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Old 06-20-2016, 04:23 AM
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How to install this type of electrical connector?

I need to replace the connector on my outside temp monitor. I ordered the part and I'm not sure if I understand how to do it. Here's the part:

https://www.ecstuning.com/ES2798620/

It seems like:

strip wires
insert into metal prongs and crimp
insert metal prongs into rubber 'boot' or plug
insert new ends into connector until snug.

Is that correct? I'm just guessing no instructions came with it... to me it does not seem like you are going to be able to pull those rubber plugs over the metal part but the plug seems to be the only way it is going to fit and stay snug..

or on 2nd thought maybe the rubber part just goes behind the metal part on the wire.. that makes more sense, would love to hear from someone that knows.

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Search around the AMP Corp. connectors, they'll likely have directions.

As I recall, and it's been thirty years since I was an electrician and made hundreds of AMP connectors, so take a shaker of salt.

There are two sets of fold-over doodads. The square ones make the electrical connection and should be crimped with the just right tool, probably costs $hundred$. The insulation stripped should just clear the square tabs and be carefully soldered for reliability. The sharp triangular prongs grip the insulation, again, best with the crimping tool that rolls them point down into the insulation.

Then the socket is snapped into the plastic connector, there is a spring tab on the socket that latches into the connector for a secure attachment. A special tool is used to release the socket.
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Search around the AMP Corp. connectors, they'll likely have directions.

As I recall, and it's been thirty years since I was an electrician and made hundreds of AMP connectors, so take a shaker of salt.

There are two sets of fold-over doodads. The square ones make the electrical connection and should be crimped with the just right tool, probably costs $hundred$. The insulation stripped should just clear the square tabs and be carefully soldered for reliability. The sharp triangular prongs grip the insulation, again, best with the crimping tool that rolls them point down into the insulation.

Then the socket is snapped into the plastic connector, there is a spring tab on the socket that latches into the connector for a secure attachment. A special tool is used to release the socket.
Pretty much how I remember it, also. The real gotcha on these things is that if you don't use the specific crimper designed for them, chances are the pins either won't go into the body of the connector properly or won't stay in properly after they are inserted.

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