[Noisebridge-discuss] Good crimpers (recommendation needed)

Eric Psalmond 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:
> amazon.com/Iwiss-Crimping-0-08-1-0-Ratcheting-Connector/
> dp/B01N1RFZZ4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1492740169&sr=8-2&
> keywords=28+awg+crimper
> 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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> *Subject:* Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Good crimpers (recommendation needed)
> 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
> reliably..
> 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>
> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> making a project with 28AWG wire and 2mm JST connectors with these
>> crimps:
>> https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/jst-sales-
>> america-inc/SPH-002T-P0.5L/455-2148-1-ND/1634657
>> 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?
>> thanks!
>> -Zach
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Eric Psalmond
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