Fiber Optic Crimp Tool SC connector

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by strantor, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. strantor

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    I'm getting some Harting Han Modular connectors for a cable that contains power conductors and some single mode fiber optics:

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    In the catalog for the fiber modules, it does not say what tool is needed to crimp the SC connector which goes inside the connector module:
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    I called Harting to inquire and they said I need their own Harting fiber crimp tool P/N 20 99 000 1031 ($819). They could (or would) not provide any specs on the tool itself.

    Of course, they would say I need to buy their 100X marked up ordinary fiber crimp tool. I'm 90% sure there's nothing special about it and I could buy the same thing from elsewhere. But I am not familiar enough with fiber widgets to know what to buy. I'm sure the trained eye could look at the above fiber connector data sheet and recognize a standard fiber connector and recommend a suitable tool. So do we have any of those trained eyes here?

    I would appreciate any help on this matter.
    Thank you,
    Strantor.
     
  2. strantor

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    Well at the very least I think I've found the "$820" tool and die set that Harting has rebranded. Here's the picture from their website:
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    I think it's a $179 Knipex 97 43 200:
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    with a $178 Knipex die set:
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    Total $357, for a savings of $463 over the one with the pretty Harting logo. Not too shabby, but I still have a feeling I can do better than that.

    Any thoughts on whether something like this $68 universal fiber optic crimping tool would do the job?
     
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