my cat does seem to lose interest in chewing on the cord. But if these flaws exist, my cat takes delight in peeling off this covering. Apparently, this issue of wire chewing is not uncommon with cats. I am thankful for this product, but it is too difficult to use.
I got the 1/8-inch size to fit standard 1/8-inch diameter USB cables. I was able to work it on to a highly flexible cable with considerable effort. First problem was that the sleeve does not open easily nor stay open. Second, the sleeve does not seal itself automatically as claimed; it has to be stretched and pulled closed which is challenging with a cable trying to get out. Eventually I got it done after many tries. However, when I tried to wrestle the sleeve on to a stiffer USB cable of the same size I could not keep it inside no matter what I did. I gave up after breaking a fingernail. A 1/4-inch sleeve might work but would probably be too big for a neat appearance.
My kitten was teething and trying to chew through all my power cords - real bad idea kitty! I bought these hoping they would save my cords and my kitten. First, it was really difficult to get the cord in the tube. It is very stiff, which is good, but, it wasn't working out well for me. Second, once I got the cord sufficiently inside the tube, kitten, who did not read the part about cord protection, chewed through the tube anyway. Fortunately, kitten is now done teething and all is well
Wanted to cover a thin, black lamp cord (against a white wall.) It frayed and unraveled after I cut it to the length of the lamp cord (see pic). It's also very rigid and doesn't mold to the cord. A wrong product for my needs.
The product arrived on time and I immediately installed it on the cord of our window air conditioner, completely covering the cord. The protection lasted for all of seven minutes while i was in the shower. By the time I came out my English Setter had grabbed the edge of the cable sleeve and stripped it down about a foot and chewed through the air conditioning cord. Thankfully she was unharmed but I was disappointed and left sweating it out in 90 degree heat. In the end I had to replace the power cord and before I did I slid a piece of heavy duty conduit from the hardware store over the cord as I installed it. If you have a committed chewer I would recommend going that route.
The product was easy to install and easy to use but minimally effective.
I’ve had pets all my life. Not one ever ate a cord thankfully. However as soon as I put this cord organizer/protector on, my dog chewed on it. I’ve heard that mice are eating automobile wiring more these days because they are soy based now. I wonder if this product has soy in it. If it smells like food to animals then no wonder they chew it.
They are great for cable management but not the best looking. I did end up returning these because I don't like the look at all. They would work perfectly if you don't have to worry about them being exposed. Unfortunately, my setup has cables that need to be managed that are visible, and these weren't that appealing to look at all the time.
I'm not sure if my product is just defective, but I got the 25ft 1/8in option and it does not have a split down the cover. The included instructions say I need to feed the cable through one side and out the other, however that's impossible when I'm trying to get it on an ethernet cable... I plan on returning it because the only thing I can think that this would fit on is a aux cable.
This item is extremely difficult to get around the wire. It takes a very long time to put on and it is near impossible if you have arthritis in your hands. Once on it should keep the cat from chewing the wire. The cat prefers the narrower wires like phone charges and computer charger.