Contact Installation Instructions

Crimping Contacts

1. Select the appropriate crimp tool and ensure that the proper crimp head positioner is used.

2. Cycle the tool to be sure the indentors are open.

3. Determine the correct selector setting for the wire size from the data plate on the positioner (turret head assembly) and set the selector knob on the crimp tool to match.

4. Place the contact, mating end first, into the tool.

5. Insert the stripped wire into the hollow end of the contact. Be sure the wire is inserted as far as it will go.

6. Close the tool completely to crimp. Unless the tool is closed completely, the tool will not release the contact.

7. Remove the crimped contact from the tool. Check the inspection hole to verify that the wire is fully inserted.

Insertion of Contacts

1. Before inserting the contacts, unscrew the accessories (clamps, backshells or adapters) from rear of plug or receptacle. Slide the hardware over the wire bundle in
the proper order for reassembly after all the contacts are inserted.

2. To assist insertion of contacts, lubricate insulator (grommet) cavities with isopropyl alcohol. Alcohol will evaporate and will not leave a conductive film.
Caution: Never use any lubricant other than isopropyl alcohol.

3. Place the correct insertion tool on the contact so that the wire runs along the groove in the tool. (Tool tip will butt against the shoulder.) Hold the plug or receptacle body

4. Beginning with a center cavity, insert the contact into the insulator with a slow, even pressure until the contact snaps into position.Make sure the contact and tool are held perpendicular to the face of the insert during the contact installation or the grommet could be damaged.

4.1If contacts are not inserted all the way prior to removing insertion tool, do not try to reinsert the insertion tool. Instead, remove the contact and try again; otherwise reinserting the insertion tool may damage the inside of the contact cavity.

5. Remove tool and check the face of the connector for proper contact installation. Proper installation may also be checked by pulling back lightly on the wire to make
sure the contact is properly seated.


After all the cavities have been filled, slide the hardware back into position on the connector and tighten. Extraction of Contacts (Rework)

1. Slide the hardware back over the wire bundle.

2. Select the appropriate tool. Place tool over the contact on mating side and insert into the cavity.

3. Exert nominal force axially to release retention clip. Spacer sleeve will shoulder at face of insulation when tool is inserted to proper depth.

4. Push extraction plunger to force the contact out of the rear of the insert.

5. Grasp contact or wire and pull the wired contact out of the rear of the insulator.

6. Remove extraction tool axially.

7. After using the extraction tool, the spacer sleeve should be set forward in the last notch to protect the end of the plunger guide.

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