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How to Crimp a BNC Connector

 

The below steps will show you how to crimp a BNC Connector to a coaxial cable.

 

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Time Required: 1-2 minutes

Steps: 7

Supplies: BNC Connectors, Crimping Tool, Cable Stripper /Cable Cutter

Budget Estimate: $70 (excluding cables)

 

Step 1


Trim cable as shown using a stripping tool. Trim center conductor end at 45-degree angle.


cut end of coaxial cable
 
Step 2


Fold braid back

*NOTE: for quad shield cable cut off first foil and fold back second braid.


BNC connector insert onto coax cable
 
Step 3


Push connector onto cable twisting in a clockwise and counter-clockwise direction until cable dielectric is flush with connector mandrel face.

 
Step 4


Make sure "F" die head is in crimp tool.


bnc connector about to crimp
 
Step 5


Nest cable and connector into crimp tool

*NOTE: For right angle and female connector use no die head.

 
Step 6


Squeeze handle. Crimp tool is ratcheted and will release when compression is completed.


crimp tool compressing bnc connector
 
Step 7


Remove connector and cable from tool and give a pull (30 lbs) to assure proper termination.


finished BNC Connector

 

 

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Get the right tool

By Would-be cablemonkey

from Vancouver, WA

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If you're a newbie looking at buying a cable tool to make terminations, be sure and buy a compression tool, as shown, not a crimp-on tool.

Also do not be afraid to buy a whole box of F-connector ends, they don't spoil and you'll end up using them all eventually.

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This is Compression, Not Crimp

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Great article, wrong name. You are showing a compression tool here, not a crimp tool. If article is renamed, it would deserve 5 stars.

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