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Old 15-02-2011, 16:24   #61
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Maine Sail, that is a nice example of a machine crimp, Ive had the pleasure of using such a machine many times and for those battery crimps there is no subsitute. Have you any examples of 10 guage or smaller with non powered hand crimpers?
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Old 15-02-2011, 17:04   #62
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Maine Sail, that is a nice example of a machine crimp, Ive had the pleasure of using such a machine many times and for those battery crimps there is no subsitute. Have you any examples of 10 guage or smaller with non powered hand crimpers?
I can cut one open tomorrow. For now here's a video of my AMP crimper for 10-12 GA terminals holding 82 pounds more than the Mil Spec requires.

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Old 15-02-2011, 17:11   #63
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Nice Crimper, I use the anchor racheting one, I think ill upgrade.
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It's already posted on the web. What do you use to connect wires on your boat?
& American Boat & Yacht Council Standards for Boats E-11

Here is the USCG version.

So, choose which ever you like.
Thanks for bringing back old memories...by the way I believe the useful 1/2 life of copper is 28-30 years. ex USCG Electricians Mate
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No crimp on any terminal (let alone an insulated terminal) will crush the wires to the point where there can be no ingress of a liquid!
Factually wrong , proper crimps form a gas tight connection, moisture may wick between the conductors but not between the crimp mating faces and the associated conductors

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Old 16-02-2011, 17:10   #66
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Have you any examples of 10 guage or smaller with non powered hand crimpers?
Here's 12 GA crimped with the AMP #59239:



Insulation Cut Away:


Crimp Cut Open (sorry for the tree reflection my flash was at my wife's office):


A closer look and no reflection:
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Where do you get that crimper? Whats it's full name and model number? I'd like to get my hands on one

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Old 16-02-2011, 21:10   #68
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Where do you get that crimper? Whats it's full name and model number? I'd like to get my hands on one

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The one I use for Yellow 10-12 GA terminals is the AMP 59239-4:


For red & blue I use the AMP T-Head Certicrimp tool #59250:


P.S. Try not to vomit when you see the prices..
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Where do you get that crimper? Whats it's full name and model number? I'd like to get my hands on one

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Heavy Head Hand Tool - Amp / Tyco #59239-4 ( $600.00)

Page 23 ➥ http://tooling.tycoelectronics.com/e...dToolTypes.PDF

http://docs-europe.electrocomponents...6b80260dbf.pdf
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If you search you can often buy them used and re-calibrated by authorized re-calibraters for a lot less money than new. Make sure you are buying a properly re-calibrated too though not jsut "used"... My buddy works for Lear Jet and got me my tools, at his cost, from a re-calibrator.
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It seems aircraft tools are the ones to buy. I purchased a 37 tube flaring kit from aircraft supplier that is excellent for HP jobs.
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Ebay has one

Does not state it is re-calibrated. So ask the seller.

Amp 59239 Crimper Electrical Crimping Tool Yellow - eBay (item 290428355667 end time Feb-17-11 13:22:20 PST)

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Yeh, the price does tend to make for a gagging reflex. Ouch. However, I just asked the seller of those surplus ones about them being recalibrated. If not, I wonder how much it would cost to have that done. I'll have to check into that.

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Maine Sail,

How did you cut the connector to show the crimp and for it to be so shiny, like a mirror with the tree in it?

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Crimptools.com - 59239-4 Crimp Tool Mfg: AMP Tyco Condition: Used

This place charges 45 dollars to calibrate the ones they sell you
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