Help - Tool Required (name) ??

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Eight Ball, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Eight Ball

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    May 5, 2009
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    Alright, so I got another question. Basic story is that I have a cable (looks like the ones found going to cable TV's, Picture below) that needs to go into a connector (Again very similar to a cable tv connector, Picture below), and I know that there is a specific tool that will properly cram the wire into the connector shown, and simply put, I need the name of that tool, and a basic idea of how to use it.

    Pictures (not exact, taken from the net):
    Cable: http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8416/cable.jpg
    Connector: http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5026/connectors.gif

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. dank

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    Jul 7, 2009
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  3. Eight Ball

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    May 5, 2009
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    hmmm....well, the only thing I can say is that the connector is solid metal (not gonna crimp)...so probably not that.....
     
  4. AlexR

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    I am guessing that its an F type connector (a very wild guess since the picture quality does not help and the single side-on view give you no idea of the internal structure).

    F type connectors come in crimp-on, compression and twist-on varieties, since the body appears to be knurled, I would guess its a twist on connector in which case all you need is a strong wrist and a pair of side-cutters.

    Take a look at http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/fconn.htm for details.

    If its not a twist-on go to http://www.interstateelectronics.com/howto/coaxterm.html for details how to install crimp-on or compression types.
     
  5. Eight Ball

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    May 5, 2009
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    Thanks, I think that's the one. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
     
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