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Crimping

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Jeeeeez! :x

    Got some RJ45 Plugs, and cabling. Does anyone have any tips as to how the fu** you get the wires into those tight gaps within the plus. I always thought that the plugs open into 2 halves to it makes it relativly easy to insert the wires, then you would crimp them.

    plus, you you also confirm that the colour coding is,
    amber blue green brown?
     
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Cheeks,

    Expect to b@lls some plugs up! It takes a bit of practice before you will make a serviceable lead.

    Make sure the wires are the same length and in the correct order.
    Then, grip the wires as tight as you can and push them in the connector. Use a magnifier (if needed) to check the wires haven't moved and then crimp.

    See site below for straight cable diagram;

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  3. r.h.lee

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    Mr.Cheeks,

    Do you have a crimper?
     
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  4. juice142

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    I tried. I tried so hard. But my fingers are too fat and my patience is too short. :dry

    We have a cable guy. :rolleyes:

    J.
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Cheers - ordered 50 plugs, im fully prepared to lose some plugs and some fingers!

    indeed...

    plugs here
    crimper here
     
  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Like Boyce said it takes a bit of practice, it took me about 2-3 days of crimping to get the hang of it, I tried 4-5 times each day untill I got the hang of it, and now its not even that hard. What I usualy do to check to see of the wires are fully in is I look at the sides of the plugs and see if the metal pins are right above the wire and look at it from the front to see if I can see all the colored wires, and that gives me a good estimate as to whether they wires need to be pushed in in a little more or not.

    Also strip the cable to a length where the wires are a little longer then the plug so that once you aline the wires in a straight parallel line you could cut them to a length to fit the plugs then patch the cable.
     
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  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    How embrassing is this? While Mr. Cheeks spent one hours 41 mins to do one side of the cable, his sister manages to do this within 2 mins!

    Now lets see if i can reduce that 1.41 min down
     
  8. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Round of Applause! Managed to do it in just under 5 mins! connected to network - only managed to f*k up 7plugs
     
  9. Jakamoko
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    Dinnae race - do it right :D
     
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  10. r.h.lee

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    Mr.Cheeks,

    Does the crimper also have an outer sleeve cutter? If not, then a separate outer sleeve cutting device?
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    After several hours of fighting with it, I realized that I save money, per hour, by just buying the dang things pre-made. My patience drops quickly. :oops:
     
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  12. wizard

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    That's what I do, they're cheap enough to buy :D
     
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  13. wagnerk
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    That's what I do also, the only time when I crimp my own cables is when I need a custom length one :)

    -ken
     
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  14. juice142

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    Guys,

    Who is your supplier of ready made cable in the UK?

    Cheers,

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  16. wagnerk
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    I use Halcyon (based in Northampton) for the majority of our supplies.

    -Ken
     
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  17. juice142

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    Thanks for that Ken, I'll give them a look. 8)

    J.
     
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  18. wizard

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    Do you have a business to use them?
     
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  19. Sparky
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    I try and buy pre-made cabling when I can however if you need to install network points then you have no choice unless you outsource to another company.
     
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  20. wagnerk
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    I use them for work, so yes (our business is education, I work for an IT Dept in a school) we have a business account with them :)

    -Ken
     
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