The V5 Crimping tool can be used to create your own, customized V5 Smart Cables.
This article will cover the following:
- How to Crimp
- Common Mistakes
- V5 Smart Cable Crimp Tool (276-5773)
- V5 Smart Cable Stock (276-5774)
- V5 Smart Cable Connectors (276-5775)
How to Crimp
Step 1: Cut the Cable
- Place the cable into the cutter section of the tool.
- Squeeze the crimping tool firmly to cut the cable.
Step 2: Strip the Cable
- Place the cable into the stripper section of the tool.
- The cable should be pushed against the stopper. If the cable is pressed beyond the stopper too much of the black casing will be removed.
- With the tool still squeezed, pull the cable from the crimper. This will expose the colored wires.
- Repeat this process for both sides of the cable.
Note: Keep in mind that you do not want to strip too much of the black casing
Step 3: Insert Connectors
- Ensure that the cables are evenly cut before inserting the connectors on each side of the cable.
- Check to make sure that the connectors are properly oriented. They should be facing in the opposite direction.
- In order to ensure a proper connection, push the cable in so that wires touch the end of the connector.
Step 4: Crimp the Connector
- Insert the connector into the tool by lining up the tabs.
- Place the handles of the tool down firmly.
- This step is extremely important! If the crimper tool is not fully pressed down, the connector pins will extrude outward. This can cause damage to V5 ports and/or cause ports to fail when the cable is inserted.
- Double check for proper orientation of the connectors and repeat this process for the other side of the cable.
Note: The Crimping tool must be fully pressed down. If this step is improperly completed, the connector can cause damage to the V5 Ports.
Mistake 1: Improperly Cut Wires
Make sure that all colored wires are flush and equally cut.
Mistake 2: Protective Jacket Not Fully Inserted Into Clear Connector
Make sure that the black casing is inserted into the clear connector. The colored wires should not be exposed.
Mistake 3: Connector Pins Not Fully Crimped
Make sure that the tool is firmly pressed all the way down when crimping the connector. If done incorrectly, damage can occur to V5 ports.