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A mechanical solder-free method of creating a gas-tight electrical connection, often between a wire or cable and a connector.

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Nintendo 64 Controller Pins

I am looking to find the correct kind of crimp pins that go in the controller nub of a Nintendo 64 controller. I have attached some pictures of what I'm looking for. I have read up on terminal pins ...
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Safe Voltage/Amperage for Soldered Wires - aka When to Crimp Instead

I have found a lot of information that circles around what I'm looking for, but nothing that directly answers it. It is possible there is no right answer.     I am jealous of the Macbook ...
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Which crimp tool to use with SSH-003GA-P0.2?

I'm planning to crimp SSH-003GA-P0.2 crimp terminals to go into JSTSHDR-20V-S-B connectors. How do I figure out which is the proper crimp tool I have to use to succeed? Thanks in advance.
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What type of terminal is this

Okay, simple yet seemingly impossible question here... What type of terminal is this? It looks like exactly what we need, but I found the image on an advert for the shrink-wrap shown in the picture. ...
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Best way to crimping the outer tabs of a Crimp Terminal Contact

I'm trying to find the best way to crimp the JST VH series crimp terminal contact I'm using my Knippex tool to perform the crimp Now I always get good results with the inner tabs, but the outer tabs ...
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Splicing 24 awg wires - wire and tool selection

I'm working on a raspberry pi project - a sump pit monitor that sends an emergency email if a float switch above the point where the water triggers the pump is switched (purely for monitoring, not ...
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Connection for tungsten heater

This is my first post, so hello all :) I have a tungsten wire thats wrapped around a crucible. I want to send ~20A through it in order to heat the crucible. Now the tricky part. Since this is part ...
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Wire ferrule installation woes

So, I have some 1mm2 (cataloged in the USA as 17AWG) fine strand (259 * 0.07mm) test lead wire that I am trying to adapt to Eurostyle terminal blocks (which I can then adapt to other things, such as ...
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long lasting wiring of many ds18b20 sensors

I'm laying down a number of temp sensors to the air exchange machine with heat pump. Temps there wary from -35 to +70 celsius. I may like to change/relayout components in the machine, therefore need ...
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Is it possible to hand crimp a 1mm pitch JST SH connector without a machine?

This is an offshoot of another question of mine on identifying a particular connector. When I was talking with sales representative from DigiKey they was mentioned that these crimps are done by ...
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How to attach a clincher connector to a FSR

How do you attach an Amphenol FCI "clincher connector" to a thin film force sensitive resistor? I see several sites selling these connectors explicitly for making it easier to wire FSRs, but almost no ...
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What to use to crimp a resistor onto 18awg wire

I want to crimp a resistor like the one below onto 18awg wire without soldering... I've seen that bootlace ferrules like the photo below can possibly be used to do this but if I buy 22-24awg sized ...
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How to crimp a ferrules(end sleeve)without a crimper?

Hi. I know that the best way and the safe method to crimp those uninsulated ferrules is to use the appropriate crimper. But,since i need to crimp only 3-4 wires,buying a special crimper only for that ...
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Electrical lug for button switch

So I bought a few push buttons that came with lugs but I'm not sure what tool I am supposed to use crimp them to wire. Advice is appreciated.
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wire crimper sizes: mm2 vs AWG

Electrical wire crimpers available on Amazon Canada tend to list die sizes in mm2. This one cross-lists them in AWG, but there are some discrepancies between these sizes and the mm2 equivalent of ...
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Is it safe to use “uninsulated crimp” crimpers on insulated crimps?

Besides needing a bigger size, will it work to use crimpers meant for uninsulated crimps on insulated? Will it crack the insulation or cause other significant problems?
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Fast but affordable way to crimp dupont connectors

I'm currently doing a small production run of a board I designed. It features a few pin header type dupont connectors which are used to attach cables to the board. Now, I can surely crimp this using ...
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What is the name of that crimp?

We are working on a hoverboard. It has a Hall sensor with 5 wires and this weird connector. I can't find its name and the hoverboard has no documentation with its BOM. Has anyone already seen it?
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What tool to crimp these connectors

Please excuse my inexperience in this matter. I have purchased some new pick ups for my guitar but it appears the manufacturer of the guitar has opted for a proprietary method of connection rather ...
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What type of high temperature crimp connector is this?

A heating element on a 3D Printer has coated stainless steel leads that were crimped to another wire. I cut the other wire but would now like to reconnect it. I'd like to use the same type of crimp ...
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Solder vs screw connection on a cable connector

I bougth some 4mm male banana jacks today with the purpose of making myself some more test leads. They have screw connection, similar to the ones in this picture (from the farnell product page): I ...
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Pluggable terminal connector long term reliability

I'm investigating the issues related to long term reliability of pluggable terminals of "Phoenix" style. This terminals are available in a range of pitch and configurations (right angle, straight...). ...
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Is there an alternative to Original Molex Crimp hand Tools?

I have used molex products before and i have been happy with them . Recently they introduced a new series called molex Nano-Fit , very interesting product until i saw there crimping tool marketing ...
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What do the dimensions describing the crimping tools mean?

The crimping tools usually describe an dimension interval they are capable of working with. For example: 0.5 to 6 mm² or 0,1 - 2,5 mm². However when dealing with ...
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Finding the correct crimping tool for your contacts

After choosing a Molex connector (C-Grid III 90142 series housing) for my PCB I ordered the corresponding crimp contacts. I assumed I would be able to crimp them using my Knippex crimping pliers. I'...
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Importance of hex crimp die alignment

I am using a lug crimper which has two rotating dies that come together to form a hex crimp. Design similar to the Greenlee K05-1GL. From a long term performance and safety perspective, How important ...
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Are these pin connectors a standard part? If so, what are they called?

This is a "wet" temperature sensor for a Boilermate 2000 thermal store. The pin connectors are inserted into a plastic plug that connects to the control board (see 2nd image). The pins do not stick ...
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Connection for very thin wires

I came across some very thin coax cable, maybe 34awg,or even 36. Now i am wondering, foe which industry is it used and what connectors are available there. Any ideas?
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Crimping Connector Issues

I am attempting to make some of my own connectors to attach to a PCB I have made. This was the tool I used to perform the crimps: Source My primary issue is that the connector will not fit into the ...
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Why do they crimp capacitor leads?

Most manufacturers produces crimped and straight lead pairs of their capacitors which has exactly same capacitance and voltage rating. Why do they bother crimping the leads? What advantage does it ...
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Do they make triangle-shaped headers?

I've been working with some PIR sensors from Panasonic, and I was wondering if there are any types of female headers/connectors that I could use to wire the three pins of the sensor without directly ...
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Crimp terminal insulation of exposed leads

I'm dealing with an equipment which has a lot of internal wiring. The system is powered in 12V but the wires carry a good amount of current (in excess of 10A). I need to connect different units with ...
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good electrical terminal crimpers? [closed]

Anyone know of a good type of electrical terminal crimpers from a reputable manufacturer? The ones you find at Home Depot or Lowes are cheap, but they're simple lever systems for squishing the ...