I have decided to start crimping my own cables rather than buy them pre-crimped to save money and for the fun of it.
I have the ends but am not sure which crimper I need to make them. T
here is nothing stamped on the strip of ends so I have an headphone jack for scale. View attachment 63072
It's always best to buy the Manufacturer's Crimper for their brand of pins. Molex Crimper for Molex Pins,
AMP Crimper for AMP Pins, etc. If you don't make a good crimp, you will be in for lots of problems.
Heck, I've seen folks make those crimps with needle nose pliers...... But, not me!
Don't know but I have several crimpers and I'll be have to see. Question: Nice photo and what did you use to take and post it. I tried to put a photo up on this forum a few days ago, using my Moto cell phone, and it looked like it posted okay and then the forum whacked it. Just curious. Actually, when I'm not rushed I've been soldering my cables when possible. I do have a nice crimper set for RG-6 compliments of Directv which left behind a few years back.
I have an LG smartphone I got from walmart for $45.00. Just a basic android smartphone. I take the photo, open the email program and attach the photo. It asks what size and I pick small and that makes it automatically a size small enough for the forum to accept. It somehow got a crack in it in the past week. Im am pretty fed up with smart phones and everything forcing you to update and nothing ever works. I have been reading on flip phones and I think Im going to switch.. They are the same price anyway. I hate what "phones" have become.
Thanks Gekaufman, any idea what size my pins are?
I use a pair of needle nose pliers and then solder them. I don't need to worry about a special sized crimper. I'm not doing assembly line work but I'll put one of my soldered connectors up against any crimped one in a pull test or resistance test.