Clean Quick Disconnect pictures...closeups


#1

Does anyone have any close up shots of clean disconnect installations?

I installed quick disconnects for first time and I’m using pliers and it stays connected but I’m wondering am I really support to crimp it completely closed?

thanks .

:slight_smile:


#2

I don’t have a pic handy but when I put the QD on I tin the wire and then use a tiny bit of solder to hold the wire in place, and then crimp it.

maybe over kill but I’ve never had issues with my buttons cutting out due to a faulty wire/crimp.


#3

Go and buy a $10 terminal crimper
RadioShack 8.5" 4-Way Crimping Tool - RadioShack.com

http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1-6980454w345.jpg

Here I make a daisy chain.
DaisyChain pictures by rtdzign - Photobucket


#4

If you get a Crimper like rtdzign show, you need to do a Double Crimp.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/wire_termination


#5

jdm, I use a similar crimper as rtdzign linked to and have never double crimped, but never have had a qd fall off either.

Is the double crimp just for insurance?

Btw, for a crimper, I highly recommend a ratcheting crimper. Saves your hands. Crimping lots of terminals quickly gives your hand that cts twinge.


#6

Ratchet Crimpers are the best.
They all I use.

Buy super expensive ones if want to be cool like me.


#7

A crimping tool is an essential investment in your tool repertoire. I crimp it on both sides then tube shrink it using a mini torch. You can also put a dab of non-conductive hot glue or loctite for added strength but this method can become messy. Also check the awg & thickness of the connects, the thinner ones tend to break upon slightest bending.

Nice pictures, rtdzign! As always, very informative.


#8

I wanna be cool :slight_smile:


#9

I know, not many of cool people in Tech Talk. :shake:


#10

Thanks

Thanks for tips guys! I have a crimped but I guess the qd I am using isntoo big for seimitsu to connect onto. Which brand or size is standard for osbf or seimitsu . Thanks again


#11

Sanwa & Seimitsus use .110 tabs, I’m assuming you got .250s?


#12

The size is .110" (2.79mm) with Tab Thickness of .020" (.51mm) being.
Thickness is important, because can fall off even if use .110" at wrong size.


#13

You guys were absolutely right, I was using the wrong size. I really like the clean look of the crimped open barrel types with a vinyl clear sleeve. It’s funny the things that we find appealing :slight_smile:

thanks again!


#14

How did you know I like to work with Open Barrel Terminals?
Laugh.

They look so much better than normal people’s Crimp Terminals.


#15

Flag terminals look more clean still.