1 September 2011
Contact Inspection Hole
1/32 Inch MIN.
1/16 Inch MAX.
11/32 Inch MIN.
5/64 Inch MAX
Figure 9. Insulation Gap
d. If insulation gap is too large, trim conductor as
required. If insulation gap is too small, trim insulation as
Metal tool tips are sharp and can cause injury to
personnel and/or damage to connectors.
Crimp contact to wire.
46. CONTACT INSERTION. Insert wired or unwired
contacts in accordance with following procedure:
a. Remove sealing plug and/or contact from contact
Present metal tooling in some instances has
cavity (Paragraph 50).
damaged the wire sealing grommet at the end of
the connectors. Plastic tools are preferred.
b. Ensure wire or cable on contact is routed through
Caution should be exercised in the use of
c. Select correct insertion tool (Table 4, 6 or 7).
Inspect tips of metal tools for distortion of
probe before use as connector damage can
e. Insert tip of contact into cavity. Start contact
insertion near connector center cavities and work