1 September 2011
a. Remove sealing plug and/or contact from
30. CONNECTOR BUILDUP.
contact cavity (Paragraph 38).
31. WIRE STRIPPING. Strip wire in accordance
with following procedure:
b. Ensure wire or cable on contact is routed
through connector backshell.
32. CONTACT CRIMPING. Crimp contact in
accordance with following procedure:
Select correct insertion tool (Figure 10).
Select correct crimp tool (Figure 10).
d. Place wire and contact assembly into
insertion tool (Figure 12). Ensure tool tip is over
b. Perform die closure check, install positioner,
conductor barrel and butted against contact shoulder.
and set selector knob for gage of wire.
e. Insert tip of contact into cavity. Start contact
c. Insert stripped wire into contact conductor
insertion near connector center cavities and work
barrel. Ensure all wire strands are inside contact
conductor barrel and visible in contact inspection hole
Axially align contact with contact cavity.
d. If insulation gap is too large, trim conductor
g. With firm even pressure, press tool against
as required. If insulation gap is too small, trim
contact shoulder and seat contact into cavity (Figure
insulation as required (Figure 11).
13). A slight click may be heard as retention tines snap
into place behind contact shoulder.
Crimp contact to wire.
h. Pull tool straight out of contact cavity.
33. CONTACT INSERTION. Insert wired, or
Remove tool from wire. Pull back lightly on wire to
unwired contacts in accordance with following
ensure contact is properly seated.
i. Seal connector as required (Paragraph 35)
and install backshell.