How are the wires connected to this connector?

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  1. spinnaker

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    How are the wires connected to this connector?

    Is some kind of special crimping tool required?
     
  2. R!f@@

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    Na!!..All u need is a cutting plier and a flat nose plier to crimp and connect wires to them.
    Quite easy from the way I see it
     
  3. spinnaker

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    Thanks I think I will grab them.
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    It is an IDC (insulation dislacement) connector. No crimping is required (contrary to Rifaa). Cut the wires square. Press them into the top with any convenient tool You can use a screwdriver, if you are careful. Note that the "blades" on the sides of the V into which you press the wire make the contact.

    John
     
  5. spinnaker

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    Thanks John.
     
  6. R!f@@

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    Hell ya...John's right, but I did have a crimper for those types of IDC. Hence the word "crimp" surfaced.

    Even a newbie can do it with pointed knife cutter.
     
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