[Noisebridge-discuss] Good crimpers (recommendation needed)
epsalmond at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 17:27:58 UTC 2017
I have the iWiss crimper linked and it does a thoroughly OK job for JST,
Dupont and molex KK style connectors. For the price, I recommend it!
On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Bryon and Mitch!!
> I went ahead and got these:
> SN-2549 is the model. This one has only good reviews and is a newer
> version of whats on aliexpress. and its in the US already, pretty sweet
> deal i think!
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> Roché <kain at kain.org>
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> So, those look pretty similar to mc3/mc4 terminals -- while it is
> technically possible to crimp them with a generic non ratcheting crimp
> wrench, it can be a pretty big pain from my experience.
> The difference between crimps that use a generic connector and ones that
> want a good ratchet are in how the crimps are assembled. If you look at the
> detail picture you linked, you will see that the crimp splits in the middle
> top. Crimps that are more for generic electrical use tend to have a crimp
> where the crimping sleeve is already wrapped around itself somewhat or is
> just a solid tube.
> That split makes the crimps easier to manufacture en masse (stamped metal
> and a bender ftw). The downside is you need a more precise tool to crimp
> Those sorts of tools generally have a pliers or ratchet attached to some
> sort of die.
> If you're a professional contractor maybe a $300 tool there makes sense,
> but if you search multiple vendors you can likely find a decent entry level
> ratcheting crimper that matches that crimp in the $50-70 range. Don't
> forget to check Amazon and Aliexpress, and you'd probably do well to check
> McMaster and Grainger, too.
> If you're looking for details on a good one, find one for which you can
> source the ratchet and dies separately. That may be a lot more time than
> you have to spend, though.
> On April 18, 2017 5:40:03 PM PDT, Zach R <organicunity at hotmail.com>
>> Hey all,
>> making a project with 28AWG wire and 2mm JST connectors with these
>> I have *no* idea where to start with decent crimpers (ive always soldered
>> everything). the ones JST recommends are like $300. any mid-budget ones
>> that people like out there? what parameters have to match with diff brands?
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