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Re: Canare Crimper Questions
Posted by Cousin_Dupree on April 9, 2002 at 10:50:34:
I have the Canare crimp frames and the appropriate die for 1506A and the RCAP C4F (and included pin), so I'm familiar with the results. I would imagine that an adequate crimp could be made without the Canare tool, though I don't believe it would be as good as with the appropriate Canare crimp/die.
With the Canare tools you'll get a very consistent crimp over the entire crimp area (which is cylindrical in shape @ approximately 3.5 millimeters long). Unlike, for instance, using some "ordinary" crimp tool which wouldn't produce a crimp with a large enough surgace area to crimp the entire cyclidrical area the entire length of the cable/pin interface.
I would imagine that you could do better than a needlenose, however, if you're not going to buy the frames/die. Use a regular crimper or something with really long handles to get huge force on the crimp surface. We want the cable & pin to become as close to one monolithic piece as possible.
Sorry, I don't do rentals. If you want to send me your cable/terminations we may be able to work something out, but the shipping both ways may make the whole thing more costly than you're willing to deal with.
P.S. don't forget to remove the discoloration on the center conductor of the 1506A and keep all the contact surfaces perfectly clean prior to installation.