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Old 01-30-2009, 06:34 AM
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What kind of crimp tool for these?

I want to make up some connectors for my harness so I got a set of weather proof connectors. Is there a crimp tool that will work for these pins? I have a good crimper/stripper, but I can't seem to make them crimp right.


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It takes a tool that will roll the metal into the wire. Just like a factory made wire connection. For the tool try Terminal Supply Co. in troy, Michigan. They have the largest selection of wire supplies and tools I've seen. Easy to work with to.
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I believe you need this-


http://www.ntxtools.com/network-tool...1-p-SKT09.html
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That is exactly the tool he needs, it has a stepped crinping area that applies a tighter crimp on the bare wire, but a less tight crimp on the insulation.

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I think 35WINDOW is correct. The crimper he directed you to should work for you. As an added measure, you might consider soldering the crimped portion of the pin after you've made the crimp. If you choose to do that, just use a good quality rosin core solder designed for electrical/electronics work, and use just enough to form the joint. Too much solder could interfere with inserting the pin into the connector body. It might be overkill, but it would ensure a good solid connection. A bad unsoldered crimp will be a pain to repair. And incidentally, if a repair would be necessary, you'll need a proper extraction tool to remove the pin from the connector body.
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re

radio shaft may have a similar one[and used to sell the pins too]

many will not properly crimp the oversized insulation area on that particular pin

a good crimp is gas tight and does not need soldre. Solder can cause it to break at the end of the solder joint if the strain relief fails[somewhat unlikely]
I would reserve soldering for crimps that didn't look right but would be a pain to cut and redo.

I used these type of pins in a rewire, and they work well. You can get gold plated ones for not that much and use them out in the marker lights and such, never tarnish
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IMHO,

If you are using these with the Weatherpak Connectors and Boots, I wouldn't solder them-we use them a lot at work, and they are very resistant to moisture (as I think we all know)-

The crimp and assembly are the most important part-
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I use the (T-12 Weather Pack Terminal and Seal Crimper) it dose the whole thing in one squeeze. And a (T-3 Weather Pack Terminal Release Tool) because we all make mistakes.
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Looks like this is tool I need, does both crimps in one shot and it allows for the rubber gasket.

http://www.whiteproducts.net/pdfs/T-...20w-photos.pdf
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If you do a lot of them you will really appreciate the ratcheting tool. I used one a lot in a previous job, sometimes 1000 pins a day connecting computer equipment. The tool in your post allows the pin to be held by the tool so every crimp comes out the same. There is no need for solder if the crimp is done properly.
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