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Date:  3-18-2010
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Crimper - D-sub problems (cont)

Turns out that the aluminum spacer/recever in the crimper was poorly designed or flawed. Either it was too short and/or a hole drilled in it (not visible in pics) was too big. In either case, the pin had to be stopped from going too far into the crimper.

I'm writing this a year later and forget exactly how I fixed it (I think I stuffed some scrap into hole). But in any case, the pin now sits correctly and a 4-way crimp (or is it 2 4-way crimps?) is made midway in the shaft of the pin.

In the end, the D-Sub crimp appears to me to be the most trustworthy wire termination I can make. Done over, I would pay $$$ for a used Daniels crimper or perhaps just a few more $ for a low cost crimper of type shown here... without the damn defect! Should have returned this and complained but at the time, I was just glad to solve the problem and move on. At least I now understand how it works and have a great deal of confidence in the results.
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Poor example of a securely crimped pin

Poor example of a securely crimped pin

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Disassembled crimper - had to stuff the spacer

Disassembled crimper - had to stuff the spacer

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