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Old 10-17-2004, 08:14 AM
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Default Servo Crimping Tutorial

After two days, 6 sets of batteries & 2 pairs of hands. I've finally wrote a servo crimping tutorial.

I've tried to make as in depth as possible.

[link=http://www.ashtekelectronics.com/info/crimp/how_to_crimp.htm]Crimping Tutorial[/link]

Feedback most welcome.

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Old 10-17-2004, 09:23 AM
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Nice job, a well done page. You state to always do the black wire first, why? Also some way of highlighting important points would be nice for people like me who tend to skim through things.
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Old 10-17-2004, 10:23 AM
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Hi,

Cheers, I skim too

Does not really matter just as long as when it comes to do the other end you start on the same colour! Otherwise you will crimp that end upside down (speaking from experience ).

You can start on the red wire but black is common on all manufacturer's so makes this tutorial more common.

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Old 10-17-2004, 03:08 PM
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I spent about $40 on a crimping tool, pins, connectors, etc. several years ago. After I spent an afternoon crimping the crap out of connectors, I finally threw all of it in the trash. I never did get one crimp to work correctly.
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:12 PM
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Shame you trashed your tools. Would of been interesting to see if my tutorial would of helped you.[X(]
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Old 10-17-2004, 08:15 PM
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The two pics on the crimp die are not clear and difficult to visualize. Hope you can improve them

A video would be better !
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Old 10-19-2004, 03:48 AM
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I tried taking loads of pics on the dies but those where the best that came out.

That's when you need a mate who is a professional photographer.

Video? that would a neat idea but dont know about the quality?
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Old 10-20-2004, 04:11 AM
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Video, hmmm. Maybe in the future the tutorial on DVD? & of course comes free with a purchase of the tool?

Wonder how much it would cost for a actor?[>:]

Clint Eastwood.
'Do you feel lucky crimp! well do ya'

'bet your thinking did i crimp 6 or 5'


Macbeth
'Is this a crimp tool i see before me?'

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'To crimp or buy one already done. That is the question!'

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ok sorry mad half hour over
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Default RE: Servo Crimping Tutorial

ORIGINAL: SGibson

I spent about $40 on a crimping tool, pins, connectors, etc. several years ago. After I spent an afternoon crimping the crap out of connectors, I finally threw all of it in the trash. I never did get one crimp to work correctly.
Sounds like you bought a $25 Radio Shack universal crimper. There is your problem. The Molex crimper we use around here cost $129, and that's without all the dies for the various specific connectors.
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:20 AM
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pdf version available for download

http://ashtekelectronics.com/info/crimp/crimp.pdf
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Old 11-07-2004, 10:12 AM
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Error in tutorial corrected & pdf also updated.
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Default RE: Servo Crimping Tutorial

The crimper I bought was not from Radio Shack. It was from a popular R/C company that sells the crimping tool, pins and conectors. I can't understand the need to spend $100+ on a crimping tool when I can simply purchase an assembled servo extension.
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After crimping I prefer to put a miniscule dab of solder in the crimp joint. It requires a solder station and even then occasionally a crimp will be destroyed.

New purchased cables will often have resistance in the crimp. Resistance in the neighborhood of .4 to .7 ohm will often jitter servos with a fresh charge 6v battery. I measure cables by plugging two together and measuring end to end, which effectively measures resistance of the two center connections.
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Just downloaded the pdf tutorial - excellent! - thank you
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