[sdiy] Name that connector!

Mattias Rickardsson mr at analogue.org
Tue Sep 12 13:05:40 CEST 2017

It's a bit tricky as they are easy to break if too much force is
applied unevenly. I wish I could stumble upon some cheap simple pliers
that are parallel enough. Sometimes I use a vice just to be sure not
to break anything, but it doesn't feel handy enough for spontaneous
crimping in the field, or efficient enough for production work. :-)

Btw, these connectors are also used on Fatar keybeds (maybe this was
Tim's reason for the question).


On 12 September 2017 at 10:01, Roman Sowa <modular at go2.pl> wrote:
> I use vise with flat aluminium plates on the jaws.
> Done thousands of them this way.
> W dniu 2017-09-12 o 09:40, Tom Bugs pisze:
>> However - I tried crimping with a basic IDC tool modified slightly to
>> deal with the keying pin but the results weren't great & I wouldn't be
>> entirely confident that all connections were made.
>> The proper tooling is serious $$$$.
>> Any lower cost tooling alternatives people can recommend?

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