How to Crimp a F-Connector

BY: Christina Hansen

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

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Time Required: 1-2 minutes

Steps: 7

Supplies: F-Connectors, Crimping Tool, Cable Stripper /Cable Cutter

Budget Estimate: $70 (excluding cables)

Step 1

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


Step 2

BNC connector insert onto coax cableFold braid back

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

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

bnc connector about to crimpMake sure "F" die head is in crimp tool.

Step 5

Nest cable and connector into crimp tool

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

Step 6

crimp tool compressing bnc connectorSqueeze handle. Crimp tool is ratcheted and will release when compression is completed.


Step 7

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

 

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